STEM Program - Science, Technology, Engineering, Math


Monsignor Farrell High School students will have the opportunity to put the knowledge gained in the classroom to action in a variety of experiences that will prepare them for the myriad of careers in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

The Future of Robotics in STEM Education – The robotics field is growing at an incredible rate and robotics in the classroom has positive results on student achievement and development. It encourages students to pursue more STEM career paths and cultivate the necessary 21st-century skills that will enable greater success in future endeavors. Monsignor Farrell High School has launched a robotics course elective and a robotics extracurricular club. These opportunities foster students’ abilities, interests, and curiosities in the content ubiquitous in the 21st-century workforce.


Partnering with organizations such as Northwell Health and Engineering Tomorrow, students will be engaged in an assortment of experiential learning such as:

  • Attending seminars taught by experts in STEM fields
  • Participating in inquiry-based projects and experiments in areas such as 3D Printing, Aerodynamics, Bridges, Machine Learning, and Networks
  • Engaging in critical thinking tasks tailored to STEM fields
  • Immersing students in the engineering design process
  • Robotics Club and elective course
  • Marine Biology Society and elective course in 2021-2022 academic year
  • Attending seminars taught by experts in STEM fields
  • Exploring clinical and non-clinical career opportunities
  • Participating in inquiry-based projects and experiments​
  • Engaging in critical thinking tasks tailored to STEM fields


Invested in the Future


All new state-of-the-art biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, and STEM laboratories were recently constructed as part of Monsignor Farrell's multi-year, multi-million dollar Strengthen the Legacy capital campaign. The labs contain the newest equipment and rival those on college campuses. 

Biology Laboratory

Students are able to explore the microscopic world with digital, WiFi-enabled microscopes from National Optical in addition to running DNA analysis on electrophoresis stations.

The Bio Lab also houses an Anatomage Table, the most technologically advanced anatomy visualization tool, which allows our science classes to study and perform virtual dissections of human and animal cadavers and allows students to study Medical CT, CBCT, or MRI scans. 

The tropical saltwater coral ecosystem and freshwater environment will enrich students’ experiences in the field of marine biology. The biology lab is also home to our water testing research facility.  Monsignor Farrell students use the IDEXX Laboratory Enterolert system to test water samples, making us the only high school in New York City to have a running laboratory research facility using this equipment.

Chemistry Laboratory

Modern technology has transformed the chemistry lab into a place where students can collaborate and investigate the atomic and molecular world in a variety of ways. Students will gain the skills needed to design, safely conduct and interpret chemical research and apply their knowledge in a breath of experimental techniques.

Earth Science & Physics Laboratory

Students will use a full suite of products from PASCO Scientific in which they will be engaged in inquiry-based activities. The state-of-the-art equipment can assist students in recording data and wirelessly sending it to their Lenovo device. Then, students can analyze the data, make conjectures, and replicate their experiments to confirm their hypotheses and apply theories to situations in everyday life.

The Engineering, Architecture, and Construction Professional Program

Another professional development experience unique to Monsignor Farrell High School is the Engineering, Architecture, and Construction Professional Program which offers our students a look at three related professions; engineering, architecture, and construction.

In addition to on-site visits, the program outlines the academic path the students should take if they are interested in a career in one of the fields.