On April 26, 2021, Headmaster Schneider sent out a statement outlining the creation of the new Makerspace. He said, regarding the various changes occurring across campus, “Perhaps more importantly for the boys, this shift provides the opportunity for us to transition Bolles House into a wonderful redesigned Makerspace for the community to enjoy. We will begin this renovation right after graduation with the goal of opening the space upon our return in the fall. We expect the main floor to include a dedicated training area for a robotics team, which boys will be able to access in a number of ways next year. This main floor will be able to function as two separate spaces or one larger space and will be incredibly flexible, housing a number of cutting-edge tools for making. The hope is that this room offers a space for boys to create, design, pursue engineering activities, and display and present their work in new and innovative ways. It will be joined with a new podcasting and Green Room across the Bolles Corridor, and we are eager to see how the boys and our faculty choose to use both spaces over time.”
The Makerspace has recently opened to several classes in addition to the computer science, maker, and robotics clubs. Mr. Ziff has been doing a wonderful job managing the new space and the many new STEAM opportunities, such as the Maker Prize Competition. The Panel looks forward to finding out what else the Makerspace will offer students.