What is iTHINK?
Read our blog at https://www.maclay.org/Stepping-Into-a-New-World
Individual * Technology * Hands-on * Innovation * Network * Knowledge
iTHINK is more than STEM, more than STEAM. It's a transformative initiative catapulting our Classrooms, Curriculum, and Campus through hands-on, experiential learning, K-12 programming, and state-of-the-art science labs and services to prepare our students for a world we haven't even imagined yet.
A new architecturally innovative, environmentally friendly Research Center that is home to three hands-on classrooms where students can apply skills, conduct research, and explore interdisciplinary connections between the Sciences, the Arts, and the STEM fields. The iTHINK labs provide space for BioMed and Student Research, Inspiration and Design, and Computer Science, Robotics, and Engineering. Additional classrooms renovations are taking place in all divisions that replace traditional legacy classrooms with flexible, active learning furniture.
An expanded K-12 curriculum, programs, and staffing additions provide our students with project-based and experiential learning while teaching critical and strategic thinking skills. The addition of Upper School Academic Concentrations in the fields of BioMed, Core Science, and Computer Science, Engineering and Robotics offers our students opportunities to follow their passion and take part in real-life experiences to help them prepare for college and beyond.
The Beck Family Research Center officially opened in May bringing three new classrooms to the campus map. Pre-construction work is underway for The Beck Family Innovation Center, which will be the largest facility addition that Maclay School has undertaken in decades. The multi-use building will shift the center of campus and become a core hub of student activity, providing state-of-the-art science labs, Upper School Administration Offices, College Counseling, and a Student Commons for collaboration and gatherings.