STEM at Foxcroft

Inspiring girls to pursue 21st-century science, math, engineering, and tech skills
In the 21st century, the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are critical. At Foxcroft, they are also fun. You might learn physics by constructing a potato cannon or improve your computer skills by creating an arcade game. Put on a hard hat and see how engineers, architects, and contractors build a new dorm. Program a drone in our STEM club. 

Our STEM teachers are passionate about their subjects. They are also inspiring role models — five of our seven STEM teachers are women and one of them has a doctorate. They bring energy and enthusiasm to your class with real-life applications, inquiry-based assignments, hands-on projects, and cool technology tools. These workshops, internships, seminars and presentations with STEM professionals will open your mind. 

In and out of the classroom at Foxcroft, science, technology, engineering and math are inspiring!

STEM is for Girls!

Research shows that attending an all-girls school affects students’ interest and success in STEM fields. Here’s a look at graduates of independent girls’ schools as compared to girls who graduated from coed independent schools:

List of 4 items.

  • 6x

    more likely to
    major in math,
    science & technology
  • 3x

    more likely
    to consider
    engineering careers
  • 10%

    more confident
    in their
    computer ability
  • 11%

    more confident
    in their
    mathematical ability
At Foxcroft, more than 30 percent of recent graduates chose STEM fields as their majors in college.

– Betsy ’21

“I was interested in STEM before coming to Foxcroft, and my interest has only grown with all the opportunities available here.”

– Gabriela ’15, 2nd year Computer Science major

“At Foxcroft, I learned to speak my mind and value my own voice, giving me the strength to pursue an interest in a primarily male-dominated field.”

– Carli ’16

“This extraordinary opportunity [to design the new school store’s counter] is something I will remember all my life. I never knew I had an interest in designing, but after this experience, I may consider pursuing this passion.”

News

STEM at Foxcroft, in a glimpse

  • At Saturday's Expedition K2M: The STEM Summit, teams in the high school and middle school competitions vied for the stunning trophies designed and made by sophomore Kenzie G. in The Innovation Lab.
    Expedition K2M: The STEM Summit 2018
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  • Last Saturday, the Athletic/Student center welcomed almost 200 high school and middle school girls for the sixth annual Expedition K2M: The STEM Summit.
    Expedition K2M: The STEM Summit 2017
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Contact

List of 7 members.

  • Kristine Varney 

    Director of STEM Education
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  • Lindsey Bowser 

    STEM, Dorm Parent
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  • Matthew Mohler 

    STEM Teacher, Coach
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  • Meghen Tuttle 

    Science, Wellness Education Coordinator, Dorm Parent
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  • Katie Hergenreder 

    STEM, Dorm Parent
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  • Anne Szymendera 

    STEM, Dorm Parent
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  • Daniel Hales 

    STEM
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An all-girls boarding and day school in Northern Virginia, Foxcroft prepares young women in grades 9-12 for success in college and in life. Our outstanding academic program offers challenging courses, including Advanced Placement classes and an innovative STEM program. Our premiere equestrian program is nationally recognized, and our athletic teams have won conference and state championships. Experience the best in girls' boarding schools: visit Foxcroft.