Design Labs


At St. Andrew's, we are a robotics program that inspires students to be math, science, and technology leaders by building skills, inspiring innovation, and fostering self-confidence, communication, and leadership. Our Science teachers use robots as authentic problem-solving tools across many grades. We also participate in the FIRST Robotics League, a program powered by a mission-driven global robotics community and evidence-based programs designed to ignite curiosity and encourage exploration.

St. Andrew's FIRST Robotics teams are made up of Grades 1-2 and 3-5 in the Lower School; Grades 6-8 in the Middle School; and Grades 9-12 in the Upper School. Each year, FIRST Robotics teams are challenged to research a real-world problem, then create an original solution for that problem, plus design and build a robot to accomplish “missions” on a competitive playing field. The theme changes each season, requiring teams to be extraordinarily creative. Robotics teams meet weekly in the Fall and Winter.
The mission of the Robotics Program at St. Andrew's is to use robotics to inspire: skills to innovate, leadership to collaborate, and passion to compete.

Robot Designs by Division

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  • Upper School Robotics

    FTC #: 12718
  • Middle School Robotics

    FLL #: 30918
  • Lower School (Grades 3-5) Robotics

    FLL #: 33127
  • Lower School (Grades 1-2) Robotics

    FLL Jr. #: 10986

List of FTC Awards

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  • 2020-2021 Upper School Robotics Team

    Brain Alewine, Will Kaine, Alex Myler, CJ Schlegel, '21 Captains

    Fulton MD Regional Hybrid Competition

    Virtual Competitions
  • 2019-2020 Upper School Robotics Team

    Jake Lee ‘20 Captain

    Capital Technical University MD Qualifier
    Winning Alliance (First Place)
    Design Award (Second Place)

    Annapolis Qualifier 1
  • 2018-2019 Upper School Robotics Team

    Ashley Cheung ‘19 Captain

    Blue and White Qualifier York, PA
    Judges Award 

    Annapolis Qualifier 1
    Finalist Alliance (Second Place)

    Montgomery County Qualifier 1
    Finalist Alliance (Second Place)

    UMBC State Qualifier 
    Wild Card
  • 2017-2018 Upper School Robotics Team

    Andy Harris ‘18 Captain 

    Annapolis Qualifier 2
    Design Award (Robot Design)
    Winning Alliance (First Place)

    UMBC State Qualifier
    Qualified from Annapolis

Upper School FTC Robot History

19-20 Upper School Team Takes First at Cap Tech Qualifier!

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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a private, coeducational college preparatory day school for students in preschool (Age 2) through grade 12, located in Potomac, Maryland.