PROJECT-BASED APPLIED ENGINEERING AND DESIGN
At Jemicy School, project-based applied engineering and design open doors for future study. Beginning in lower and middle school, basic engineering, design, and construction concepts are integrated throughout the curriculum.
Upper school students have the opportunity to hone those skills, investigate new fields of study, and work creatively in multiple dimensions. Students may weld an amphibious vehicle in the Industrial Design: Kinetic Sculpture Race class; create a skateboard or build a sailboat in woodworking lab; or design and fabricate furniture using Rhino and a CNC router in computer-aided animation. Others may animate chemical bonds using 3D-Studio MAX or print 3D prototypes for a digital fabrication elective. Astronomy and Robotics Clubs offer additional experiences. The Astronomy Club built an observatory for nighttime sky-viewing parties. On Saturdays, upper-level design students may assist with the construction of a BushCat plane at the Essex Skypark.
Whether in the arts, sciences, or humanities, principles of engineering and design challenge Jemicy students through hands-on, collaborative learning. This experience using professional level tools and programs, designing and executing real-world projects, and completing superior design portfolios frequently translates into our students receiving merit scholarships to highly competitive college engineering programs and subsequent employment in professional careers.