STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. Teachers and administrators at the Memorial School strongly support the continued integration of STEM teaching and learning to support students as life-long learners and 21st century citizens. STEM teaching supports ongoing development of creativity by encouraging students to apply 21st Century Skills such as collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking, creativity and innovation. Students in primary grades have the strongest affinity for divergent thinking. The integration of design challenges and science projects early on and throughout schooling can hone creativity in students. We do so by employing engineering and scientific practices. STEM is also integrated into teacher lesson planning which has shown to improve overall engagement and produce greater academic achievement.