Flint Hill School Celebrates Grand Opening of Lower School Innovation Lab

 

Lower School Head Sheena Hall and Head of School John Thomas with students at the lab's opening

Lower School Head Sheena Hall and Head of School John Thomas with students at the lab’s opening

 

Flint Hill celebrated the official opening of its new Lower School Innovation Lab with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 20. The lab is one of five on Flint Hill’s two campuses. In this new space, students in Grades JK-4 will have the opportunity to do foundational work in computer programming, engineering, making and design thinking, which are the building blocks for future study in Flint Hill’s Innovation Department.

While innovation has always been at the forefront at Flint Hill, the School has taken the step in recent years to create and expand a formal Innovation Department, with a dedicated department chair and curricular throughline from Grades JK-12. The new lab enables Flint Hill’s youngest students to engage in this important work in a premiere learning space. From watching their drawings come to life on a CNC machine and 3D printer to constructing homemade flashlights and other circuits, students will have the opportunity to develop skills that they will draw upon as they progress at Flint Hill, go on to college and enter the workplace.

An archive of the Facebook Live video for the grand opening is available here.