STEAM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics. STEAM initiatives offer learning opportunities in a hands-on, real-life way, allowing students to develop practical vocational skillsets, as well as cultivating critical thinking, problem-solving strategies, creativity, collaboration, and entrepreneurship. Upper and lower school educators across the nation are discovering the invaluable impact of STEAM on student success, and at HPCS, we’re pleased to offer a thriving program.

Our STEAM program includes:

Science

  • Science program that emphasizes doing science, not just learning about it
  • Two fully equipped Upper School science labs
  • Annual HPCS Science Fair

Tech

  • 1-to-1 computing in Upper School, with Chromebooks provided to each student
  • 1-to-1 computing in Lower School, with Chromebooks (2nd-6th) and iPads (K5-1st)
  • Upper School computer lab for technology courses
  • STEAM lab for Lower School students

Engineering

  • Hands-on engineering emphasis throughout the science curriculum
  • High school industrial arts course

Arts

  • Culinary arts and interior decorating electives in high school
  • Upper School and Lower School visual arts program for all grade levels
  • Music instruction at all grade levels
  • Elementary, junior high, and high school choirs
  • Band program for 5th and 6th grade, junior high, and high school
  • Lower School regional fine arts competition
  • Upper School state and national fine arts competitions
  • Optional private music lessons available to all students in piano, voice, and strings
  • “Panther Players” drama club, producing a full-length play each fall
  • Award-winning chess club

Math

  • Math curriculum emphasizing both formulas and concepts as well as real-world, mathematical problem-solving
  • Partnership with Reflex Math© for students in Lower School