To debut new Innovation Center in fall 2020
Nazareth Academy High School is excited to announce the construction of a state-of-the-art Innovation Center.
This project is near completion as three brand new makerspaces have been created in the area that formerly was the Student Dining Room. Since students will be hard at work in these new spaces, the administration believed it would be important to have a space for students to refresh as well, so a new student lounge will also be part of the Innovation Center.
The Innovation Center will be anchored by a major makerspace, an area for students to collaborate and innovate.
In this makerspace, a STEM Principles class will be held for every freshmen student beginning with the Class of 2024.
There will also be an Engineering elective for juniors and seniors for the fall of 2020.
Other classes across the curriculum will use the main makerspace as needed for innovative projects in their content area.
Outside of the classroom, students who are involved in extracurricular activities such as robotics and rocketry will use the anchor makerspace as well.
There will also be a separate makerspace for the Fine Arts department with a kiln and another makerspace for the Performing Arts program to create sets and scenery for its productions.
During the 2019-2020 school year, Nazareth Academy High School was ranked one of the top STEM high schools in the country by Newsweek Magazine. “Each and every day, our talented students, mentored by dedicated and caring faculty, demonstrate their leadership in STEM competencies,” explains Mr. Jim Meredith, principal of Nazareth Academy High School. “Whether it is their work in the classroom, or outside of the classroom with rocketry or robotics, our teachers are preparing our students to be virtuous leaders and embrace the challenges of the present while preparing them for the jobs of tomorrow. The new Innovation Center project will elevate the school’s already strong STEM program to new heights that students richly deserve.”
Nazareth Academy High School is the only private, Catholic high school for girls in Philadelphia.
Located on the same beautiful campus as Holy Family University in suburban Northeast Philadelphia, Nazareth is a close-knit community of young women who achieve excellence in the classroom and strive to be leaders of Christian service in the community.
PHOTO CAP: Nazareth Academy teachers are preparing students to be virtuous leaders and embrace the challenges of the present while preparing them for the jobs of tomorrow.