Christ the Redeemer Catholic School at 11511 Huffmeister Road, Houston, is the third Catholic grade school in the nation to earn the National Certificate for STEM Excellence campus certification from the Houston-based National Institute for STEM Education, according to a news release.

Officials said this certification recognizes the school’s commitment to and support of “high-impact, evidence-based” science, technology, engineering and math instruction. Eight educators at the school also earned the National Certificate for STEM Teaching.

“Through this certification process, we learned that STEM is about so much more than robotics and coding,” Principal Dan Courtney said in a statement. “Our teachers strive to inspire critical thinkers who are eager to solve real-world problems in creative ways across disciplines. We learned to value the power of collaboration, communication and the redesign process as vital components to STEM learning.”

Christ the Redeemer Catholic School serves students in pre-K through eighth grade.