Robotics Program at SCH Academy
WHERE PASSION MEETS PURPOSE
With 16 robotics teams (2 Upper School, 6 Middle School, and 8 Lower School), SCH provides an unparalleled depth of engineering and robotics to inspire students to pursue their passions in STEM fields. For students whose passion is engineering, we offer the opportunity to study 3+ years of engineering before they graduate, giving them an admissions advantage for the most competitive engineering programs in the country. Over the past 10 years, SCH has placed students into the engineering programs at MIT, Caltech, Princeton, Penn, Columbia, Brown, Carnegie Mellon, Johns Hopkins, RPI, WPI, Virginia Tech, Drexel, Temple, Rose-Hulman, and all 3 military academies.
A PLACE FOR CREATING
SCH Middle and Upper School students test their engineering creativity in a customized, 1,600-square-foot, state-of-the-art Engineering and Robotics Lab—fully equipped with laser cutters, CAD/CAM software, CNC mill and router table, and 5 state-of-the-art 3D printers.
In the newly built McCausland Lower School, our youngest students develop their scientific and technological fluency in a dedicated Physics and Engineering Lab. Brimming with tubes, marbles, ramps, gears, water wheels, and more, the lab has everything needed to promote hands-on experiments and a working knowledge of the principles of physics. Our Lower School students also have an Imagineering Lab where they use LEGOs and K’NEX to imagine, design, and build their latest creations.
Hear from the Department Chair
World Champs Team Captains
robotics COmpetitions for all ages
I feel immediately at home when I step into the robotics lab. From leading team meetings in our classroom space to teaching freshman how to solder at the electrical table, I have loved growing my involvement over the past four years. My favorite part of robotics has been the connections I have made to my peers and mentors in both moments of fun and focused work. The collaborative, project-based atmosphere fostered in this space allows students like myself to develop skills applicable in real-world engineering operations.
DOMINIQUE REGLI , Class of 2020