RCS engages learners in a personalized Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math curriculum. Read more on the principles of STEAM below.


With a community-centered place-based philosophy, our RCS Campus is the perfect place to engage students in an ideal learning environment utilizing our outdoor classroom/amphitheater, pond & stream, student-built nature trails, prairie grassland, sports fields, and school garden.

RCS is a K-5 school that will meet each child’s physical, social, and emotional needs in a small school, multi-age atmosphere that is conducive for growth and sustained learning.

How is STEAM different from STEM?

STEAM includes art as fundamental to learning.

STEAM instruction and learning intentionally employs both hard and soft skills to solve problems. Rather than simply applying hard math and science skills to tackle problems, STEAM students engage with hard skills as well as the “soft skills” of collaboration, data visualization, and other kinds of imagery to deepen their understanding. This provides opportunities for innovation and creativity in problem solving and develops important social and emotional learning skills simultaneously to developing more traditional science and math skills.

The RCS STEAM curriculum will engage learners in a highly personalized manner that connects and prepares students to make a difference in the world using a place-based, project-based set of methodologies.