Visitation Catholic School in Tacoma will become Visitation Catholic STEM Academy this fall, the Rev. Stephen C. Rowan, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Seattle announced Wednesday.
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math, and STEM schools emphasize teaching in those subject areas. It’s become a popular model for schools around the country.
Visitation is the first Catholic school in the region to emphasize a STEM academic model across its curriculum at all grade levels, according to the archdiocese announcement.
The pre-kindergarten through eighth grade school will place an increased emphasis on STEM instruction throughout the curriculum. Visitation’s …