During the second trimester of 8th grade, our students attend NuVu, a design studio in Cambridge. Students work in small groups for 2-3 week studios in which a coach guides the students in “hands-on problem-solving to solve complex, comprehensive problems.” NuVu is essentially an innovation lab. With the guidance of a network of coaches, who come from MIT, Harvard University, and a variety of other industry experts, students are guided through real world issues and challenges.
During these ten weeks, CMS students are also expected to continue their studies in math, Spanish, and language arts. They also continue working on their capstone projects and return weekly to campus to check in with their teachers.