STEM Events at Foxcroft School

Stimulating opportunities for hands-on learning — for all ages!

Engaging the Community

Foxcroft's STEM program is tailored to our student's interests and learning styles. But did you know we also host events open to the community? Whether solving the mystery of who stole Suzie Foxcroft's identity at The STEM Challenge or learning computer programming in an innovative, hands-on way, eager participants have benefited from the expertise within our STEM Department and the partnerships we have formed with outside organizations.

Learn more about STEM events at Foxcroft — we hope to see you soon at an upcoming event!

— Katie Hergenreder, STEM Department Chair

“My favorite part about the STEM Challenge is seeing girls problem solve using science and technology that they have not seen before.”

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  • Computer Programming & Coding Event

    Hosted by Foxcroft's STEM and Admission Departments, our fall computer coding event is an opportunity for middle school girls in the area to get a hands-on lesson in computer programming. With knowledgable STEM faculty leading the workshop and Foxcroft's own students offering help along the way, girls will learn the ins and outs of computers and computer programming. Learning a new skill on the computer has never been more fun!
  • The STEM Challenge

    The STEM Challenge is a girls-only, hands-on STEM competition that brings middle and high school students to Foxcroft for a day of challenging problem-solving. Hosted by Foxcroft's STEM Department, the competition draws nearly 200 students annually from area schools.

“STEM Presents” Speaker Series

Stimulating and fun activities and seminars with professionals from a variety of STEM fields provide our students with important role models and expose them to exciting college and career opportunities.

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  • STEM Challenge 2023: Be Green

    STEM Challenge 2023: Be Green

  • STEM Challenge 2020: "Galaxy Trek"

    STEM Challenge 2020: "Galaxy Trek"

  • Emma L. ’20 and Larisa B. ’20 show off the fabulous shirts designed by Teagan S. ’21.

    Expedition K2M: The STEM Summit 2019

  • At Saturday's Expedition K2M: The STEM Summit, teams in the high school and middle school competitions vied for the stunning trophies designed and made by sophomore Kenzie G. in The Innovation Lab.

    Expedition K2M: The STEM Summit 2018


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  • Come See What's Happening at Foxcroft!

    In addition to our STEM events, Foxcroft often hosts:
    • Movie screenings
    • Special guest speakers
    • Concerts and performances
    Join us at our next public event!

    Community Engagement Opportunities
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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.