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Columbia Crest and G.R.I.T.S.

Once a month our Eatonville High School G.R.I.T.S. “farmers” and our Columbia Crest A-S.T.E.M. Academy 4th graders come together at the Kjelstad-Burwash Farm to share topics of study with each other.


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Columbia Crest A-S.T.E.M. Academy

Columbia Crest A-S.T.E.M. Academy sits in the foothills of Mount Rainier adjacent to Mt. Rainier National Park headquarters. This location provides immense opportunity to develop hands-on science activities using the surrounding environment.

Easy walking access to such areas as Nisqually River, and forest communities provide natural laboratories to engage students in many potential projects.

S.T.E.M. classrooms integrate curriculum instead of teaching them in isolation.

Students learn in an engaging, problem based environment where collaboration and creativity are encouraged and supported. A S.T.E.M. focused school will teach all subjects, but will approach learning through the lens of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

To be a knowledgeable citizen in today's high-paced, technology driven, complex world, all people must be S.T.E.M. literate, regardless of whether they are in S.T.E.M. related professions or not.

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By the Numbers


10 Miles to Mt. Rainier National Park

.25 Miles to Nisqually River

15 MInutewalk to Sahara Creek

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