enspire

ENspire

Pre K - 5th Grade

“If America is to maintain our high standard of living, we must continue to innovate. We are competing with nations many times our size. We don't have a single brain to waste. Math and science are the engines of innovation. With these engines we can lead the world. We must demystify math and science so that all students feel the joy that follows understanding."
– Dr. Michael Brow, Nobel Prize Winner for Medicine

At MCPS, we strive to spark an interest in STEM disciplines early through innovative programming that begins with students as young as pre-kindergarten. With a curriculum that is centered on project-based inquiry learning, students begin to develop critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and collaboration skills at an early age.

Examples programs for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade include:

  • Virginia Museum of Natural History
  • The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research
  • NASA
  • Virginia State University
  • First Lego League
  • James Madison University