Hands-on STEM opportunities are infused within the Upper School curriculum at every grade level through course offerings and partnerships with prominent corporations such as AAI/Textron Systems. From constructing roller coasters and hovercrafts to programming robots and using a 3-D printer, exciting experiential learning comes to life at every corner of the campus. Further, our advanced Mac Lab and 1:1 iPad program allows teachers to blend traditional learning tools with the latest trends in technology to produce innovative digital projects.
Students also continue to reach new heights in a variety of Advanced Placement courses, including AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Computer Science, AP Physics and AP Statistics. Recently, Maryvale students boasted an impressive cumulative average of a 4 out of 5 on the AP Calculus exam, while others earned a 4.5 on the AP Statistics exam - surpassing the averages at many of our peer independent schools.
Whether the girls are shining at the SeaPerch Underwater Robotics State Championship as part of the Engineering Through Robotics class or designing and building structures with Maryvale's ACE (Architecture, Construction and Engineering) Mentoring Club, the possibilities for success are endless. While many of our girls receive leadership awards and scholarships to college for their excellence in STEM-related fields, others are accepted into competitive internship programs, including Google's coveted Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI).
Through firsthand experiences on campus and in the community, students are afforded the opportunity to pursue careers as engineers, computer programmers and health care professionals, just like many of our accomplished alumnae.