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Innovation in the Upper School

The Rutgers Prep Innovation Program is a yearlong, in-depth exploration of creative problem-solving and collaborative learning. Students in 8th to 12th grades will embark on their choice of nine different programs, led by expert faculty with the additional support of local professionals and enthusiastic alumni. Our goal is to extend the learning our students have traditionally achieved in our classrooms to real-world application.

Our teachers have developed exciting and memorable opportunities that will encourage Rutgers Prep students to follow their passions and even discover new ones.

Upper School Innovation Programs

A yearlong, in-depth exploration of creative problem-solving and collaborative learning. Students embark on their choice of thirteen different programs, led by expert faculty with the additional support of local professionals and enthusiastic alumni. Our goal is to extend the learning our students have traditionally achieved in our classrooms to real-world application.

Middle School Ideas and Innovations

Twice a week, Middle School students head to an Ideas & Innovations course (I&I). I&I courses, which change four times a year, offer an opportunity for students to select a class and try something new. In all I&I courses, there are mixed groups of students in grades six, seven, and eight. I&I courses are taught by instructors who are excited about the subject they have chosen to teach. Students are able to select from the following courses:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Chinese Language & Culture
  • Creative Writing
  • Digital Media Production
  • Financial Literacy
  • Mad Learn App Development
  • Sports Analytics
  • STEAM
  • Yearbook Production
I&I learning is hands-on, interactive, and student-led. From the structure of a Chinese character to the worm digestion track and practical design applications, students in our I&I classes are seeing and doing.