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Ken Hersh (second right); and Alcuin Head of School Walter Sorensen, (far right); join Alcuin Upper School students to do the honors at the ribbon cutting for the new Innovation Studio.

Ken Hersh, Co-Founder and CEO of NGP Energy Capital Management, Serves as Guest Speaker During Studio’s Inaugural Celebration

Today, Alcuin School, a leader in Montessori and International Baccalaureate® education, held a special ribbon cutting ceremony to launch its new Innovation Studio.   This high-tech, state-of-the-art facility is open to first grade to Upper School students and is designed to promote educational success through a high-tech interactive learning environment that stimulates imagination, creativity, innovation, and leadership exploration. Visit:

The contemporary studio is equipped with a variety of the latest technological supplies and tools including a 3-D printer, All-In-One Learning boards, SMART Table®, and a presentation theater among many other cutting-edge amenities. These tools give students access to advance resources in a collaborative environment that allow them to innovate in new ways and develop fascinating projects that extend beyond the classroom.   

Ken Hersh, Co-Founder and the Chief Executive Officer of NGP Energy Capital Management, served as guest speaker at the Alcuin Innovation Studio’s inaugural celebration. His inspirational address was part of the Alcuin Innovative and Entrepreneurial Leadership Speaker Series which will give  students an opportunity to interact with today’s business and community leaders who offer hands-on, real world and relevant learning experiences.

“The Alcuin Innovation Studio will enhance imaginative thinking and teach students the frameworks for problem solving by extending the tools and skills learned in the Montessori and IB curricula,” said Jenn Hampton, Alcuin Innovation Facilitator.  “Today’s official opening of the Alcuin Innovation Studio is a commitment to providing our students with experiential education that helps them become future thought leaders and insightful contributors to the community and the world.”    

About Alcuin School

A vibrant, nurturing, coeducational academic community serving students from toddler to 12th grade, Alcuin School uses the Montessori and International Baccalaureate program methods to foster critical thinking and a lifelong passion for learning. With faculty support, students at Alcuin School are eager to embrace change, question the status quo, and prepare for their future as leaders in a global society. For more information, please visit




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