Heads, hearts, and hands are engaged in active project-based learning as students develop their unique passions to become lifelong learners, thinkers, creators, and civic leaders. All students graduate with a professional portfolio, a post-secondary plan, a robust set of work and community service experiences, and optional postsecondary credit through a range of college credit options.


To engage students in real life, hands on learning, The STEAD School utilizes a Career and Technical Training (CTE) Agricultural Pathways curriculum in plant science, animal science, food science, and environmental science and deliver that curriculum using a Project Based Learning (PBL) approach— integrating CTE curriculum-aligned questions into a PBL framework where students explore these question and utilize their findings as the foundation for projects. In addition to the scientific pathways of study, lessons in math, art, music, foreign language, the English language arts, and history align with project studies and engage students in deeply focused studies, Socratic seminars, and community presentations.


Students at STEAD work together on projects that strive to answer fundamental questions regarding their roles as curators of our planet. Students will dig deep to answer real-life questions and tackle current issues facing our planet, doing so through a STEAD lens of: Science, Technology, Environment, Agriculture, and Design system. Every decision made at STEAD is dedicated to building and strengthening these principles in our students, faculty, staff, and community both on and beyond our campus (local, state-wide, national, and international).


The STEAD team recognizes the need for education in the science of agriculture. This need, coupled with research around the successes and hands on approach of Project Based Learning is why we have chosen to incorporate PBL with the CTE Agricultural pathways. Research has demonstrated that working with, and through, the hands increases retention, creativity, and meaning in learning.

The STEAD School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in employment on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, creed, color, age over 40, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, military status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other status or class protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. The Principal is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment.