Academics

IDEAS Center

Gould Academy’s new Marlon Family IDEAS Center – which stands for Innovation, Design Thinking, Entrepreneurship, Arts, and Science – boasts an entire floor of dedicated “maker” and design thinking space that supports innovation and collaboration through building creative confidence.

Applying design thinking to this creative space is based on years of practice at the Institute of Design at Stanford.

Within the IDEAS Center is the Design Thinking Studio, which acts as the hub of the design thinking wheel and provides ample, flexible space to collaborate thanks to large, movable whiteboards and furniture, not to mention space to create with enough room for a textile center as well.
Our students are in the driver’s seat. They use interactive design to build prototypes, re-imagine them and then repeat. The result is a student who identifies problems and creates solutions.
That’s innovation.

IDEAS Center Courses Include:

Foundations for Makers
Robotics and Engineering
Custom Ski Building
Robotics and Engineering 2
Arduinos and Electronics
3D Design with CAD
Underwater Robotics
The Marlon Family IDEAS Center was made possible thanks to a generous gift from the Tony and Renee Marlon Charitable Foundation.

List of 1 members.

  • Bradford Clarke 

    Assistant Head of School for Teaching and Learning
    207-824-7929

Browse Our Course Catalog

Gould is a small, co-ed, independent boarding school for grades 8-PG.  We are passionate about preparing academically motivated students for college, helping them to become independent-minded, ethical citizens who will lead lives of purpose, action, excellence, and compassion in a dynamic world.