In August 2012, Holy Comforter Episcopal School opened a resource-rich science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) facility. The 12,385 square foot Knight STEM Building is the only one of its kind for an independent school in the area dedicated solely to STEM-based hands-on learning for students in grades K-8. The building itself incorporates environmental best practices and serves as a teaching tool, with electrical and mechanical components left exposed for exploration and understanding. With project based learning, students will develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, which will encourage imagination and productivity. The Knight STEM Building is primarily a Middle School Building, however, all Lower School children attend their weekly STEM class in the Lower School STEM lab, engaged in a progressive program that incorporates science & math with engineering components and the use of technology.