Our science program follows the Newark Archdiocese science curriculum. The Junior High uses the Interactive Pearson science program which is infused with STEM principles and techniques to ensure that our students are well-prepared for challenging science curriculum in high school and beyond. Students will develop STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills through a variety of curriculum-based projects and activities.
Pearson's Interactive Science Program which is cloud-based, is accessible to all students through our chromebook program. With this implementation, it is assured that each student will be actively engaged in the learning process to broaden, sharpen, and enhance their understanding and appreciation of science.
This year's school-wide STEM Engineering Fair which is student-team based and challenging was a smashing success! For the last three years our Junior High students have been named gold, silver, or bronze medalists at the Jersey Journal's Hudson County STEM Showcase which has been dubbed 'Hudson County's Super Bowl of Science'.
Our science lab is equipped with an interactive SmartBoard for Internet access via the school's high-speed Verizon Fios Internet service and high-speed wifi access points. There are two 30-station technology labs for infusion into our curriculum, as well as iPads and chromebooks.
New for 2018-2019: We are adding a MakerSpace classroom to further enhance our STEM program. Students will have access to 3D printers, chromebooks, and other materials and supplies sufficient to bring 21st learning to all students in Grades K-8.
Congratulations to our 5th Grade team of scientists who were named Bronze winners in the 2018 Hudson County STEM Showcase. This is the third year in a row St. Nicholas students have been honored with either a gold, silver, or bronze award in what has been dubbed, 'Hudson County's Super Bowl of Science.' Outstanding work was done to achieve this award.
Our STEM Junior Fair was a wonderful opportunity for even our youngest students to demonstrate their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. How to build a stronger house to thwart the Big Bad Wolf, ear protection for a noisy house, and many other problems solved!