Academics
Innovation at All Saints

Center for Innovation

Innovation Studios begin in Upper School. These unique courses take place in our leading-edge Baldwin Center for Innovation and Collaboration and allow our students to flex their innovative, creative, and collaborative muscles in an effort to design solutions for real-world problems.

This uniquely-ASA course was born out of a partnership with NuVu Studio in Cambridge, MA. Based on the Architectural Studio Model and geared around multi-disciplinary, collaborative projects, students learn to navigate the creative process --from inception to completion -- by prototyping and testing ideas and concepts.
Each Studio has a NuVu Fellow (from NuVu Studio in Cambridge, MA) who works in concert with teacher-coaches to mentor students through the iterative process. Studios receive an over-arching theme that guides student projects. Whether designing a creative solution for a Community Partner or exercising the limits of their minds for one another, each group ultimately produces a tangible product, animation, film, or idea.
So what materials do students use to create? The sky is the limit! Students regularly use laser cutters, 3-D printers, soldering irons, fabric, wood, recyclables, and more.

In the fall and again in the spring, students in Grades 9-12 host an Innovation Studio Exhibition where prototypes are on display for the community. Guests have the opportunity to explore student-projects in detail and engage in a question-and-answer session.

Innovation Studio Community Partners