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Ranney School Robotics
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Ranney Robotics

A major component of Ranney School's STEAM program is Ranney Robotics, a program established in 2010. Students in all divisions, starting in fourth grade, have the opportunity to participate in Robotics through course electives and extracurricular clubs. This year, we have more 70 students taking five computer science courses in the Upper School alone.

By programming, engineering, building and driving robots, our students gain valuable skills in team-building, strategy, computer science and problem-solving. Our youngest students are also getting a taste for programming with Bee-Bots. Pre-Kindergartners, Kindergartners, and first graders are using measurement, calculation, strategy and more to program  small bee-shaped robots to drive through mazes and number charts, as well as to explore world languages. The teamwork and programming skills they are learning at this young age  carry over to Ranney's robotics and coding programs as they enter higher grade levels.

Each year at Ranney, our students compete in regional, state-wide and even national and global competitions, some of which take place on our campus in Tinton Falls, NJ. Younger robotics students thrive alongside their Upper School peers, who serve as mentors throughout the year. In fact, our students and teams hold state, national and global records in robotic driving skills, programming and building. Ranney teams have qualified for and competed in the 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 VEX Global Robotics Championship and won the 2014 VEX Robotics Create U.S. Open Championship, as well as the 2015 New Jersey State VEX Robotics Championship. See our list of awards and events on this page. 

Ranney has five faculty members trained in VEX and VEX IQ system robotics (view a video on our Lower School Robotics Program), 12 large VEX competitive robots (18” x 18” x 18”), more than 30 smaller classroom VEX IQ robots, and four classrooms/labs dedicated to the program.

Robotics Awards

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  • Lower School Robotics

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  • Middle School (1/13/18)

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  • Upper School (January 14, 2018)

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  • Robotics in the Lower School

    1 video(s)

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  • VEX Worlds 2017

    8 photo(s)

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  • Lily & Parson Prepare for VEX IQ Worlds

    1 video(s)

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  • Fourth Graders Demonstrate Chain Reaction - Robotics

    1 video(s)

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  • Middle School at CREATE U.S. Open Vex Robotics Nationals

    1 video(s)

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  • Middle & Upper School Teams Compete at Nationals, April 2017

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  • Science Olympiad Demo - the Wright Stuff

    1 video(s)

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  • Science Olympiad Demo - Tower-Weight Challenge

    1 video(s)

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  • VEX Competition (Middlesex Academy, Feb. 11, 2017)

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  • Middle Schoolers Test Hand-Built Maglev Cars

    1 video(s)

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  • VEX Competition Jan. 7 2017 (Ranney Campus)

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  • VEX IQ Competition Nov. 2016 (Lower & Middle School, Ranney Campus)

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  • Meet Dash - Our New Lower School Robot Series

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  • First Graders Program Bee-Bots

    1 video(s)

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  • Blue & White News by the Lower School Broadcasting Club - an April 2016 Edition

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  • Design Thinking & Boat Builders - A Video Short 2016

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  • Design Thinking & Innovation - A Video Short 2016

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Ranney School

235 Hope Road
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
Tel. 732.542.4777
Our mission is to nurture intellectual curiosity and confidence to inspire students to lead honorably, think creatively, and contribute meaningfully to society. Learn more.