Programs

da Vinci Studio

Innovation Lab, Digital Studio, Robotics & Maker Space

Inly’s new innovation lab, named for the famous Italian polymath*, was designed to spark imagination, fuel curiosity, and encourage creative thinking. It’s a place for tinkering, improvising, testing ideas and questioning assumptions. It’s a flexible learning space for different projects in integrated academic subjects — and for cool after-school clubs and classes.
 
*A polymath is a person of wide-ranging knowledge or learning. Leonardo va Dinci was a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer.
 
Inquire, Implement, Invent and Imagine
The “four I’s” — inquire, implement, invent and imagine — give form and structure to the creative thinking process at Inly. It’s Inly’s own unique (or some might say, magic) formula! Students in kindergarten through eighth grade engage in this process as part of curriculum-based academic projects, as well as during informal sessions. Students can visit the da Vinci Studio spaces to act out their own stories, skits or screenplays in front of a green screen, to compose a movie score or test out some beats in the DJ suite, to make and test their own robot — or to just plain tinker.
 
Most important, students are invited to imagine, innovate and implement without fear of failure or any need for perfection. They can test ideas, invent and then reinvent, and try and try again. Iteration is what it’s all about!

Our kids will create new industries. They will have jobs that don’t exist yet and the only way to prepare them is to teach them to think. – Donna Milani Luther

da Vinci Studio in Action

Thinking Spaces

Dr. Montessori understood the importance of the physical learning environment. An aesthetically pleasing space, she said, with carefully selected tools and materials, brings joy to learning and plays a key role in inspiring and engaging young minds.
 
In keeping with this philosophy, the new 15,000-square-foot Grealish Family Pavilion was designed with the following spaces and features:
 
Da Vinci Studio: an innovation lab that includes a Robotics Space, Maker Space and Digital Lab and Design Studio.
 
Think Tank: a brainstorming room where students can write on walls and tabletops! (Special paint turns them into erasable whiteboard style surfaces.)
 
Six new classrooms: each with flexibly designed learning environments to support our innovative curriculum.
 
New Inly Library: an expanded new home for our 10,000+ volume collection, now featuring collaborative spaces, meeting rooms and opportunities for dynamic learning.

Next-Century Learning

Inly Insights Blog Posts

New Innovation Hub Officially Unveiled at Inly School
On September 6, 2016, parents, friends and alums were welcomed inside the Grealish Family Pavilion for tours of the new da Vinci Studio.

At Inly, innovation and creativity are at the core of our curriculum and instrumental to the way children learn. Paramount to our continued success will be learning spaces that mirror the collaborative work spaces of the real world and support our inspired curriculum, with flexibly designed classrooms and expanded resources for both students and faculty. 

The Importance of Creativity and Innovation in Schools
Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build the youth for our future.” This is the imperative for schools in this century.


Inly School

46 Watch Hill Drive | Scituate, MA 02066
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Welcome to Inly, a private, independent Montessori school with innovative programs that inspire toddlers, preschool and K-8 students to become independent, lifelong learners. Our inviting community draws students from 20 towns on the South Shore of Boston,
including Scituate, Cohasset, Hingham, Norwell, Hanover, Marshfield, Pembroke, Plymouth and Hull.