GROUND-BREAKING: THE MURRAY INNOVATION CENTER

The Murray Innovation Center - a 23,000+ square foot expansion of the Mount Paran Christian School high school building - will offer innovative instructional spaces for enhanced programming and instruction for an enriched high school educational experience.

These enhancements include

  • a dedicated space for a robotics field
  • additional classroom spaces and new science labs
  • a technology-rich classroom for collaborative work
  • a digital lab, makerspace, and fabrication lab
  • a "quiet" room for prayer, study, and discipleship
  • a lake-facing commons area, to include space for the high school entrepreneurship Roost cafe
  • a quad with picturesque spots for outdoor classes and community events.

The final design offers improved layouts for student experiences in every STEAM discipline. With the breaking ground ceremony in February 2021, we eagerly look forward to the Murray Innovation Center's construction and completion. 

Read the full Wingspan article

 

DEFINITION OF INNOVATION:

MPCS engages in innovation through the exploration, creation, and
implementation of solutions to real-world problems.

Read the MPCS Philosophy of Innovation


INNOVATION IS MORE THAN TECHNOLOGY

Innovative learning takes many shapes and forms in the classroom. In preschool, to innovate may involve building towers with oversized blocks or using the iPad Osmo® to create tangrams. In middle school, advanced science labs may explore chemical reactions to study bio-engineering hypotheses. High school AP Biology takes swab samples to study and compare effective COVID-sanitization standards. Technical Theatre classes also build, fabricate, and design for real-world entertainment production. Lower school's STEAM days involve students in the engineering design process helping them to work through new hands-on challenges each semester. They also engage in earth science field trips, cultivating the lower school garden, as well as learning laws of physics through aviation-science at Starbase. Watch the video below to learn how.

MPCS fifth-graders experienced a week-long science field trip at LockheedMartin aeronautics' Starbase (through the U.S. Department of Defense) which led to building their own rockets.

INNOVATION AT WORK

Whether it is learning design and fabrication skills in a high school costuming class or introducing the mind-stretching practice of cursive handwriting to second-grade students, innovation permeates the way we teach and learn at Mount Paran Christian School. 

Rear lakeside rendering of MPCS Murray Innovation Center

RoboticsHiIMGL3664.jpgEagle Robotics:

The State-championship Eagle Robotics high school teams constantly innovate their robot designs, all in an effort to constantly improve and refine. Students engage in robotics and STEAM programming at MPCS beginning in lower school. Middle school teams compete in FIRST® LEGO® League and high school teams in FIRST® Robotics Tech Challenge national and international competitions.

Learn more about Eagle Robotics

MPCS Arts technical theatre classes build sets, create lighting effects, program sound, sew costumes, and work behind the scenes to support the performing arts productions, and even during virtual learning.

Innovation Blogs:

Lower School garden
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