STEM stands for the four core curriculum areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. At the STEM Institute of Manhattan we strive to engage our students in an integrated STEM curriculum that is focused on problem-solving, discovery, and exploratory learning. Our students are introduced and immersed into the act of investigating real-world problems in order to develop creative solutions, thus preparing them to be innovative leaders of tomorrow.


At the STEM Institute we want our students to become passionate about discovery, innovation, exploration and creativity.


Our students:


  • Ask questions and solve problems
  • Invent things, design, and conduct experiments
  • Develop ideas about and make connections to the world around them
  • Apply learning to everyday situations
  • Use 21st Century tools to observe and interact with the world in order to communicate, gain knowledge, and express ideas
  • Use scientific, engineering, and mathematical thinking along with experimental problem solving processes in day-to-day activities
  • Think critically and work as a member of a team as well as independently
  • Learn about and experience STEM careers, potentially placing them on career paths in highly needed and valued fields
Special Programs
  • Engineering Is Elementary

  • Family STEM Nights

  • STEM Career Days

  • Robotics

  • Engineering Adventures

  • Studio in the School

  • Dance for Life

  • Community Works

  • ...

We believe that integrating technology into all aspects of teaching, learning and communication enhances learning experiences and promotes a stimulating, high interest learning environment that engages and excites students. Here are some examples of the 21st century tools and resources we use:...

Project Based Learning

STEM Institute of Manhattan students will engage in units of study that incorporate various kinds of Project Based Learning experiences. We strive to create projects with cross-curricular connections that make use of multimedia and technology both to assist in information gathering as well as...