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Innovation

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MPCS engages in innovation through the exploration, creation, and implementation of solutions to real-world problems.


MPCS Philosophy of Innovation

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STEAM at MPCS

Hands-on STEAM classes start in preschool and culminate in high school through engineering pathways. At all levels, students gain foundations in the engineering design process.

What is PLTW®?

The innovative STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) program with Project Lead The Way® curriculum introduces students to the design and creation process, which is in high demand throughout the modern business world. MPCS offers PLTW® engineering curriculum starting in Kindergarten and culminates with AP-level coursework for those on the STEAM/STEM track in high school. 

High school PTLW® curriculum

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Exploring Equals Discovery

 

As a Christian school, we honor students’ inquisitive nature to explore and discover the created world (Psalm 111:2). We nurture their ability to design and create new and innovative solutions to authentic problems. In this way, students are trained to uncover that which has never been known about our world, while creating and innovating a newly-designed environment that has yet to exist (Exodus 35:30-35).

MPCS is intent on providing relevant educational experiences that leave lasting impressions on students’ minds and hearts, instilling durable knowledge. Our goal is to equip students with skills and tools to engage the culture and workforce of the twenty-first century.  

From preschool through high school, each division has initiated an aligned action plan that serves to develop students in STEM/STEAM disciplines. With engineering design built into the curriculum, learning experiences are authentic, hands-on, and application-oriented. Students are engaged as investigators, experimenters, designers, and makers. MPCS is proud to be an official Project Lead The Way® school!

 

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Innovation at Work

Whether it is learning design and fabrication skills in a high school costuming class or introducing the mind-stretching practice of cursive handwriting to second-grade students, innovation permeates the way we teach and learn at Mount Paran Christian School.

I was afforded the unique opportunity of an externship with a local hospital’s anesthesiology department, where I was first introduced to my future career. This exposure allowed me to be far ahead of my peers in pursuing medicine. And, by playing sports, serving as class chaplain, and participating in Key Club, I learned firsthand what it means to be a servant-leader.

Dr. A. Anderson

Class of 2011

MPCS Campus Bluebird Trail

Mount Paran Christian School houses seven bluebird nesting boxes on campus - one for each grade level from PreK3 through fifth grade. Our goal is to help expand and protect the bluebird population, while teaching students the importance of conservation. Working under the guidance of Jim Beardan, master gardener and founder of "Green Meadows Preserve Park Blue Bird Trail," lower school students are involved in a Cornell University study that incorporates observations, data collection, and tracking of the local bluebird population. 

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