Design Thinking is at the forefront of our curriculum. In kindergarten through fifth grade, the design-thinking process is integrated into daily lessons: integrating scientific and creative processes to inspire students to be able to create the change they want to see in the world.
As students approach subject areas including math, language arts, social studies, and science, teachers guide their classes in identifying systems at work and exploring how they can be improved through research and innovation. Ideas are tested and “failure” is embraced as an essential component in the learning process.
Middle school students enroll in an Introduction to Design class that acts as a flex program, introducing the elements of design into their academic language. While high school students are required to take four core design courses over the course of their four years: Aesthetic, Material, Environmental, and Social Design.