Discover and tinker to build self-reliance and problem-solving skills

Sacred Heart’s STEM curriculum challenges students to solve real-world problems relevant to their everyday lives. Whether in the laboratory, computer lab or classroom, students make connections across disciplines and learn how to approach and creatively solve a problem, building their resourcefulness and resilience.

Starting in Middle School and continuing through Upper School, students explore and tinker in independent projects such as “Genius Hour,” forming their own ideas and opinions and pursuing their own unique passions.

Students learn that technology is a universal language of the global community and is critical to success in every career. Our STEM curriculum is focused on three planks taught with progressively more sophisticated content from K through 12.

Computational Thinking
Challenge students to think analytically and creatively to approach and solve problems in any discipline using technology.

Operational Use
Teach computer literacy on a broad range of devices; cultivate a flexible mindset that gives girls the confidence to adapt to and learn emerging technologies.

Digital Citizenship 
Educate girls to safely and appropriately use technology.

Explore our current STEM Projects

Lower School

  • Engineering
    • Students learn early engineering skills by crafting boats and sailing them across the pool at 406.
  • Circuitry
    • Girls use circuitry by making light up greeting cards for delivery to children at a local hospital.          
  • Science
    • Girls learn about insects, animal classifications, and more.

Middle School                                   

  • Math & Engineering
    • Students use their math, engineering and art skills to create working catapults.
  • Robotics
    • Middle School students program mini-robots to tell a story for their English class.
  • Wearable Technology
    • A student pursues her passion for ballet by coding and creating an innovative wearable technology specifically for ballerinas.

Upper School

  • Data Analytics
    • Predict patterns of anxiety when using social media leveraging her own FitBit data
  • Environmental Science & Web Development
    • Students code and build websites to educate others about global environmental issues.
  • 3D Design & Printing
    • Students design and build 3D ornaments for residents at a local retirement home.