Saddle River Day School has been granted $100,000 by the Edward E. Ford Foundation in support of its Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Technology and STEAM
STEAM integrates the classic sciences of biology, chemistry and physics with the applied sciences of technology and engineering using the languages of art and mathematics. Reflecting real life, STEAM doesn’t segment knowledge into disciplines—it invites students to bring everything they know to bear on a project.
One of our greatest strengths is our ability to anticipate what students need to be successful - and to adapt quickly to meet those needs. Through innovation and individual focus, learning feels challenging and satisfying.
At SRDS, we include state-of-the-art technology in the classroom for the sole purpose of supporting academic excellence. Student outcomes and experiences are at the core of our decisions regarding technology resources and implementing new software and hardware. Prior to integrating new technology in Pre-K-Grade 12 curricula, we ask the questions, "How does this help our students learn?" How can we best prepare them for the changing technology landscape?"
Projections integrate many curricular areas, professions and technologies, and allow for authentic work and assessment that extends beyond school walls. As students engage in research and design and receive feedback from professionals, they develop creative, collaborative, communication and critical thinking skills. They are empowered with a thorough understanding of how to use technology most effectively to achieve their goals.
The SRDS RoboRebels robotics program is back this year and the students have been working hard. They finished in first place at the most recent competition and are sitting at the top of the leaderboard in the league for the NE Edge Conference!
What is it that entrepreneurs need in order to be successful? They need a big idea that solves a problem and the knowledge and education to develop that idea.
TEDx is an international community that allows local organizers to create their own TED-like events. TEDxYouth@SRDS provides a forum where students and community members can share their “ideas worth spreading.”
Aligning with the Saddle River Day School’s mission to encourage students to be intellectual risk takers, SRDS has established Middle and and Upper School Odyssey of the Mind teams this year under the leadership of Science