Programs at McLeod
The McLeod Innovation Center will provide a variety of student-centered learning and activity opportunities. Students and teachers will work collaboratively on group and individual projects in robotics, sciences, engineering, and technology. Advanced Ignatian pedagogy will utilize the new space in ways that ensure students flourish as a whole person.
The Innovation Center offers a gathering and presentation space for up to 200 students, providing a venue for synergistic learning, idea expositions, and entertainment. The commons will be adaptable and dividable for a wide variety of presentations, whether it be a business plan competition, robotics demonstration, or corporate speaker.
Architecture that integrates sound, lighting, and projection equipment opens possibilities. Students and teachers will be able to modify the room for wide-ranging audiences and activities. Designed to be an interactive and intimate setting, this is the scene where student confidence grows in public speaking and the exchange of ideas.
St. Ignatius and the Jesuits have been innovators for centuries, as seen in our global network of schools and universities, the Vatican Observatory, and the many ways Jesuits engage in interreligious/intercultural dialogue. There is a reason that 34 craters on the moon and many asteroids are named after Jesuits! From the beginning, Jesuits have been committed to advancing the sciences.
Finding God in All Things is the motto that defines Ignatian Spirituality as open to the world, optimistic, and delighting in all Creation. The McLeod Innovation Center now expands Ignatian thinking into the challenges of our contemporary world. This is where boys will embark on their path to discovery.