At STEAM students register for our whole day of classes. Each day we offer 2 core classes sorted out by grade, time for free play and community building, and 1 multi-age elective class. Our curriculum in each class is focused on building communication, collaboration, creative and critical thinking skills. 

To accomplish this we:

  • Provide multisensory, experiential, self-directed, and project-based learning experiences that fit the needs of individual learners
  • Foster creative thinking and academic excellence through open ended inquiry, meaningful conversation, and challenging content
  • Create a safe environment for kids to be curious, take risks, make mistakes, and learn skills for how to be a part of a community
  • Inspire children to think critically about social issues, consider multiple perspectives, and take meaningful action
  • Invest in our teacher’s professional development through compilation of resources and ongoing training
  • Honor child development through age appropriate schedules and curriculum, including opportunity for free play and exploration

A typical day at STEAM:

9:00-9:20 Free Play

This time us vital to our day! Homeschoolers are eager to see their friends, and it gives them time to engage their senses and creativity before structured learning even begins.

9:25-9:45 Community Meeting

We do this either as a school or divided between preK-1st grade and 2nd-6th. This time is focused on social emotional learning, through a book, a community discussion or team building activity. Special attention is given to student voices during this time to communicate with each other and teachers effectively. 

9:45-11:15 Core Classes

Our core class offerings are :

  • Science
  • Art
  • Coding and Robotics
  • Project Based Math
  • Creative Writing
  • Engineering

These classes integrate and overlap each month around a common theme, STEAM hero or field trip. PreK-1st grade take 30-45mn in between core classes for independent STEAM centers that reinforce their lessons and also practice early math and literacy skills.

11:15-12:15 Recess and Lunch

Kids need time to stretch and build their friendships. Rest between classes gives our kids time to absorb what they’ve learned and to be refreshed for something new. We give extra time so kids can do more than expend energy. They’ll have time to play or create games and indulge their imaginations. 

12:15-12:50 Electives

These change each semester based on student interest and teacher availability. Students have free choice to register for a class each month during morning meeting. Please see our latest schedule for current offerings. 

12:50-1:00 Clean up 

As a community, we work together to take care of our space. Students and teachers work together to put away supplies and keep our rooms tidy and safe for learning. 

1:00 Pickup

When kids are done cleaning they head outside for free play. Each student must be signed out by an approved parent or guardian. Parents are welcome to stay with their children for some extra playground time after school.

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.

Hours of Operation

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday


Emmanuel Episcopal Church
9670 Maidstone Rd
Delaplane, VA

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