- Mathematics: Common Core State Standards
- English Language Arts: Common Core State Standards
- Science: Next Generation Science Standards
- Social Studies: AERO Social Studies Curriculum Framework
- Music and Visual Art: National Core Arts Standards
- Physical Education: SHAPE America National Standards
SAIS employs a full time Director of Maker Education to support teachers and students in their project-based learning. The DME maintains the maintains the maker space, plays an active role in technology and school improvement, and provides a rich design thinking curriculum to support 21st century learning.
SAIS believes that students need to learn much more than content knowledge. Successful persons are able to communicate, collaborate, and create. MakerSpace supports the development of these important skills by teaching students how to implement design thinking and manage projects. Hands-on problem solving is critical to success in the real world.
SAIS is a leader in innovative education. At SAIS, we believe that students need to learn creative thinking and problem solving in order to meet the needs of the world of tomorrow. Our curriculum delivers American educational content standards through a unique combination of project-based learning, traditional methods, and Maker experiences. Our small class sizes and friendly atmosphere guarantee that your student will receive the attention that he or she needs and deserves.
We welcome you to experience the SAIS difference. Please browse our projects on the website, reach out to us via phone or email, or come to the school for a visit. We look forward to hearing from you!
Each SAIS teacher conducts a nine week after-school activity. These activities run from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. Specific activities vary, based on student interest and teacher expertise.
At SAIS, there is no central library. The second and third floors each have dedicated spaces with books and computers, and hallway bookshelves are also stocked with books. Students are never more than a few feet from appropriate reading material. Students also have extensive access to laptops for researching projects, and are able to access digital libraries through our technology.
Technology is often an integral part of the research needed to complete projects. SAIS maintains an inventory of one laptop for every two students, which is sufficient for project-based learning.