Curriculum

  • Inquiry-based instruction and Blended Learning (introduced as a separate class in 2017)

  • Students in all grades are presented opportunities on a weekly basis to work with, solve, and report out on a specific challenge

  • Breakthrough curriculum inspires students to read, write and argue like scientists to gain a better understanding of the world, as they gain the skills needed to master the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards)

  • Emphasis on bridging inside and outside of school STEM learning opportunities

  • Host a Family STEM Night (three years running)

Achievements

  • 2018 Lauralton Hall Science Olympics - First Place in 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade

  • 2018 and 2017: First Place in the Connecticut State Science and Engineering Fair, Second year in a row in Engineering and Technology Division

  • School hosted "STEM Night " Challenge for students and families

Faculty Highlights

  • Members of GE Foundation for Education, National Science Teacher Association

  • Completed courses at Kennedy Space Center and Cornell School of Astrophysics

  • Experts in Force and Motion, Physics, Astrophysics, Acceleration, Properties of Light and other fields

  • Develop lesson plans for the State of Connecticut in partnership with the Next Generation Science Standards

  • Trained in Robotics