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Robotics at Prep Schools

mountainhikermountainhiker Posts: 808Registered User Member
edited November 2012 in Prep School Admissions
When our son was researching prep schools, it was tough to find info about engineering and robotics programs that schools might offer.

This might be a good place for prospective and current students to post information that might be helpful to others with similar interests.

From our research (which is a full year old now - and things can change fast!) here are some schools which had either active clubs or actual coursework in robotics or engineering (listed in no particular order):

St. Marks (FIRST Robotics, electric car competition)
Loomis Chaffee (FIRST Robotics)
Ridley College (VEX Robotics)
Deerfield Academy (electric car competition)
Milton Academy (robotics club)
Choate (robotics club)

Our son is a 9th grader at Thacher, which is one of a small handful of high schools in the country which have access to the highly-sophisticated, artificial intelligence robots called NAO. Here's a link to a Thacher news article about NAO:

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Replies to: Robotics at Prep Schools

  • creative1creative1 Posts: 1,657Registered User Senior Member
    Check out St. Paul's School for engineering and robotics. SPS offers several engineering class and has a FIRST robotics team. Their new math & science building has wonderful facilities used for engineering/robotics.
  • 2prepMom2prepMom Posts: 1,140Registered User Senior Member
    Exeter has robotics class, highly recommended by several faculty.
  • friendlymomfriendlymom Posts: 379Registered User Member
    I second creative1 about SPS. The robotics teacher, Mr. Wardrop, designed the lab down to the last outlet and it's terrific.
  • SarumSarum Posts: 1,144Registered User Senior Member
    I thirdly endorse the Robotics program at SPS. Top notch, my son did a summer program at Stanford and is off to engineering college next year. SPS has a great nurturing program, physics/math really has been the best thing about SPS for him.
  • creative1creative1 Posts: 1,657Registered User Senior Member
    And speaking of great science programs at SPS, I need to put a plug in for the wonderful astronomy classes and top notch telescopes including the largest telescope in New England.
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