STEM at Foxcroft

Inspiring girls to pursue 21st-century science, math, engineering, and tech skills
In the 21st century, the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are critical. At Foxcroft, they are also fun. You might learn physics by coding a Sphero robot to move through a maze or improve your computer skills by creating an arcade game. Put on a hard hat and see how engineers, architects, and contractors build a new dorm. Program a drone in our STEM club. 

Our STEM teachers are passionate about their subjects. They bring energy and enthusiasm to your class with real-life applications, inquiry-based assignments, hands-on projects, and cool technology tools. These workshops, internships, seminars, and presentations with STEM professionals will open your mind. 

In and out of the classroom at Foxcroft, science, technology, engineering and math are inspiring!

STEM is for Girls!

Research shows that attending an all-girls school affects students’ interest and success in STEM fields.* Here’s a look at graduates of independent girls’ schools as compared to girls who graduated from coed independent schools:

List of 4 items.

  • 6x

    more likely to
    major in math,
    science & technology
  • 3x

    more likely
    to consider
    engineering careers
  • 10%

    more confident
    in their
    computer ability
  • 11%

    more confident
    in their
    mathematical ability
At Foxcroft, more than 30 percent of recent graduates chose STEM fields as their majors in college.

– Ianna ’24

“At Foxcroft, there are no limitations put on individual curiosity. In fact they provide numerous opportunities for students to pursue their passions and surround themselves with people who support them in that endeavor.”

– Cathy McGehee, Head of School

“Our school is leading the way in STEM education for girls by encouraging our students in record numbers to participate in computer science.”

–Betsy A. ’21, Computer Science major

“The support I received at Foxcroft was really what made me so sure I would major in computer science. I had so much determination and passion for programming that there was no class that could scare me away. I attribute that attitude to Foxcroft!”

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  • Photo of Katie Hergenreder

    Katie Hergenreder 

    STEM Department Chair, Animal Science Concentration Coordinator, Dorm Parent
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  • Photo of Meghen Tuttle

    Meghen Tuttle 

    STEM, Dorm Parent
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  • Photo of Rylee Simmons

    Rylee Simmons 

    STEM, Dance Instructor, Dorm Parent
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  • Photo of James Sweeney

    James Sweeney 

    STEM, Dorm Parent
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  • Photo of Roxanne Smith

    Roxanne Smith 

    STEM Teacher
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    Hazal Mohammed 

    STEM Teacher/Dorm Parent
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  • Photo of Salvatore Capaccio

    Salvatore "Sonny" Capaccio 

    Music Teacher/Music Coordinator/STEM/Dorm Parent
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*Research cited from the International Coalition of Girls' Schools
http://girlsschools.org/research/quick-facts/

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An all-girls boarding and day school in Northern Virginia, Foxcroft prepares young women in grades 9-12 for success in college and in life. Our outstanding academic program offers challenging courses, including Advanced Placement classes and an innovative STEM program. Our premiere equestrian program is nationally recognized, and our athletic teams have won conference and state championships. Experience the best in girls' boarding schools: visit Foxcroft.
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