Forge a new path for your child’s education.

Join us at the STEAM* School Homeschool Co-Op in Delaplane, VA to discover your strengths as an educator and to guide your children to achieve their greatest potential.

At the STEAM School, we are building the future. Our mission is to provide our learners with the skills of the future: collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and communication, within STEAM subjects. Each class is taught with an opportunity to practice those skills actively within the content area. At the STEAM School, students have a voice and teachers are facilitators of learning, providing the spark for inspiration. Our main goal is to help develop self-directed learners. To that end, STEAM co-op members offer homeschool support classes.

Pedagogy

We believe that all children are valuable, special, talented and smart. Children learn best when they are treated with respect, given choices, allowed to play, and taught developmentally appropriate skills within meaningful contexts. This means, rather than complete a worksheet about the weather, students go outside and experience it for themselves. Instead of being asked to simply memorize lists of facts about events, students learn through story, performance or travel to the historical site. Math is taught for use in real and meaningful situations, such as sharing snacks with classmates, following a recipe or planning a bake sale. Children learn to write through art, story-telling, letters to loved ones or by composing emails or creating advertising. Through engineering and robotics, children learn to be a team, to use the engineering design process and develop the mindset that mistakes and failure are necessary steps toward success and learning. STEAM School students learn to use their skills and talents for the greater good and to improve their community.

*STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics and is an integrated approach to these major subject areas.

The STEAM School does not discriminate based on sex, race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, marital status or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability.