Girls Innovate Workshops

Hands-on opportunities for Richmond-area girls


STEM WORKSHOP
March 21, 10-11 a.m.  Postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic
For girls ages 9-12 and an accompanying parent.

Come explore and have fun learning about simple circuitry and make something to take home! The workshop will be led by St. Catherine's students and teachers. 

 
SPRING BREAK CAMP
April 6-8, 2020, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. each day    Postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic
Free Camp for girls ages 9-12 held during local area public schools' spring break holiday.

Join us to explore, create and play. Each day will be packed full of fun activities such as art, dance, creative writing, improv, coding, STEM projects, yoga interactive games, and mindfulness. Please note that St. Catherine's School will be in session during this time; girls will interact with the School's students and teachers. 

Registration for the April event coming soon!

These opportunities are free and open to the public and will be held at St. Catherine's located at 6001 Grove Avenue. Registration is required and spaces are limited. 

For questions, please contact Chris Carlisle at ccarlisle@st.catherines.org


Girls' Schools Leading to STEM Careers

Ask a student at an all-girls’ school what she wants to be when she grows up, and you just might hear engineer, astronaut, data analyst or coder.

Although women and girls continue to be underrepresented in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers and majors, graduates of all-girls’ schools are changing that statistic. A recent study conducted by the National Coalition of Girls Schools (NCGS) revealed that girls’ school graduates are six times more likely to pursue majors in math, science and technology compared to girls at co-ed schools and three times more likely than their co-ed peers to pursue an engineering career.

At St. Catherine’s School, girls begin to foster an interest in STEM at age three. Early concepts of engineering, physics and computational thinking are introduced to the youngest students and continue to evolve as girls move through the grades to advanced courses in Upper School.


Our approach to educating girls 

Girls shatter traditional stereotypes at St. Catherine's School. They design and build tall structures. They grab bugs in the community garden to examine their every move, and they test the laws of physics in the Imagination Station. They need to know why and possess a natural inclination for purpose in everything they do. We teach them creativity and experimentation before developing a concrete plan, ultimately building a comfort with thinking differently. We design our lesson plans to foster the natural collaboration that girls possess, and we allow each girl the opportunity to lead.