Humanities Spring Exhibition 2023

Deeper Learning through Projects

The Greenwich High School Innovation Lab Humanities classes presented their spring exhibition of learning at the Byram Shubert Library on Wednesday, March 16th to a jubilant crowd of over 150 people.  

Students from the 9th and 10th grade Innovation Lab (InLab) Humanities courses shared their deep research from this past year in an exciting showcase at this community event. Freshmen presented Memorializing History: The Triumphs and Tragedies of Germany through Memorial Parks and Sophomores shared their original artwork and symbolic representations in exhibits called Changes: The Impact of Social, Technological, and Cultural Changes in the 1920s on the 2020s. Also on display was a fabulous mock-up of the 10th grade Humanities magazine called Greenwich: Places to Go Before You Graduate.

GHS Innovation Lab 9th and 10th Grade Humanities students exhibited their projects the Byram Shubert Library on Wednesday, March 15th. 

Innovation Lab teachers Courtney Hawes, Kathy Mendez, Jessica von Brachel, and Michael Belanger were thrilled that their students were able to present in this public forum, the first exhibition outside of GHS into the wider Greenwich community since February 2019. 

Greenwich High School’s Innovation Lab is a project-based learning program dedicated to fostering creativity, collaboration, and curiosity in a rigorous academic setting that meets all of the core course requirements. This application-based, personalized community emphasizes the importance of partnerships between students and teachers. Social Studies and English are combined into Humanities, while Math and Science are combined into STEM

Applications for Fall 2023 enrollment are on rolling admissions, but with a recommended deadline of March 24th. All incoming 9th-12 grade students are eligible to apply to take Humanities, STEM, or both.

For More Information About Innovation Lab and Fall Enrollment

  • If you are an intellectually curious, dynamic learner who thrives in a collaborative, project-based environment, InLab is for you!
  • Are you in 8th grade? We are piloting an Innovation Lab Biology for 9th graders. 
  • We are excited to share that our 10th-grade Humanities class will have a UConn ECE Option for American History (pending enrollment.) 
  • Application (rolling admissions, but recommended deadline of March 24th)
  • Check Out our gallery of student work, testimonials, and newsletters Here.
  • Virtual Open House Slideshow (from February 2023).
  • Questions? Email us at
  • Visit us online!

Benji Sirignano (10th grade) and Connor DeVries (10th Grade)

Jasmine Scott (10th Grade) and Michael Lombardi (10th grade)

Renee Chin (9th Grade)

Murphy Bennett (9th grade)

About Kathy Mendez

I am honored to be on the Innovation Lab team, teaching the social studies cohort for the 9th and 11th grade Humanities and Design Studio classes. I’m excited to see our students flourish in InLab as they investigate, innovate, collaborate, and change the world!
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