MIAMI, FL — Endeavor Schools has partnered with Launch Math & Science Centersto offer a program of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) camps at their Montessori schools this summer.
The initiative is a result of Endeavor School’s investment in providing high-quality summer programs at their schools. “We wanted to enhance our camp session options by adding a STEM component, which will allow our students to engage in math and science activities at an early age,” said Ricardo Campo, president of Endeavor Schools. “We selected Launch as our partner in this initiative given their innovative approach and their track record of success in inspiring young children to develop a genuine love and appreciation for math and science.”
Launch has developed highly engaging one-week day camps for Endeavor Schools that feature hands-on, real world STEM activities for children ages 4 to 12. “As a former rocket scientist, I know the power of math and science,” said Scott Heifetz, founder of Launch. “My lifelong passion is to illustrate the connection between math as a ‘language’ and activities children truly enjoy. With that connection, a passion builds that motivates and inspires them to love and learn math and science.”
Recent reports and studies have demonstrated the rise and success of STEM programs, which has been fueled by a predicted growth in science and math jobs. According to DRPFConsults.com, the National Science Foundation estimates that 80% of the jobs available during the next decade will require math and science skills. InTech reports that according to 10-year predictions by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 15 of the 20 fastest growing fields will require significant math and science preparation. More recently, the need for these programs to start with children as young as preschool has come into focus. Research has also shown development of math skills at an early age have a powerful impact on later learning.
The Endeavor Schools summer programs offer a variety of activities and themes to accommodate children with a range of interests including the arts, humanities, cultural studies,music, and more. The Endeavor Schools’ STEM camp offers sessions in robotics, coding and gaming, chemistry and more.
“Our summer camp programs have always had the focus of offering a high-quality program that is fun and educational, with the goal of preventing the ‘summer slide.’ Our priority is to encourage a love of learning – in all subjects – in young children through play and discovery and thus curbing the learning loss during summer months,” Campo said.
Visit each school’s website for a complete list of camp programs offered.
- Atlanta Montessori International School
- Montessori Academy at Sharon Springs
- Montessori at Vickery
- Foothills Montessori School
- Palm Harbor Montessori School
About Endeavor Schools
Endeavor Schools is a private school company (pre-K through junior high school) in select markets across the United States. A growing family of unique, well-established private schools that serve as pillars to their respective communities, each school subscribes to proven, research-based curricula that is delivered by seasoned educators. Each school is encouraged to embrace their uniqueness and tradition; Endeavor Schools supports each school’s academic excellence by providing the necessary tools and resources required.
Endeavor Schools launched in 2012 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.
For more information follow the company on LinkedIn.