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 iLab is a place for students to use their imagination and to think big. Students participate in a wide range of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) activities and challenges. Using the Design Thinking Process (Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, and Improve), Highlanders learn to creatively solve problems and think outside the box. Students are encouraged to use tools and a variety of repurposed materials to create prototypes and models.
The DICE lab is a creative learning space for students to design projects and build prototypes. Students are encouraged to spend time in the “improve” part of the process to learn and experience that problems have many solutions. The DICE lab is also home to our Robotics & Coding Program.