Building on Our Tradition

Curriculum and STEAM Initiatives

As Rockhurst forms innovative men for others ready to “set the world on fire”, it’s paramount that students are prepared for their world.  The vision of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) initiative is to form innovative men for others who live and collaborate in an engaging learning environment.  The initiative informs all classroom teachers how to leverage classroom design to optimize learning through the innovative Active Learning Classrooms.  Rockhurst is committed to developing a nationally recognized curriculum that includes Computer science (required for all entering freshmen), Engineering, Robotics and project-based courses in which students gain experience solving the scientific challenges affecting today’s world. 

Academic Learning Commons 

Creating facilities to support the aforementioned curriculum is crucial for success.  Rockhurst created an Academic Learning Commons which has become the learning heart of the school.   The Learning Commons provides an inviting, comfortable, technology and resource-rich environment for collaborative work, individualized study, and modern classroom space.  The central location will allows for enhanced student to student and student to teacher interaction to encourage and support lifelong learning and the Rockhurst "Grad at Graduation" characteristics.

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Lower Campus Improvements 

Throughout our history, one of the primary areas where Rockhurst High School has excelled in forming students has been in athletics and co-curricular.  The Al Davis Field House served students for decades, but became in immediate need of replacement. 

Since 1964, the Al Davis Field house served our athletes well!  However, it was time to replace it with a multi-purpose facility, called the "Hawklets Center."  A 16,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility was constructed in that same location.  The two-story facility includes access to both the stadium field and the lower campus field, which was recently turfed.  The stadium field level includes athletic locker rooms, training facilities and coaches’ interview rooms.  The upper floor features coaches offices and meeting spaces, as well as a larger flexible that room can be used for classrooms, retreats, alumni events or a gathering space.

  

  

  

Video of the Hawklets Center, courtesy of Filmmaking students Evan Isom '18 and Tim Johnson '18.

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