A State “Championship” in Science and STEM for Bishop Leibold!!

At Bishop Leibold, we are serious about giving our students hands-on, real-world experiences with STEM and Science education every day. We received the Ohio Academy of Science (OAS)  Edison Award for the tenth consecutive year, the only elementary school in the Miami Valley with such a streak- securing our position as a science powerhouse with the two prestigious awards given last month by the OAS. 


The Harold C. Shaw Memorial Outstanding School Award is given to schools with the highest team score at State Science Day. Bishop Leibold is one of just 7 public and private elementary schools across the state to receive the Shaw Award and the only elementary school in the greater Dayton area. Last year, eight Bishop Leibold students comprised a virtual State Science Fair team.

The Ohio Academy of Science Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in STEM education award recognizes schools that exhibit excellence in STEM education. The Ohio Academy of Science defines STEM education as both the mastery and integration of science technology, engineering, and mathematics for all PK-12 students. STEM incorporates scientific inquiry and technological design through student-focused, project-based curricula to develop skills of communication, teamwork/collaboration, creativity/innovation, critical thinking, and problem-solving. Bishop Leibold is one of just 34 schools in the State to be recognized with this award. We have received the award for 10 consecutive years, and we are the only grade school in the greater Dayton area to do so! 


Bishop Leibold School is one of only four schools in the State of Ohio to win both the OAS Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in STEM education and the Harold Shaw Outstanding School Award for State Science Fair results in the same year. 

“These awards really speak to our exceptional students, staff and related programming,” says Dr. Theodore Wallace, principal of Bishop Leibold. “This double win in science and STEM is an incredible achievement.”


For more information on how your student can explore their love of STEM and science, visit us online at www.bishopleibold.org or call us at 937-866-3021 to schedule a tour today! 

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