All Saints STEAM Academy (AS2A) is located in Middletown, Rhode Island (RI), USA and spans grades pre-kindergarten through 8th and has a strong focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). Visit us at: allsaintsacademy.org
It serves a diverse student population drawn from Newport County, RI. Over one-third of our students are eligible for free/reduced price lunch. AS2A seeks to nurtures creative minds, healthy bodies and ethical spirits and to instill wisdom, compassion and leadership. Educationally, its STEAM programming is unique for RI and offers opportunities to make sense of our dynamic world holistically, rather than in bits and pieces. This approach removes traditional barriers often seen between the STEAM disciplines, by integrating them into a more cohesive teaching paradigm.
Academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons as students apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in contexts that make connections between school, community, work, and the global enterprise enabling the development of STEAM literacy and with it the ability to compete in the new economy.
An example of the school's commitment to STEAM education has been with its success in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Challenge. Their robotics club won the RI state championship in 2011, 2012 and again in 2014. It won a major award at the 2013 World Championships, applied for a patent and visited the White House.
AS2A dynamically expands its co-curricular programming offered to students and its community. In 2014 it added “CyberPatriot,” the national youth cyber education program and a “wireless communications club.” In its rookie year, the school's cyber security teams – half young women and half young men – placed first and second place across New England middle schools. In 2016, the school's two teams participated in the national semifinals and are ranked #1 and #2 at the RI middle school level.
The school's wireless club, coached by parent volunteers and local amateur radio operators, minted six student "hams" in 2015 and also established a formal school amateur radio club and secured the FCC "vanity" callsign N1ASA.