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Belmont Hill participates in the Vex Robotics Competition for both Middle School and Upper School students. Since its founding in Spring of 2022, BH Robotics has won awards such as Tournament Finalists and Excellence Award, and has qualified for the Southern New England Regional Championships two years in a row. At the 2023 SNE Regional Championships, the MS Robotics Team won the Think Award to qualify for the 2023 VRC World Championships. 
Throughout the academic year, BH Robotics meets during X Blocks and after school Club Blocks in the Bolles Makerspace under the supervision of Mr Ziff. During the Winter Sports Season, BH Robotics is additionally offered in two ways: as a Competition Team and as an Intramural Team. Students choosing to participate in either will fulfill their winter sports requirements. Competition Team members will be required to attend at minimum one tournament per month in the greater Boston area, running from November to March, with the schedule to be posted at the beginning of the competition season. Students in Form III will participate on the Upper School Robotics Team.
The VEX Robotics Competition, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, is the largest and fastest-growing middle school and high school robotics program globally. Each year, an exciting engineering challenge is presented in the form of a game. Students, with guidance from their teachers and mentors, build innovative robots and compete year-round.
In addition to learning valuable engineering skills, students gain life skills such as teamwork, perseverance, communication, collaboration, project management, and critical thinking. The VEX Robotics Competition prepares students to become future innovators with 95% of participants reporting an increased interest in STEM subject areas and pursuing STEM-related careers.

Robotics Team Rankings & Results

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Middle School Robotics


Robot Building in Makerspace

Matthew Ziff formed the Belmont Hill Vex Robotics Team in the Spring of 2022. Within one year, BH Robotics made its first appearance at the VRC World Championships. Mr Ziff is also the coach of the National Championship-winning BH Drones team, which participates in the Drones in Schools competition league. As the Director of Makerspace, Mr Ziff oversees the Bolles Makerspace.