STEM At Garden

The STEM program at Garden School is centered around a  wide variety of “hands-on, minds-on” approach. This means not giving students the answers but rather engaging them in the scientific process by asking questions, designing experiments, analyzing data, interpreting results, and drawing conclusions based on their own work.

A focus on STEM threads throughout the Lower and Upper Division. Projects are designed to encourage innovation and reward creativity, persistence, teamwork, and self-motivation. 


First Lego League – Grade 5&6

FIRST LEGO League introduces science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to children ages 4-16* through fun, exciting hands-on learning. FIRST LEGO League participants gain real-world problem-solving experiences through a guided, global robotics program, helping today’s students and teachers build a better future together. In FIRST LEGO League, students engage in hands-on STEM experiences, building confidence, growing their knowledge and developing habits of learning. FIRST LEGO League’s three divisions inspire youth to experiment and grow their critical thinking, coding and design skills through hands-on STEM learning and robotics.

First Technology Challenge – Grade 7&8 and 9-12

It’s way more than building robots. FIRST Tech Challenge teams (up to 15 team members, grades 7-12) are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format.
Guided by adult coaches and mentors, students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles, while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and working as a team.
The robot kit is reusable from year to year and can be coded using a variety of levels of Java-based programming. Teams design and build robots, raise funds, design and market their team brand, and do community outreach to earn specific awards. Participants are eligible to apply for $80M+ in college scholarships.

Garden School Amateur Radio Club (K2DSG)

Here at Garden School we are one of the few schools in the NYC/Long Island area that have an active Radio Club. Boasting one of the most active clubs in the Tristate Area we are proud of the work we are able to accomplish with the leadership from club Trustee and Robotics teacher John Hale (KD2LPM). Not only this but Garden School is one of the only schools in the nation to run a NTS Net that helps to take messages via amateur radio and deliver them all around the world. Our students run the net and talk to people around the NYC/LI area and if those people have messages they want to send, our net can take those messages. In the past we have used this technology to help those in need when they could turn no where else. See our Garden Radio in the News section to learn more.

Radio Courses Offered Through Garden

Garden School offers three separate Radio Courses for you and your child to get invested into Radio in different ways! With the Technician, General, and Amateur courses there are classes for all different levels to get involved.

Technician Course

Starting in October 2022

General Course

Starting in February 2023

Amateur Course

Possibility of May 2023

Garden School Radio in the News!

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