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蒸汽 at Foxcroft

Inspiring Girls to Pursue 21st-Century Skills

In today’s world, the 蒸汽 subjects of 科学, 技术, 工程, 艺术, and mathematics are critical. At Foxcroft, they are also fun.

You might design and assemble a prosthetic hand on the 3D printer or improve your computer skills while teaching others how to code. Put on a hard hat and see how engineers, architects, and contractors build a new dorm. Combine your love of biology with photography with a cyanotype experiment below the cherry blossoms.

Leonardo da Vinci said that to have a complete mind, you must: “Study the 科学 of 艺术. Study the 艺术 of 科学. Develop your senses — especially learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.” That sense of discovery and experimentation brings interdisciplinary learning to life, which we see regularly in our learning spaces, teaching practices, course offerings, and after school programming.

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I’ve gained hands-on experience with 工程 and design and become more comfortable speaking up in front of others. While we are actively learning and having fun, we can extend our help to others so that they may benefit from our creations.

——贝尔·C., 2024届毕业生

3D Printing with a Purpose

In the 2023-24 school year, students had the opportunity to take a course dedicated to 3D design and fabrication with a meaningful purpose. Using the 3D printer in The Innovation Lab, they printed and assembled prosthetic hands for individuals with upper limb differences. Students learned how these devices, designed by e-NABLE, can be personalized to individual recipients and used as an empowering tool that is more readily available than traditional medical devices.

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蒸汽 is for Girls!

Research shows that attending an all-girls school affects students’ interest and success in 蒸汽 fields, as well as their future careers.

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6x More Likely to Major in Math, Science & 技术

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more likely to major in math, 科学 & 技术

Girls’ school graduates are 6 times more likely to consider majoring in math, 科学, and 技术 compared to girls who attended coeducational schools.

—Goodman Research Group, The Girls’ School Experience: A Survey of Young Alumnae of Single-Sex Schools

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3x More Likely to Consider Engineering 职业生涯

3x

more likely to consider 工程 careers

Compared to coeducated peers, girls’ school graduates are 3 times more likely to consider 工程 careers.

—Dr. 琳达Sax, 加州大学洛杉矶分校, Women Graduates of Single-Sex and Coeducational High Schools: Differences in their Characteristics and the Transition to College
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More Academic Interest in Computer Science
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more academic interests in computer 科学

Girls from all-female courses reported more academic interests in computer 科学 or potential to pursue a computing career.

—National Center for Women & Information 技术, Girls in IT: The Facts

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10% More Confident in their Math Abilities

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more confident in their mathematical abilities

At the st艺术 of university, girls’ school graduates in the U.S. rate their confidence in their math skill abilities 10% higher than do their coeducated peers.

—Dr. 琳达Sax, 加州大学洛杉矶分校, Women Graduates of Single-Sex and Coeducational High Schools: Differences in their Characteristics and the Transition to College
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3x More Likely to be Elected to Class Office

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more likely to be elected to leadership positions

Young people working in the 艺术s during their out-of-school hours are being elected to class office within their schools more than three times as often.

—Americans for the 艺术, Living the 艺术 through Language Learning: A report on Community-Based Youth Organizations

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72% of business leaders surveyed identified creativity as the most important skill they look for in potential employees.

— 艺术 Education Navigator, Facts and Figures


AP Computer Science Female Diversity Awards

Foxcroft's Computer Science offerings earn 国家 recognition by the College Board

Foxcroft has earned the prestigious College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for multiple years, honoring the School's commitment to providing all students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding of computer 科学.

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Our school is leading the way in STEM education for girls by encouraging our students in record numbers to p艺术icipate in computer 科学.

— Cathy McGehee, Head of School

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Innovative Courses

每年, the 蒸汽 faculty offer courses that engage students' interest and introduce them to new concepts. Featured new course for 2024-25: Scientific Illustration.

Explore 蒸汽 Course Offerings

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课外学习

From the First TECH Challenge Robotics Team (class and athletic team) to Beekeeping and Sustainability 俱乐部, co-curricular offerings extend 蒸汽 education beyond the classroom.

Learn More about our 俱乐部

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演讲者 & 研讨会

Learn real-world lessons through hands-on seminars lead by Foxcroft's contractor p艺术ners and special presentations from experts in the 蒸汽 fields, like oceanographer Dr. 西尔维娅·厄尔.

Guest 演讲者 & 研讨会 Series

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Competitions in 蒸汽

Foxcroft holds a STEM Competition for middle and high school students each year. During 艺术 Week, the Science Photography Contest showcases the talents of our students and faculty alike.

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