Far exceeding the common offerings of a “maker space” or “technology,” La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS) provides students the advanced resources, guidance and space they need to become true innovators. Students are taught the skills necessary to create anything that inspires them, but also to be able to identify what problems they should be solving by employing the design thinking process.
We have invested in employing and growing a staff with industry experience to develop and teach the design and innovation courses. Our industry experts are dedicated to connecting students with the world to establish relevance in the classroom.
With expert leadership and effective employment of the design thinking process, our students have accomplished a number of inventive projects. Under the guidance of our innovation team, students have built two 120W 4’x2’ laser cutters from scratch; a vacuum former; an automatic guitar tuner; complex vision systems; museum exhibits; interactive theater technology that allows the viewers to feel the emotion of the actors; and innovative consumer products such as a multi-drink travel mug, unique dissolvable creamer package system for coffee and a self-growing golf divot replacement system.