This year, Nazareth Academy High School, the only private Catholic high school for girls in Philadelphia, is proud to have invested heavily in ramping up its STREAM Educational Initiative through the opening of its Innovation Center.
The Center is a brand new state-of-the-art facility, made possible in part by the Ambassadors Fund for Catholic Education, where students engage their talents with anything and everything.
The STREAM Initiative adds an “R” for religion and an “A” for arts to the conventional STEM interpretation of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Real-world challenges that demand innovation, creativity, and practical insight serve as the curriculum for Foundations of STREAM and Principles of Engineering, two specialized classes offered to Nazareth students.
The projects the students undertake are as varied as you can imagine including redesigning and rebuilding the Roman Colosseum, plotting mission objectives for Mars rovers, making assistive devices to improve our lives, and much more.
The Innovation Center learning experience is crafted purposefully as an adaptive, STEM workflow that immerses students in design-process building and creates opportunities for students to make STEM learning more concrete and pertinent to their lives.
The Innovation Center’s impressive range of activities includes laser-cutting, 3D printing, graphic design, digital arts, vinyl cutting, rocketry, robotics, electronics, programming, game design, and filmmaking.
A significant design aspect of the Innovation Center’s space is that it bears in mind how a workspace influences thinking, creativity, and most importantly, just how well a student thrives in her artistic and intellectual pursuits.
Nazareth’s STREAM Initiative will prepare its students to be the next generation of leaders, innovators, educators, and researchers who will lead as virtuous citizens focused on service to God and others in a global society.
To learn more about everything that Nazareth Academy High School has to offer to your daughter, please visit NazarethAcademyHS.org.
PHOTO CAP: Nazareth Academy High School students hard at work in the Innovation Center.