Understanding Our World

Our STEM program guides students to be inquisitive about the world they encounter and interpret complex information so that they can formulate solutions to real world problems.

student uses microscope in class

Flintridge Sacred Heart Named 2020 Top STEM School by Newsweek

Newsweek Top Stem School 2020 We are thrilled to announce that Flintridge Sacred Heart was named a top STEM school in the United States by Newsweek, in association with stem.org.

Nationally, we are ranked 1,029, putting our program in the top 2.5% nationwide. For the state of California, we are ranked 141.

Read the full coverage in the La Cañada Valley Sun. See the full Newsweek rankings.
We’re proud of this award and one of our distinguishing characteristics is that we actually have a computer science and engineering department, which is only two years old and was created in response to our girls’ desire to explore those areas.
—Sherrie Singer, Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction.

Engineering at Flintridge Sacred Heart

Students in Mr. Buxman's engineering class were tasked with developing prototypes that solved some common problems.

Automatic Pancake Flipper


Auto Emptying Trashcan

Reaching for the Sky

While society is still filled with messages about what girls can and cannot do, Flintridge Sacred Heart is dedicated to expanding opportunities for our students to explore careers underrepresented by women.

8 Reasons to Explore a STEM Career According to a Girl

by Hannah Scott '17

As citizens of the digital age, our lives are increasingly dependent on technology— we cannot leave the house without our smartphones and if our WiFi connection is not strong enough, chaos ensues. However, the more we rely on our phones and computers, fewer people actually understand the principles that drive technology.

8 Reasons for a STEM Career
"As a teen girl entering the tech world, I can tell you that [choosing a STEM career] is the best decision you will ever make" —Hannah
My journey from an oblivious consumer to a producer of software was unexpected and unique. It all started when I signed up for Flintridge Sacred Heart’s Robotics I class. Inspired by the popular TV series Grey’s Anatomy, I was convinced that I would pursue medicine and become the next Dr. Christina Yang. Hoping to further my knowledge of the human anatomy, I signed up for sports medicine for my sophomore year. I needed to pick another semester-long elective to complete my schedule, so I decided on robotics because I had heard there was no homework.

Read on for Hannah's reasons why you should consider a STEM career!
After only a few weeks of this class, my aspirations for the future had completely changed. No longer do I want to be Meredith Grey— I want to follow in the footsteps of women like Grace Hopper, Ada Lovelace and Helen Greiner.
—Hannah Scott '17

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