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Why Leonardo?

Science is about discovering how our world works. The quest to find the answers always begins with a question. Leonardo da Vinci wrote, "Learn how to see," another word for observation.  Finally, exploration in experiments, data collection and Discovery.

Leonardo da Vinci changed our  world because he possessed to attributes:  Curiosity and he learned to ask the right questions.  Learn more about him--->

For Curious Minds

Summer 2024:  Emerging Technologies

As the world rapidly progresses, we don’t call for educational reforms but transformations, particularly in science and engineering. The traditional teaching methods, which once formed the backbone of our learning systems, are now being reevaluated in favor of a more dynamic and future-focused approach. Our programs and lessons delve into the critical shift from standardized, problem-based curriculums to the engaging world of Project-Based Learning (PBL). Highlighting the limitations of conventional education—rooted in memorization and predictable outcomes—it advocates for a learning environment that fosters creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration. PBL not only prepares students to face the uncertainties of emerging technologies but also empowers them to contribute meaningfully to future innovations. By embarking on this educational journey, schools have the opportunity to nurture a generation poised to navigate and shape the technological landscape of tomorrow. Dive into the transformative power of Project-Based Learning and discover how it can redefine the future of education.

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More Portals to Explore

The Science of Art


Perspective drawings that began in the 14th Century have evolved into much of the technology we now use today.​ 3D modeling, augmented reality, virtual reality, holographic projections are just some of the inventions that came from perspective drawing.


The Science of Patterns

When you move your perspective from math being a language to math being the science of patterns, doors will open up.  No longer is math a cold, abstract, unemotional field of study.  It moves from black & white to COLOR!


Problem Solving

The purpose of the engineer is to solve problems through innovation or creating a new invention.  

Many of Leonardo's inventions were innovative and likewise, many of his futuristic inventions were new concepts.

About us

The Academy of Leonardo’s Apprentice (A.L.A.) is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational foundation that was designed to collaborate with public & private educational institutions, as well as, homeschooling groups to improve the quality of science and engineering education.  We advocate for student achievement, create programs to improve student and teacher performance and raise funds for scholarships, grants, and teacher recognition.

Project-Based Learning

"I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do."

Leonardo da Vinci

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Do You Have What It Takes?

What makes an Apprentice of Leonardo? Watch the video to learn more.

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