Students learn basic engineering, research, teamwork and presentation skills by participating in the highly acclaimed FIRST LEGO League Robotics competition.
Students use portable Raspberry Pi 2 devices to learn the basics of coding with MIT’s Scratch Programming language.
Students get a great introduction to algebra and advanced math concepts in our Math Circles, which are based on the Eastern European or “Russian Math” model.
NW Saturday Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2014 to inspire, encourage, and support underrepresented youth in the District of Columbia to explore science, technology, engineering, & math (STEM) educational and career opportunities.
What if you could build a better world? Where would you begin? More than ever, we must come together to innovate and solve problems. In FIRST, you are part of a thriving community brimming with inspiration, creativity, and hope for a stronger, more sustainable future—one that’s built better together. You have the power to help the cities,[…]
Gather your crew and get ready to explore, challenge and innovate in the demanding and inspiring expanse we call space! The 2018/2019 FIRST® LEGO® League season requires you to work together to break out of your earthly constraints. Do you have what it takes to go INTO ORBIT? FIRST LEGO League challenges kids to think like[…]
Enrollment for the Fall 2017 Semester of the NW Saturday Academy is now open. On your mark, get set, flow! Drink in the 2017/2018 HYDRO DYNAMICS season and learn all about water – how we find, transport, use, or dispose of it. In the 2017/2018 FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge, students age 9 to 16* from 80[…]
Enrollment for the Spring Semester of the NW Saturday Academy is now open. For the next three months, DC students in grades 3 to 7 will enhance their computational thinking by learning Scratch programming and participating in our Math Circle. Math Circle Here, students engage in a question-driven curriculum that emphasizes creative problem solving and stimulates logical[…]
Hello NWSA Families and Friends! On Saturday, November 12th, our FIRST LEGO League Robotics teams competed in the Virginia-DC state qualifying tournament for the 2016 #AnimalAllies season at McKinley Tech High School in Washington, DC. Our three teams, The Mind Storms, The Rainbow Robot Girls, and The LEGO Destroyers saved their best performances of[…]
Students and parents enjoyed the first sunny days in what seemed like ages by celebrating the end of the NW Saturday Academy semester on Saturday, May 14th at Northminster Presbyterian Church, After a brief organizing meetings, students and parents divided into teams to strategize and work on their Math Auction problems. Math auction is a game[…]