Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

As a College Preparatory High School, Besant Hill School believes in preparing and supporting high school student to pursue an undergraduate career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

July 7 – August 3

The BHS Summer STEM Program is an intensive, four-week experience that immerses students in hands-on engineering design and problem-solving, which enables students to be placed on the right track for careers in STEM fields. Students work closely with Besant Hill School faculty members, professionally trained STEM teachers, and local community members. Projects range from computer programming and app development, astronomical technology, and engineering projects based on sustainability. Students work through real-world problems using foundational knowledge taught during the day and with the guidance of experts in these fields.

Students will also be attending workshops on oral presentation skills, technical writing, career counseling, and college admissions. Students will be given access to online databases provided for by BHS and will have opportunities to visit UCLA and UCSB for their library resources. Field trips to JPL in Pasadena as well as to the Griffith Observatory will be included in the program. At the end of the program, students will submit a technical paper outlining and summarizing their research. They will then present their work to an audience consisting of parents, local schools, and community members.

Topics of Study

  • Global Climate Change
  • Ecosystems
  • Permaculture
  • Sustainability
  • Aerospace Fundamentals
  • Computer Programming