Inquiry and Innovation Lab

The White Mountain School is excited to announce the addition of the Inquiry and Innovation Lab to the Wing. This project will be completed to honor the service of outgoing Head of School Tim Breen and Director of Development & Alumnae/i, Julie Yates. Throughout their combined tenure of 29 years at White Mountain, they have cultivated student-centered education and inquiry-based learning while serving the school in academic, residential and administrative roles.



“Student-driven inquiry is not only about asking great questions, it is about asking great questions and pursuing them well. Our students are not just passengers in their learning.” – Tim Breen

The Inquiry and Innovation Lab will provide a space for students to pursue STEM, LASR and mini-LASR projects with a design and build focus, robotics, and other curricular activities. The space will include workstations, computers and digital design software, 3D printers, laser cutters, and robotics equipment. The walls of the lab space will include whiteboards and glass for idea generation, project development and collaboration.

Tim and Julie both believe that having this new space will accommodate the growing number of LASR and mini-LASR projects in fields related to STEM. The space is intended to be interdisciplinary and will be a tool that can be utilized by all classes, clubs, and extracurricular groups. The renovation of the Wing began on June 14 and the Inquiry and Innovation Lab will be complete by the beginning of the academic year in September.


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