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Academy breaks ground on STEM initiative

Head of School Lars Kuelling; board of trustees president John Murphy; early and lower school principal Jennifer Kendall; grades 4 to 8 principal Lawrence DeLuca, Joe Backer of Backer Landscaping and students from each grade break ground on the school's new garden classroom. Backer Landscaping donated its services. photo by Renee Landuyt.

October 24, 2013
On Monday, Grosse Pointe Academy broke ground on its STEM initiative, officially unveiling its garden classroom and Innovation and Design Lab.

Both are designed to augment current instructional practices with more group collaboration, hands-on and sensorial learning and real-world and practical life experiences.

The garden classroom also represents a return to roots for the Academy, which started as a selfsufficient farm when an order of nuns founded it in 1885. At the time, it was the Religious of the Sacred Heart.

Expenses were underwritten from funds raised during the paddle raising portion of the Academy's Action Auction last year.

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