Who is STEAM for?

Embracing Diversity

Wouldn’t life be boring it we were all the same? Thank goodness for diversity! As in all of nature, people are diverse too. At The STEAM Academy, having a student population that is diverse at all levels – ethnically, socially, economically – is important to us. Our intentional plan to make diversity a reality includes scholarships to students whose families would not otherwise be able to attend STEAM. In this way, we believe that we can offer a rich experience for all students as well as serve our community by making this unique, superior learning opportunity available to all.

While The STEAM Academy is open to all kinds of kids from all kinds of backgrounds, it is not for everyone. Since our program is more rigorous than a typical preschool, we are careful to only admit children who are academically on-target for their age. We will determine qualification for admission through an assessment and an interview. By limiting admission in this way, we are able to avoid overwhelming kids who are just simply not ready for this robust learning experience.

Involving Parents

Preparing kids to be life-long learners is a team effort. As a parent, you are a major part of that team. The STEAM Academy values parent involvement and not only encourages it, but also makes it an integral part of the program. Parents, we know you have a lot to offer! For that reason, parents of enrolling students must commit to volunteering 15 hours throughout the school year. In this way, all students can benefit from your unique gifts and strengths while at the same time you can get a birds-eye view of what a day of learning looks like at STEAM.

To further encourage parent involvement, we have developed an app which provides daily direct communication. Teachers will use this app to keep you up-to-date on what is happening in our busy classes each day. The app also provides you as a parent with direct access to teachers as needed. Parents are able to use this interactive app to participate in their children’s learning in meaningful ways.