The graded program of the school will focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) beginning in the fall of 2017.
STEAM includes the strengthening of literacy, inquiry, problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity through a focus on science, math, and technology interpreted through engineering and the arts. Students will be engaged in problem-based learning, arts integration, authentic assessment, and opportunities to partner with artists and scientists. STEAM will continue to be the focus of Drew as it transitions to a neighborhood school.
As APS prepares to move the Montessori program in 2019, this is an opportunity to collaborate with the neighborhood and community to develop a shared vision for the future of Drew Model School.
The Drew Visioning survey is now closed.
- Collaborate with the neighborhood and the community to determine a shared vision for Drew Model School that is attractive to students and their families, embraces the school’s rich history, and prepares its students and the community for the future.
- Collaborate with the Montessori community to plan for the program move.
|Staff meetings to reflect, research, and build consensus||October 2016-February 2017||Drew Model School staff|
|Open community meetings to reflect, research, and gather input||October 2016-February 2017||Arlington County Residents|
|Distribute community-wide survey to residents to gather input||January-February 2017||Arlington County Residents|
|Focus groups with community members (affinity groups)||February 2017||PARTICIPA graduates, FACE Action Team, Parents in Action Group, etc.|
|Finalize instructional focus||March 2017||Drew Model School staff|
|Convene working group for instructional focus implementation||March 2017||Working group participants|
|Implement instructional focus||September 2017||Drew Model School staff|