Turning Learners Into Leaders

In our technology-driven world, today’s careers require a solid foundation in science, engineering, and math.  The Saint Mary Help of Christians Catholic School STEM Center will be a leading-edge learning center, preparing students to be critical thinkers, problem solvers, and idea generators. Combining the most modern technologies with collaborative, hands-on learning, the center will augment traditional instruction to close learning gaps while opening the minds of all St. Mary’s students.

Mapping Out A Brighter Future

St. Mary’s School has a long history of producing extraordinary thinkers, learners, and leaders by challenging minds, nurturing the spirit, supporting the journey, and preparing the way to be good citizens of the world. Now, with the addition of the STEM Center, St. Mary’s is poised to offer the highest level of education within the safe and nurturing confines of Aiken’s only completely gated elementary and middle school. 

Building Highlights

Outdoor Lab

Engineering, Design & Build Classroom

Material Science Engineering Lab

Robotics Lab

Coding, Math & Technology Lab

Cybersecurity & AI Classroom

Information Systems & Technology Integration Classroom

Maker Space Collaborative Learning Classroom (2 of these)

Virtual Reality, 3D/4D Lab

Aquatics Technology Area

Expanded Curricula

Technology + Engineering
Engineering Design
Engineering Studies
Artificial Intelligence
Virtual Reality
Software Development
Computer Science

Physical Science
Space Science

Web Design
Drone Exploration
Social Media Analytics


Toy & Instrument Design
Computer-Generated Interior Design
Video Game Design

Support the Building fund

The Right Direction

The STEM Center will be led by a STEM Specialist with a strong background in science, technology, engineering and math who will select, integrate and instruct curricula as well as plan professional development, programs and interaction with the greater community. 

Design + build    hypothesize + test    create + analyze