Center for Scientific Exploration and Research

A Passion to Discover

The Center for Scientific Exploration and Research provides an enhanced K-12 science education, enabling every student to become a scientist. A K-12 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/Design, Mathematics) curriculum encourages innovative thinking and problem solving and is augmented by extensive hands-on learning opportunities.

The Center is supported by our new Kemper Science and Engineering building, a 9,200 square foot, state-of-the-art facility that includes advanced laboratories, a fully equipped engineering workshop and a spacious greenhouse.

  • From tapping maple trees in the Lower School to designing advanced robotics in the Upper School, students are encouraged to “do science” at every learning stage.

  • Our 93-acre campus – which includes a pond, stream, forests, gardens, solar panels and windmill – is the perfect natural living laboratory. It is used often, to observe and collect data, test student-designed rockets or airplanes, or identify native plants on a nature hike.

  • Beginning in Lower School, an emphasis is placed on laboratory work, including over five and one-half hours of lab time every six days in Upper School AP coursework.

  • Our K-12 robotics program enables students to apply their STEAM knowledge through the exciting world of robotics.

  • Tracks of study are offered for those interested in careers in Engineering & Design, Environmental Sciences or Medicine.

  • Students may conduct an independent two-year research project in an area of science or engineering as a part of the Institute for Scientific Research and the Institute for Engineering and Innovation.

  • Partnerships with leading area science and medical organizations, including the Cleveland Clinic and NASA's Glenn Research Center, offer unique curriculum experiences and internships for students.