St. Mary School Designated STEM School


St. Mary School in Vermilion, Ohio received their STEM Banner at the Ohio State Celebration Luncheon with State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria and Ohio STEM Chair Tom Schwieterman. St. Mary's is the only school in Toledo Diocese to receive this Designation and 1 of 69 in the state.

St Mary Catholic School STEM designation was formally granted by the Ohio STEM Committee, a group comprised of policymakers, agency directors, and business leaders. Designation recognizes a school’s holistic approach to STEM learning as more than just science, technology, engineering and math. These schools show exceptional proof of engagement across academic disciplines, of empowering students as creative problem-solvers, and of a school-wide commitment to a quality STEM education for all students.

STEM is an abbreviation for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. It is an instructional approach integrating all subject areas into a project based learning environment. STEM focuses on real world problems that students notice. This is a student led, problem based, cooperative learning program that involves creativity, 21st century skills, and innovative thinking. The students are engaged, excited, and proud of their hard work.