• Mon Valley STEAM program

  • We believe that all special needs students deserve access to the best possible education. At Mon Valley, we have pushed for and developed a culture of STEAM initiatives for all of our special education students. We know that students with cognitive disabilities can excel when given the opportunity. Our mission is to give them that chance.

    This groundbreaking program has given countless special education students the kind of opportunities that did not exist previously. The program recently was featured in the Tribune-Review, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Parent Magazine.

    Whether it’s younger students going unplugged and participating in looping exercises, or our older students coding a school-wide dance party, we have seen firsthand the incredible impact STEAM learning has had on our students -- and where it will take them next.

    Thanks to our renowned educators who are leaders in their field, our initiatives have helped special education students: 

    • Take the reins of their own learning 
    • Unlock their natural curiosity and innate desire to learn
    • Build confidence in their abilities
    • Collaborate with their peers
    • Cultivate and develop career skills
    • Boost their communication skills
A student codes on his laptop during class.