On the left, JCM students in science class. On the right, JCM students looking through microscope.


Our Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (S.T.E.A.M) program is an enriched classroom environment developed for students who enjoy and excel in the areas of Math, Science and Technology. S.T.E.A.M Incorporates all components of the STEM program with an additional focus on creativity within technology.

Students will meet Ministry curriculum requirements by working on interdisciplinary projects that incorporate unique opportunities for rigorous and differentiated instruction. Inquiry-based classroom experiences and reach-ahead opportunities enrich student learning, enabling them to make connections between their learning and their world, preparing them for post-secondary study and the 21st century workplace.

Why S.T.E.A.M?

For far too long in education, we have been working with the presumption of teaching to ensure our students get a “good job”. But what does that look like?  We are preparing students for jobs that don’t even exist. We are at a point where it is not only possible, but imperative, that we facilitate learning environments that are fluid, dynamic, and relevant. We are at a pivotal intersection in society where art and technology meet to create the jobs of the future.

The students of James Cardinal McGuigan's S.T.E.A.M program have access to our post-secondary partnerships at Seneca College, York University and The University of Toronto, as well as industry partnerships at Microsoft, Google, and Apple.

How to Apply for S.T.E.A.M

To apply for our S.T.E.A.M program, prospective students must complete our Specialty Program Application through the Secondary School Online Application Process. Students will also be asked to provide follow-up work and write an entrance exam.

S.T.E.A.M. Program Certificate

To qualify for the S.T.E.A.M program certificate upon graduation, students will complete 4 additional mathematics, science or technology courses in their grade 11 and 12 years and/or may continue with one of the Specialist High School Major (SHSM) pathways in Transportation, Health and Wellness or Arts and Culture. Upon completion, students will receive a S.T.E.A.M program certificate at the graduation ceremony.