St. Mary STREAM and Entrepreneurship Program

St. Mary Interparochial School created a K-8 STREAM Program, through the support of the Ambassador's Fund for Catholic Education grant, in August 2019. The STREAM program fosters the development of our students’ problem-solving, critical-thinking, and collaborative learning skills through a strong faith-based lens. This year, through the support of another Ambassador's Fund for Catholic Education grant, we enhanced our educational programming to add the real-world element of Entrepreneurship. Students work towards making real-world project-based learning connections to the Works of Mercy and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. St. Mary Interparochial School is the only elementary school in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to offer this elective. Through this grant, 901 Education has partnered with our school to support St. Mary’s with curriculum development, community outreach, and professional development for staff. So far into this new elective, students have been able to have authentic connections with local nonprofits about their identified needs and the products that would support their missions as well as meet with community leaders in regards to their own businesses and entrepreneurial strategies.


8th grade Entrepreneurship Class

The Class of 2023 focused on ... 

The 8th grade Entrepreneurship Class of 2024 is partnering with the Ronald McDonald House to create Welcome Kits for families they serve. Throughout the program, students engage in various business activities, incorporate the design thinking process and use various technologies (3D printers, laser printers, vinyl cutters) to make their “products” come to life. They could use your help to raise funds to create their thoughtful Welcome Kits for a total of 25 families. They made commercials to appeal to families and friends through Saint Mary's social media for fundraising to cover the expenses of making their kits. 


Click the 'Welcome Kit' team names to view their commercials: 

Home Away From Home 


Happy Kit



Mountain Kits 

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