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A JK-12 pluralistic school that engages students in an exemplary and inspiring general and Jewish education.

STEM at the Upper School

Our students engage in STEM through a variety of elective courses, competition-based clubs, and through a wide-range of interdisciplinary lessons and projects. While STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, we believe that STEM education extends beyond these four areas and that it provides students with the opportunity to develop, practice, and apply different skills. By engaging our students in Design Thinking and hands-on learning, we encourage students to think critically, collaborate with others, take risks, problem solve, and to be innovative.


STEM Spotlight


Cassandra Batson
Upper School STEM Coordinator

Cassandra Batson joined the CESJDS team as a Middle School Science Teacher in the Spring of 2016 and is now our Upper School STEM Coordinator. She has a genuine love for teaching and a true passion for STEM education. Her goal is to make STEM accessible to both students and teachers while immersing them in authentic, innovative experiences and expanding the interdisciplinary work that is already being done at the Upper School. She strives to prepare students for a fast-paced technological world while embracing the values of Judaism and our school.