In addition to strong core science and math curricula, every student is exposed to concepts in robotics, computer science, engineering, and entrepreneurship - all of which are rooted in growth mindset and curiosity.  

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Lower School STEM

Beginning in pre-kindergarten, Lower School students learn programming languages using unplugged activities to stimulate their computational thinking. 

They spend time in our Zimmerman or Mintz Family Innovation Labs, or iLabs, building structures out of materials like Keva planks. Students have opportunities to explore entrepreneurial concepts with activities that encourage creativity and problem-solving with signature school activities such as the Unicorn Trap.

Students learn through play by exploring tools that expose them to robotics, circuitry, and construction fostering critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration skills.

By the time students are in fourth grade, they are prepared with skills and have the opportunity to compete in local and national robotics competitions.

Middle School STEM

Middle School students write programs and applications in coding languages like Python; use virtual and artificial reality software to explore ancient cities and human blood cells, and design and build underwater robots to move through obstacle courses in the pool.

Beginning in Middle School, students may participate in the Technology Student Association (TSA) teams, competing in a multitude of categories ranging from 3D animation and architectural design to transportation modeling and biotechnology.

In addition, Middle School students explore entrepreneurial concepts such as adaptability and failing-forward with opportunities like the Make a Difference Faire - a semester-long, interdisciplinary project that focuses on researching real-world problems, applying creative solutions, creating prototypes, and developing marketing presentations for their proposed products and services. 

Upper School STEM

Upper School students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement (AP) and Post-AP Computer Science courses such as Artificial Intelligence. They design and iterate using sophisticated computer-aided design (CAD) software, and may compete in one of three FIRST® Tech Challenge robotics teams.

Upper School students may enroll in the Social Entrepreneurship Course, a three-year signature program that focuses on the exploration of social impact projects that have changed the world. Students will research exemplary entrepreneurial case studies and social impact projects.


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social entrepreneurship initiatives developed