When Castilleja girls roll up their sleeves, build and create in our innovative maker spaces, they gain hands-on practice in turning abstract concepts and ideas into physical reality and prototypes.
At Castilleja, we believe that every student has the ability to design and create innovative solutions to today’s problems. By engaging in a variety of hands-on making, tinkering, and engineering projects, students hone core competencies that empower them as innovators. Such constructionist projects also drive deep learning, foster student initiative, and allow students to forge connections between academic disciplines. We are a member of the FabLearn Labs network, a project of Professor Paulo Blikstein's Transformative Learning Technologies Lab at Stanford University.
We believe that maker education is an important educational experience for all learners and would love to connect with other educators who are interested in designing making experiences to engage students. Come tour our maker spaces, participate in online communities dedicated to maker education, or join us at one of our workshops or conferences; we’d love to learn and share with you!
Design Do Discover 2018
In partnership with Marymount School of New York
Registration for Design Do Discover 2018 held in June at Castilleja School will open in early spring!
We partner with Marymount School of New York to offer an annual summer institute for educators who are passionate about hands-on learning and interested in the practical implementation of these experiences in the classroom. In particular, the focus is on integrating making projects into the daily life of a K-12 school.