Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics
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Our STEAM (STEM with the Arts) curriculum integrates these core areas to better prepare students for increasingly popular careers in engineering-related fields, with real world, hands-on learning experiences. Dedicated in December 2016, The McGee Science Center is La Salle's state-of-the-art science lab that features 3D printers and scanners as part of our burgeoning STEAM program and represents a significant upgrade in resources for students. Powering La Salle’s STEAM curriculum is a one-of-a-kind partnership with the prestigious Cooper Union. Students learn side by side with Cooper Union undergraduates through a variety of unparalleled educational programs. Enhancing the pedagogy of STEM is our distinguished Arts Program, which provides students with intense training in art instruction.
La Salle has created a cutting-edge digital learning environment for students. In fact, we are one of the few all-boys Catholic high schools in New York City to offer every student a tablet computer – a key learning tool in today’s world - thanks to our exciting partnership with Microsoft. This integration of technology in the calssroom will enable students to learn digital literacy, navigate social media and share content with the world.
La Salle Academy's newly launched Virtual Library will generate added value to the digital learning environment for our students. The Virtual Library provides reference and research databases and websites to the high school academic community. These resources, delivered in a technologically rich and nurturing environment, are used in and out of the classroom to promulgate a love of life-long learning, and the advancement of knowledge for the common good.
Every La Salle classroom is outfitted with a Smartboard to enhance the learning experience. Our science lab features a two state-of-the-art 3D printers and scanners as part of our burgeoning STEAM program. And our students have access to two fully stacked computer labs. La Salle also uses the latest online classroom management system to facilitate communication for students and parents.
La Salle is growing in more ways than one. Through our dedication to the green movement, our science labs are equipped with four vertical tower hydroponic systems that grow green food plants without soil by providing nutrients to the water supply. Known as the La Salle Rooftop Garden Project, this innovative program is integrated with our science curriculum. Our students also receive a well-rounded education that includes intense training in art instruction, covering such topics as color theory, design, drawing and art history.
The next wave of technological progress in the classroom is the use of 3D printers. La Salle is ahead of the technology curve with two state-of-the-art, MakerBot machines and scanners that allows our students to imagine and invent. Students learn 3D printing mastering manipulation using Tinkercad, a computer aided design drawing program. Through our STEAM collaboration with Cooper Union, La Salle’s students work with the vast network of 3D printers and scanners in the labs at one of the most prestigious engineering schools in the country.
We are tech heads. Next gen-ers. Early adopters. We embrace innovative learning tools with our hearts and minds. When it comes to emerging technology, we are
The arts are not only critical to engineering careers, they are powerful shapers of character and outlets for self-expression. Our students receive a well-rounded education that includes intense training in art instruction.
The Art department, under the direction of our most veteran teacher, Ann Straub, offers three courses. Introduction to Art is a basic course with work in color, design, drawing and art history. Studio and Advanced art classes concentrate on various materials such as charcoal, colored pastels, paint and watercolor. They also cover several art principles, including 3D, shading and positive/negative space. The Art program culminates in the annual Art Expo held every May. La Salle’s partnership with Cooper Union also extends into the arts. Students participate in the college’s elite Saturday Program, which focuses on drawing, painting, graphic design, sculpture and architecture.