In our state of the art, 6500 square foot Makerspace, students at every level have the opportunity to invent, create, design, build, engineer, produce, play, market, and contribute in the Makers program. Each level has a variety of projects using a plethora of tools to prototype solutions and practice advancing skills.
Our skill development is a rewarded scout-type badge program where students receive patches or badges to highlight their skill development. All students, Primary-12th grade are tasked to make, take apart, problem-solve, and understand what it means to learn through their hands and minds. In doing so, students apply math, science, writing, reading, social studies, movement, and the arts in their learning – whether measuring boards down to the fraction or using a laser cutter, learning how to use a drill, 3-D Printing, constructing LED circuits, or editing film. Our Makerspace consists of two inter-related buildings; a “dirty side” and a “clean side”. In the dirty side, we use tools, routers, saws, kilns, and a variety of other tools to build. On the “clean side” we use software, 3-D modeling, video and sound studios to create. Our Makerspace is arguably one of the best-equipped and thoughtfully designed spaces in a pre-collegiate school in the country.