Challenging Students to Think Creatively

Designed to cultivate ingenuity by challenging students to strategize, problem-solve and think creatively, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center hosts programs on design thinking and social entrepreneurship, engineering, and computer science.

Think, Do, Make: A Project-Based Curriculum

Masters’ Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program encourages students to think, do and make and to foster a cross-disciplinary, entrepreneurial thought process, all while developing skills, ideas and character traits.

Through our program's project-based model, students build confidence, accumulate hands-on experience, take risks, nurture unconventional talents, and tackle real-life challenges. Our hope is to ingrain in our students the capacity to think creatively and ambitiously, and provide them with the skills to be able to successfully navigate the complex workforce they will face in the future.

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  • A students designs a mobile app at The Masters School, a top private high school in Westchester County, NY, that offers specialized classes in innovation, engineering and entrepreneurship.


    Both middle and upper school students benefit from the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center's academic enrichment program, which focuses on interscholastic team competitions. Participation in our award-winning engineering and robotics, coding, and cybersecurity teams is by invitation, nomination, or through an application and selection process.

    Additionally, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center is home to Masters Makers, a club where students design, build and craft. Projects range from creating cabinetry to digital electronics, and utilize both hand tools and innovative technologies such as 3D printers, laser cutters/engravers, microcontrollers, computer numerical controller (CNC) tools, and open-source platforms. 


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  • Seniors Awarded for Taking Innovation to the Next Level

    Being a power for good strengthened the bond among Nataliia Kulieshova ’23, Youri Lee ’23 and Dayan Battulga ’23. Together, the friends created Signisa, a sign language learning application, to help improve communication between the deaf and hearing communities. 
  • What's App-ening in a Middle School IEC Class

    A new app design class for sixth and seventh graders, led by innovation and entrepreneurship teacher Rae Johnson ’11, is giving budding programmers their first foray into block coding.
  • Cybersecurity Team Continues to Crack the Codes

    With a successful round one of the CyberPatriot competition behind them, the Masters Cybersecurity team appears programmed for greatness as its members prepare for the second round next month.
  • National Cyber Scholarship Foundation Ranks Masters Senior

    Matt Nappo ’21 has added another accolade to his roster: He was recently named a Scholar in the National Cyber Scholarship Competition (NCSC).
  • Middle Schoolers Tinker With Design

    In the Middle School’s Design, Modeling and Prototyping class, students have been using Tinkercad, the 3D digital design app, to brainstorm and prototype solutions to authentic design challenges.

Recent Student Projects

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  • DrAANK

    Students set out to answer the question, “Why don’t students use the reusable water bottles that their parents buy for them?” The result of the teams’ research was the development of a new type of reusable bottle that meets the design criteria.
  • Simple Soil Personal Composter

    This team of students developed a residential composting system that fragments kitchen waste as well as composts. The entire system is solar powered and needs no human effort outside of loading the mincing hopper.
  • WePool

    WePool is a mobile application for carpooling and ride-sharing within affinity groups rather than simply by location.
  • Purpose Fabrics

    Established as a benefit corporation, Purpose Fabrics refurbishes used clothing.