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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 da Vinci 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

Next-Century Learning

Innovation in Practice
Inly’s da Vinci Studio is a place where critical and creative thinking come to life.

Cultivating Creative Thinking at School and at Home
A conversation with Paul Reynolds and Peter H. Reynolds, authors, makers and visionary leaders of FableVision.

By Kristi Funderburk, Cohasset Mariner
A quiet room for thinking, a place where writing on the walls is welcome, nooks where learners can take a break from their regular schedule—the newest building on the Inly campus is ready to expand the learning potential for the school's 280 students.

Print and Digital Find the Perfect Home
Inly’s new innovation hub is offically unveiled.
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.

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.

Inly School

46 Watch Hill Drive | Scituate, MA 02066
Tel: 781-545-5544 | Fax: 781-545-6522
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.
Inly School admits students of any race, color, religious affiliation, national and ethnic origin, and without regard to disability, to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at our school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious affiliation, national and ethnic origin, or disability in the administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school administered programs.