STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) studies are a natural fit for Nursery students.  Their innate curiosity about the world around them drives them to try, tinker, and experiment in ways that–properly nurtured–thrive into adulthood, turning students into inventors and entrepreneurs.

During a fairytales unit, students discuss the three little pigs and the big bad wolf, and build houses of their own to see how they would fare.  Using various materials and construction methods, this timeless story comes alive for kids as they try their own approaches to keep out the wolf!


Of course, there is plenty of time to play with blocks in our multi-level indoor play space, as well as guided lessons about castles and bridges.  Children also explore how light interacts with the objects they make, predicting and measuring the size and shapes of the shadows they cast.  At every step, they’re playing and exploring and learning a little bit more about the natural forces that shape our world.

MB Makers!

Welcome to the Y-Lab!

Meet MB’s Director of Innovation & Design David Husted, and take a tour of our new Y-Lab maker space!


David Husted ’86

Director of Innovation and Design

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David Husted ’86

Roger Williams University – B.S.
Harvard Graduate School of Education – Ed.M.

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