Where Science & Faith Meet
New Facilities for St. Mary’s Dominican High School
To fully implement our vision, St. Mary’s Dominican High School is proposing the construction of a new science and technology complex, which would more than double the school’s current lab space. The building project includes renovation and new construction. The STREAM™ curriculum and state-of-the-art science and technology facility hold great promise for Dominican, its students, area universities, and employers.
- enable Dominican to increase and enhance its science offerings.
- allow faculty to increase the complexity of science experiments.
- expand our robotics program/lab.
- begin to address a gender imbalance. (In 2009, women comprised 50% of college graduates in Louisiana but earned only 32.4% of the degrees/certificates conferred in science, technology, math and engineering fields.2 As an all-girls school, Dominican accepts the challenge to strive to close the gender gap.)
- provide greater opportunities to partner with universities by involving visiting professors in the Dominican classroom.
- provide talent for the BioDistrict growth in New Orleans.
- attract students interested in the “synthesis between faith, culture and life.”3
2Source: http:// vitalsigns.changetheequation.org/tcpdf/vitalsigns/newsletter.php?statename=louisiana.
3Source: Sacred Congregation for Catholic Education, “Educating Together in Catholic Schools: A Shared Mission between Consecrated Persons and the Lay Faithful.” No. 24 (9/08/07).
The new science wing would double Dominican’s lab capacity. Influenced by collegiate environments, Dominican’s STREAM™ program embraces a level of professionalism.