Computer Science Program
At St. Anne's-Belfield School, computer science is not just a stand-alone class available to some students. Instead, each of our Grades K - 12 students learn computing skills and have many opportunities to create technology to solve meaningful problems. We take pride in our program being unique and how it prepares our students for success in the digital world and throughout their lives.
- The program is centered around student-driven learning that empowers students to own their learning and solve real-world problems.
- The School approaches computer science education through integration, which is key to bridging diversity gaps in technology.
- Computer science is one of many ways that the School inspires and prepares the next generation of exemplary citizens and visionary leaders. View the Strategic Plan 2017 - 2022 to learn more.
- In Grades K - 4, students explore computer science through a series of challenges designed to introduce them to concepts, skills, and tools, give them time to practice their newfound skills, and help them make connections with what they are learning across a variety of technology platforms and disciplines. They also have opportunities throughout the year to utilize their skills to create meaningful tech-based projects.
- In Grades 5 - 8, computer science learning is project-based and integrated into the classrooms of other subject areas. There are also before and after school programs for students who want to take their computer science learning to the next level.
- In the Upper School, student interest continues to grow the program both in terms of the number of computer science classes offered and the integration of computer science into other disciplines. There is also a robust teaching assistant program where student-to-student mentoring and instruction flourishes. New in 2018, the math program will infuse computer science principles across all courses.