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Collaborative Design Lab

Thayer Academy’s Collaborative Design Lab (CDL) provides a rigorous academic challenge while encouraging group work and finding creative solutions to problems. The lab space is an area where students can share ideas and bring them to life with state-of-the-art tools such as a 3-D printer, vinyl cutter and laser cutter, and faculty encourage students to be creative and thoughtful in their research and preparation. If the need arises for another tool or piece of equipment it can be obtained for student use. This cross-disciplinary program fosters creativity and problem solving within a group—skills that will certainly prove useful in the years to come after Thayer.