Students learn as they design— and redesign—their projects in an environment that fosters a desire to constantly refine and improve their ideas.
Located in Luck Leadership Center, the school’s BUILD Lab brings students together to create using high tech tools such as a 3D printer or simple materials such as cardboard. Students are tasked with activities involving specific problems that allow them to solve in their own ways. They design and create machines, art projects, or devices in ways that focus on process, not product.
The Upper School curriculum includes a BUILD primer class for every 9th grade boy. In addition, students can take an 8th Grade BUILD elective and an Upper School “Make” elective course that utilizes the space. The BUILD Lab is open to boys during free periods and lunch to have time to tinker on projects of interest.
The Build Lab welcomes teachers and classes from across campus to partner with the BUILD faculty to create meaningful hands-on projects to support the classroom curriculum.