Citizen, Scholar, Steward
We’re proud to be a regional leader in STEAM and Maker education. Our schoolwide STEAM curriculum is based around interdisciplinary and project-based learning that integrates art & design into the traditional STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.

Our STEAM curriculum is supported by the KCD Design and Fabrication Laboratory—the first makerspace at an independent school in Louisville. The Design and Fabrication Laboratory is a hands-on fabrication laboratory where students take an active role in designing and creating projects using a wide range of tools.

STEAM curriculum highlights

  • First grade units on ‘Light and Sound’ and ‘Patterns in Space’ developed by lower school faculty in science, music, and visual art
  • A robotics curriculum that begins in third grade and transitions into full-year courses in Computer Programming and Robotics in grades six and seven
  • Vex robotics in the Middle and Upper School
  • The eighth grade E3S (Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences) curriculum, which focuses on applied knowledge and project-based learning
  • Math and Art, a middle school elective team taught by math and fine arts faculty
  • Design and Fabrication Laboratory units in Physics I that teach students how to use Fab Lab tools
  • Application of these Design and Fabrication Laboratory tools in Physics II and three engineering classes
  • A trio of engineering electives: Electronics I and II, Engineering Lab
  • An upper school Product Design course that familiarizes students with the visual principles, tools, and techniques of 2D and 3D design
    • STEAM at KCD

    • VEX Robotics Program

Design & Fabrication Lab

  • 3D printers
  • Vinyl Cutter
  • Laser Cutter
  • CNC Mill
  • Band saw
  • Scroll saw
  • Drill press, belt sander, grinder, and other machine tools
  • Sewing machines
  • Variety of hand tools
  • Computer workstations
4100 Springdale Road • Louisville, KY 40241 • (502) 423-0440 • Fax (502) 423-0445
Kentucky Country Day School is a private JK–12, coeducational school located on a spacious 80+ acre campus in Louisville, KY. KCD combines a rigorous academic program with a wide variety of athletic and extracurricular programs. Our outstanding faculty creates an intimate learning environment that is both challenging and supportive.