Think. Design. Create. Improve.

Our dynamic STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) team, including Kathleen Malone, 2017 Massachusetts STEM Teacher of the Year, offers highly innovative curricular opportunities in STEM and design education to students in Grades 4-8. Of note, industry leaders—including Boston Society of Civil Engineers, Raytheon and The Hall at Patriot’s Place—have given acclaim to the design work done in Derby’s MakerSpace and 21st century learning labs. 

The cross-curricular STEM programs in Primary and Lower Schools engage our youngest explorers in the classroom and beyond. STEM exploration is found at every grade level, including activities that utilize our all-school MakerSpace facility (with 3D printers and a laser cutter), and the Healey Family Center for Innovation. 

STEM Highlights:

  • Students gain 21st century critical making skills and become resilient problem solvers. With an emphasis on the Engineering Design Process and the project management cycle, students work collaboratively applying STEM concepts and utilize varied modes of communicating their solutions to real world design challenges.
  • All students are exposed to and advance their application of  STEM skills in the areas of:
    • Infrastructure and Structural Engineering 
    • 2D and 3D CAD Design and Fabrication
    • Circuitry and Electronics 
    • Robotics and Programming
  • Elective offerings provide opportunities for students to pursue their STEM interests with courses ranging from App Development, Underwater ROV, Critical Making with Microcontrollers, Web Design, and FabLab Design Creations.
  • By networking with industry experts to narrow the gender gap for underrepresented women in STEM, we provide girls in Grades 6-8 robust opportunities to more deeply engage their STEM pursuits—by attending invitational STEM conferences hosted by MIT, Society of Women Engineers, and Nitsch Engineering, among others.
The best educational choice on the South Shore for Pre-K through Grade 8 education.