Innovation Labs

We are committed to creating educational spaces that allow our students to explore, discover, and create.

We have three learning and innovation labs throughout our school – the Dr. Aaron Chasan ז״ל Upper School Innovation Lab, a Middle School Innovation Lab, and the Howard Reiter ז״ל Lower School Innovation Lab.

These spaces are designed to accommodate a wide range of activities, tools, and materials. Diversity and cross-pollination of activities are critical to the design making and exploration process, and they are what set innovation labs apart from single-use spaces.

An innovation lab is not reserved for one subject matter. It creates opportunities for cross-disciplinary activities, for engineering and for any subject (both general and Judaic) to become a living laboratory of learning.

Under the guidance of Rabbi Tzvi Hametz, our Director STEM Education and Innovation and Director of Education Technology, teachers have the opportunity to bring their lessons to life in our innovation spaces.

Below, please see a sampling of some our our integrative STEM Education projects.


Dr. Billington’s Biology class created foldiscopes to explore the fascinating world of biology at a microscopic level. These compact, paper-based tools are a testament to innovation, allowing students to delve into the intricacies of cells and microorganisms with ease. This hands-on experience not only enhances our understanding of biological structures, but also inspires a deeper appreciation for the marvels of life and the ingenuity of scientific advancements.

Laser Cut Math Puzzles

Mr. Seigel’s Upper School math class harnessed the precision of a laser cutter to bring mathematical principles to life. Students applied their knowledge of geometry and spatial reasoning, transforming abstract concepts into tangible, challenging, and engaging puzzle pieces.