Lower School students engage in Project-Based Learning as a means to develop their critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication. Students develop their depth of knowledge and skills by actively solving real-world problems and presenting their solutions to an authentic audience.
The Science Engineering Design program challenges students to use their imagination and think big. Students participate in a wide range of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) activities and experiments. Using the Engineering Design Process (Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, and Improve), Highlanders learn to solve problems creatively and think outside the box. Students are encouraged to use tools and various repurposed materials to create prototypes and models.
In Coding & Robotics, students explore technology in a creative learning space. Beginning in primary grades, students are introduced to concepts including computing systems, data and analysis, algorithms, programming, and more. In intermediate grades, students begin programming robots while advancing their problem-solving and critical thinking skills.