Boys Using Innovation to Learn and Design

Building on 100 years as a leader in educating boys, St. Christopher's School has introduced an innovative and interdisciplinary framework for tapping into the very essence of boys' curiosity and sense of wonder to help them learn best. BUILD take the best of STEM/STEAM approaches and combines them with a broad, skills-based, project-centered focus.

BUILD (Boys Using Innovation to Learn and Design) is the pedagogical intersection of best practices for boys (project-based learning, technology-infused applications, competition, hands-on experiences) and several Essential Qualities for Leadership:
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving
  • Collaboration
  • Intellectual risk-taking
  • Adaptability
  • Techonological savvy
St. Christopher's School in uniquely positioned to develop this dynamic approach for boys JK-12. From our kindergarten boys who design and build castes, middle schoolers who use simulations to conceptualize and construct bridges, to our upper school boys who create prototypes of their ideas using high-tech tools such as 3D printers and Arduinos (microcontrollers), BUILD provides the framework for our boys to tinker, play, investigate, collaborate, and create innovative solutions to real-world problems.