Technology & STEAM

The Tools to Innovate

Near North's Technology programs nurture collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity. NNM's dynamic technology lab provides a space for students at every level to create, invent, and learn—both during the school day and in specialized afterschool programs. Programs highlight computer and media basics, keyboarding, digital citizenship, coding, robotics, 3D printing, and animation.

Near North Montessori expects that our graduates will be familiar with modern learning technologies and able to harness their power to problem-solve and pursue knowledge throughout their lives. We offer 9–12 and 12–14 students learning opportunities to use computers, iPads, digital devices, and the Internet to facilitate learning, communication, collaboration and global awareness.

The 9-12 and 12-14 classrooms are well equipped with MacBooks and iPads for student use, and technology is embedded within other curricular areas—social science, language arts, mathematics, and science.

STEAM Curriculum

Integrated throughout the school and in specific learning labs, Near North embraces technology and problem-based investigation, which prepares our graduates for problem-solving. Our students eagerly explore the physical world, hypothesize outcomes, test assumptions, and communicate results with their peers.

Mathematics and Science study begins in early childhood classes using tactile Montessori materials that precede more complex concepts—and are often referred to in later years. Elegant in its design, and comprehensive in its connections, NNM's curriculum provides students with an understanding of the world around them.

Find out more at STEM @ NNM.