The Breen Family Educational Center for STREAM Learning is now open. Thanks to the generous donations totaling more than $1.1 million, given by John and Mary Jane Breen; Kathleen Breen; Robert and Heidi Heltzel; Gerald and Helen McDonough; June McGinty; of the McGinty Family Foundation; the Conway Family Foundation and several other families, Gesu is introducing STREAM, into its curriculum.
Our goal for STREAM at Gesu is to prepare our students for a 21st century world with an increased focus on science, technology, religion, engineering, arts, and math. Gesu joins a handful of Catholic schools that are implementing STREAM, an initiative that is supported by the National Catholic Education Association. Our STREAM program engages our students at an early age in areas such as robotics, technical design, project-based learning, and architecture.
Marjorie Gessner is our full-time STREAM Coordinator and works with faculty and students to implement interdisciplinary STREAM lessons throughout all grade levels. The school encourages an inquiry-based collaborative learning environment that inspires creativity and innovation. Gesu is proud to be at the forefront of the STREAM initiative and we look forward to creating meaningful connections in our students’ learning.