About the Program
Experience Excelsior—Saturdays @ SHA offers girls in grades 5 to 8 an opportunity to experience the serious fun of learning without the extraneous pressure of formal grades, putting them in contact with ways of thinking, seeing, and doing that challenge them to reflect deeply and think critically. The program is filled with workshops and activities that promise to inform, engage, and entertain participating students while they make new friends.
Two sessions have been planned—Saturday, March 2, and Saturday, March 30, from 9:00 am to 11:30 am on the Sacred Heart campus. The program will be led by experienced faculty with the assistance of current students. Middle school girls are welcome to attend either one or both sessions.
March 2 – Creative Arts Saturday
Reflecting the wide range of Sacred Heart’s humanities-based curriculum and inspired by trailblazers in theatre, ancient history, and art, students will have fun experiencing the satisfying challenges of World Language, Social Studies, and Visual and Performing Arts, culminating in a short performance.
March 30 – STEM Saturday
Participants will use Math, Science, and programming skills to find clues that lead them to learn about trailblazing women who forged new paths, not only in STEM fields, but in business, entertainment, and everyday life. Structured as an Escape Room, students will solve math puzzles, perform science experiments and write programs, using their knowledge and logic to break free.