Christian Brothers University (CBU) and Christian Brothers High School (CBHS) have developed a unique partnership to introduce a rigorous and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEMM) education curricular program for high school students.

This partnership embodies both schools’ Lasallian heritage and mission pointing the way toward a new era of inclusiveness and commitment to the community.

STEMM education is at the heart of today’s high-tech, high-skill global economy. For Memphis to remain economically competitive and in order to develop and keep talent in Memphis, our next generation of leaders must develop the critical-reasoning and problem-solving skills that will help make them the most productive in our world.

CBU and CBHS are structuring this unique partnership to meet the needs of students in the Memphis community by creating a pathway that will give them a competitive advantage as they matriculate from high school to college and career. CBU and CBHS have partnered with the initial goal of advancing high school curricula and projects to strengthen student interest and preparation in STEM courses and create pathways to discern careers in the STEM fields.

Our Core Values

  • Provide rigorous, relevant, reality-based education utilizing Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Pathway to Engineering and Biomedical Science Programs
  • Embrace innovation in education pedagogies that prepare students for careers in STEMM and build capacity within the traditional high school setting
  • Aligning our boys with STEMM careers by offering dual credit courses through CBU, cooperatives, internships with corporate partners
  • Model for students who enter to learn and leave to serve others in their community


Introduction to Engineering Design Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects like designing a new toy or improving an existing product.
Principles Of Engineering Students explore a broad range of engineering topics including mechanisms, strength of structure and materials, and automation, and then they apply what they know to take on challenges like designing a self-powered car.
Aerospace Engineering Students explore the physics of flight and bring what they’re learning to life through hands-on projects like designing a glider and creating a program for an autonomous space rover.
Civil Engineering & Architecture Students learn important aspects of building and site design and development, and then they apply what they know to design a commercial building.
Engineering Design & Development Knowledge and skills students acquire throughout PLTW Engineering come together in Engineering Design and Development as they identify an issue and then research, design, and test a solution, ultimately presenting their solution to a panel of engineers.

Biomedical Science

Principles of Biomedical Science By engaging in activities like dissecting a sheep heart, students explore concepts of biology and medicine to determine factors that led to the death of a fictional person.
Human Body Systems Through projects such as determining the identity of a skeleton using both forensic anthropology and DNA analysis, students examine the interactions of human body systems and apply what they know to solve real-world medical cases.
Medical Interventions Students delve into activities like designing a prosthetic arm as they follow the life of a fictitious family and investigate how to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease.
Biomedical Innovation Students build on the knowledge and skills gained from previous courses to design their own innovative solutions for the most pressing health challenges of the 21st century.

Computer Science

Computer Science Essentials Students will experience the major topics, big ideas, and computational thinking practices used by computing professionals to solve problems and create value for others. This course will empower students to develop computational thinking skills while building confidence that prepares them to advance to Computer Science Principles and Computer Science A.
Computer Science Principles Using Python® as a primary tool, students explore and become inspired by career paths that utilize computing, discover tools that foster creativity and collaboration, and use what they’ve learned to tackle challenges like app development and simulation. This course is endorsed by the College Board, giving students the opportunity to take the AP CSP exam for college credit.