A Center of Excellence
A Center – 1. Sharp point; 2. A point; 3. Area or thing that is most important
Excellence – 1. The quality of being excellent; 2. Distinguishable by superiority; 3. Surpassing in accomplishment or achievement: A virtue.
At MCA, we are committed to extraordinary learning. We strive to provide our students with the knowledge, faith, skills, and tools that a fast-changing 21st Century world will require of them. Maranatha’s STEAM Center of Excellence sets a new standard for interdisciplinary studies in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. STEAM scholars develop the mindset of engineers, designers, scientists, and inventors as they seek to discover solutions to complex problems in pre-kindergarten through Grade 12.
The STEAM Center of Excellence is a cutting edge program in which students explore mechanical and electrical systems through fabrication and assemblies, design processes utilizing 3-D modeling tools and control systems incorporating sensor interfacing, data collection, motion control, and embedded logic programming. Rather than a traditional information-push class dynamic, MCA provides a learning environment whereby students pull learning elements from various resources and thereby develop advanced problem solving skills and mastery in formal teachings of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. By engaging students in a process of problem formulation, abstraction, analysis, design, prototyping, testing and evaluating, MCA expands student development beyond information and toward innovation and entrepreneurialism.