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 that is one of the few of its kind in the country. Through a combination of project-based instruction framed by the Stanford Design Process 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. Whether constructing a LEGO castle in 2nd grade, designing and manufacturing a marketable consumer product in Middle School, or programming milling machines to make parts for human-sized robots in Upper School, SCH students are learning important skills for the 21st century while having a lot of challenging fun.
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.

  • Peter Randall 

    Teacher, Engineering and Robotics Department Chair
  • James Martin 

    Engineering, Robotics, Physics Instructor
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