Our signature Institute of Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (TIE) is a catalyst to fields that define the world of tomorrow. We prepare students to become global citizens in a technology-driven society by linking education to their future.
Our students learn skills to shape a more just, equitable and sustainable world, just as Sarah Porter envisioned.
The Intro to TIE class focuses on hands-on experience and skill development in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). Required for grade 9.
Emphasizes building skills and using technological tools—it’s unimaginable.
Focuses on design,
systems and creative
Explores start-ups to IPO’s including idea generators, process, product and the “bottom line”.
Opportunities for real-world experience further expose students to STEAM and entrepreneurship programs. These interactive, project-based experiences vary but can include:
The Porter’s Innovation Lab (iLab) is the incentive for tomorrow’s technology. Students can develop and hone skills using technical tools including: printers, laser cutters and engravers, microcontrolers, CAD workstations and a machine shop to work in wood, metals and plastics.
Porter’s signature TIE Certificate is a unique path in STEAM and entrepreneurship courses linking action, experimentation and improvisation. Students have the opportunity to design real-world solutions and gain hands-on experience—changemakers in the making!
Freshman Introduction to TIE course
Three TIE electives in one concentration
Two TIE Seasonal After-school programs
Senior TIE AIS Capstone project
A summer program or non-credit course in TIE-related fields
Participation in a hackathon, competition or similar activity
A year of active leadership in a TIE-related club
Chair - Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship
Penn Fellow T.I.E
Teacher - Mathematics, T.I.E.
Teacher - Science