STEM & Entrepreneurial
Over fifty years of leading lives of passion and purpose.
2021 STEM & Entrepreneurial:
Right Brain Curriculum
From the Right Brain Curriculum website: “At Right Brain Curriculum, we believe imaginative, interactive and hands-on courses allow students to process, understand and absorb information in a highly effective way. Learning through creativity is the number one characteristic of a "right brain" educational approach....We believe in creating an incredibly fun, community environment where learning happens naturally through exploration.”
Check back next winter for dates and details for Summer 2022 Right Brain Curriculum Camps!
Business Sharks & Expert Architects
Ages: Rising 2nd - 5th graders
In our Business Sharks class, students play the role of young entrepreneurs as they start with the germ of an idea for a business and product and take it through the entire entrepreneurial process. Our students develop prototypes, formulate a business plan and devise a marketing strategy. Meanwhile, students learn through contextual lessons on concepts such as competition, profits and branding while designing print ads, acting out “TV commercials,” researching real estate locations and designing their storefronts. The class concludes with our young executives pitching their ideas to a "Shark Tank" panel of parents. These young entrepreneurs will really be taking care of business!
The sky is the limit in Expert Architects! In this math, writing and presentation class, students each serve as president of a new architectural firm and are tasked with designing and building the city’s next skyscraper. Students study a kid-friendly history of skyscrapers and create a blueprint of their own stylized tall building. They then must weigh other considerations including the environment, traffic and surrounding buildings using Google Earth to find the perfect location for their project. Our expert architects create a three-dimensional model of the structure and present their work to invited parents.
Located in Manchester, NH, The Derryfield School is a private day school for grades 6-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.