Mt. Vernon STEAM Innovation Pyramid

The Mount Vernon Pyramid is developing instructional practices that value student-centered, project-based, interdisciplinary learning that connects students to the real world.

The Mt. Vernon Pyramid, composed of Fort Belvoir ES, Mt. Vernon Woods ES, Riverside ES, Washington Mill ES, Woodlawn ES, Woodley Hills ES, Whitman MS, and Mt. Vernon HS, is spearheading STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Mathematics)-focused instruction in FCPS. This initiative aims to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century as STEAM literate workforce members and global citizens through student-centered, inquiry-based instruction. Teachers in this pyramid engage in professional development to enhance their knowledge and efficacy in order to provide engaging, integrated STEAM learning opportunities for all students.