Academics

Innovation Lab

The Whitefield Academy Innovation Lab is a space where students can explore, develop, and actualize some of their biggest ideas. This high-tech STEAM lab allows students to creatively engage with the concepts they learn in class related to science, technology, engineering, art, and math. The Bible tells us we are made in the image of God, and one of God’s attributes is that of a Creator; therefore, we want to encourage students' natural drive to create and provide them with the means to do so.

 

In the Innovation Lab, students have access to:

  • Creative software for brainstorming
  • Adobe Creative Suite for design
  • Collaborative whiteboard spaces for cooperative idea generation
  • Audio/Visual equipment
  • Electronics cabinet
  • Safety equipment
  • Two 3D printers
  • A 50W laser-cutter
  • A sewing machine
  • An embroidery machine
  • Woodworking tools for building and prototyping
  • A 4’x4’ CNC router

Not only do students learn and practice specific skills in the Innovation Lab, but they also have the opportunity to exercise character-building attributes such as persistence, adaptability, and cooperation, equipping them for the challenges and rigors of future careers.


While the Innovation Lab is utilized during school hours by regular academic classes, Whitefield also offers Mini-Skills Courses after school. Students can register for these courses to learn specific skills, such as woodworking, sewing, and much more. Check back soon for more information on upcoming Mini-Skills Courses.


Innovation Class

Whitefield’s new Innovation class provides students with the opportunity to give form to passions and interests. Through the Innovation class, students are equipped and encouraged to use their big ideas and move forward through developing a plan, anticipating and appropriately reacting to obstacles, and boldly taking steps in pursuit of their goal. Currently the Innovation class is open to Upper School students.