STEAM at Barrack

STEAM students in lab on computer

Following the standard set by Maimonides in the 11th century, the disciplines of science and technology provide an essential cornerstone to Jewish education.

At Barrack, we integrate science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) into holistic learning that fosters critical thinking skills. Our hands-on approach focuses on the importance of asking questions and developing new ways to discover the answers.

Two boys with STEAM projects

Science, math, technology, and art teachers work together to plan STEAM-based lessons for their students, with a series of electives offered to facilitate integration throughout all grade levels. Lesson topics range from engineering, design, and coding to robotics and three-dimensional ceramic work.

Our STEAM Institute is a sophisticated, project-based learning program where students engage in design thinking and hands-on learning to encourage students to be innovative , collaborate with others, take risks, and solve problems. Learn more about the STEAM Institute here.

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3D and Ceramic 3D Printers

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STEAM Institute Students in our Application-only Program

50%

of Students Choose to Take Dedicated STEAM Classes

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Top 5

National Placement in TEAM+S Competition

Our program is built around our Innovation STEAM Lab, a comprehensive Makerspace directed by expert professionals with an array of technological resources. Lab features include:

  • 7 3D and ceramic 3D printers
  • Arduino hardware and software
  • Laser cutter/engraver
  • Solar energy research center
  • State-of-the-art fabrication equipment