Our Difference

Engineering and Robotics

The engineering curriculum is embedded in the school’s core curriculum, CEL-based courses, elective courses for future engineers and scientists, and after-school competitive robotics teams.
From their earliest years at SCH Academy, students learn to become creative designers and problem solvers through a school-wide engineering and robotics curriculum. Through a combination of project-based instruction and competitive challenges, students are asked to imagine creative solutions to problems and opportunities, design their solutions through the use of high speed prototyping, and build their solution in one of our well equipped labs.

The Engineering and Robotics curriculum at SCH is delivered in a variety of ways. In conjunction with classes offered through our Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, all students are exposed to project based experiences and problem solving and in Upper School students have the opportunity to choose from a variety of electives. SCH is home to several award winning Robotics teams, all part of the extra-curricular program that is offered to students first grade through senior year.
SCH has thoroughly embraced the concept of providing both the breadth and depth of program to inspire students to pursue their passions in STEM fields. For those students whose passion is engineering, SCH offers them the opportunity to take over three years of engineering curriculum before they graduate, placing them at the top of the list for admissions to the most competitive engineering programs in the country. Over the past eight years, SCH has placed students into the engineering programs at MIT, Caltech, Penn, Columbia, Brown, Carnegie Mellon, Johns Hopkins, RPI, WPI, Drexel, Temple, Rose-Hulman, and all three military academies.

Our Department

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Peter Randall

    Peter Randall 

    Teacher, Engineering and Robotics Department Chair
    215-754-1619
    Bio
  • Photo of James Martin

    James Martin 

    Engineering, Robotics, Physics Instructor
    215-261-6899
    Bio
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