STREAM

St. Hugh Catholic School is proud to be the first school in Miami Dade County to have become STREAM certified.

STREAM is the incorporation of science, technology, religion, engineering, art and mathematics applied to a wide variety of projects. STREAM challenges students to think critically and engage in imaginative designs, Students at St. Hugh use STREAM to solve real-world problems which allows them to think critically about local and global issues. In today’s society, these essential components lay the foundation for our students to succeed in an ever changing, technologically advanced society.

Science

Science is implemented from K-8th at St. Hugh, students learn by working with hands-on interactive science experiments and activities. Students use real-life settings, such as our garden and science lab for discovery.

Technology

Technology is embedded into every class, no matter the subject or grade level. The key features for our technology curriculum include the iPad K-5th initiative, the middle school 1:1 program, Clear Touch Boards, Apple TVs a 3D printer, robotics equipment, video production and newscast.

Religion

Our Catholic faith is the heart of all our learning process at St. Hugh. Everything we do has its beginnings and ends in prayer. Our academic success is built upon Scripture, Eucharist, Tradition, Spirituality, and Service as key components of our Faith and it’s expressions. Our students are encouraged to seek balance in the relationship between faith and reason through all their subjects, learning to discern how is God present in our daily life and choices.

Engineering

Engineering can be found early on in St Hugh’s curriculum with the use of building blocks in elementary school. Foundational engineering skills are taught in middle school science classes to prepare students for the high school. Students work with the engineering design process across subject areas and apply their knowledge to something practical.

Art

In the 6th, 7th and 8th grade Electives for Fine Arts course for students who want an opportunity to advance to a higher level of understanding and skill development in the two-dimensional and three-dimensional areas. It is varied in its forms of instruction and will be delivered in the following ways: Lecture/demonstration, group discussion, studio production. Students will also be involved in research activities, presentations, and art analysis however; it is primarily a studio class.

This course builds upon the skills and knowledge learned in previous classes. Stronger emphasis is placed on composition and the creation of original artworks. Students are expected to present their own personal point of view while creating unique works for portfolios and exhibitions. Students are required to maintain a working sketchbook in and out of the classroom. The general areas of study included are a focus on art history, recognizing works and artists from different periods of art history and world cultures. Students will be expected to express their ideas in a variety of styles and methods. Students will be required to participate in class discussion, discuss works of art, critique a formal work of art, study styles of art through slides and videos, and create projects that illustrate an understanding of these styles and techniques.

Mathematics

It’s impossible to explain the real world without mathematics. Mathematics can be seen as a “tool” among a series of tools used in the process of solving an engineering problem. In Saint Hugh, students are taught problem solving skills through the engineering design process. STREAM lessons that develop critical thinking, flexibility, data interpretation, creativity and innovation are implemented across all grade levels.