Mount Laurel’s Science,Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Program began in September of 2010 with a sixth-grade Robotics component and the middle school STEAM Programs, which incorporates the Arts into Science, Engineering, Technology and Math. In 2013, we maximized learning by replacing a study hall period in all Harrington Middle School students’ schedules with a full-year elective course of STEM study.
The 2014-2015 school year marked the introduction of Computer Coding to our middle-school curriculum. When students learn to code, there is no limit to what they can create in the virtual world. It allows them to move from consumer to innovator in the field of technology.
Additionally, through the generous support of the Mount Laurel Public Education Fund, Inc. and our seven Parent-Teacher Organizations, a number of after-school clubs support our commitment to STEM Education. Extra-Curricular Activities Based on STEM at Harrington include our Math Matters Club,
Underwater Robotics - Levels I and II, the Eco-Wild Club, and our Annual Math League Competition.
Our Underwater Robotics Curriculum has led to numerous team awards at regional, state, national and international levels over the past several years. Our Sea Perch and MATE Teams compete annually against college-level underwater robot pilots and engineers, and have earned first-place titles in many categories for several years running.