22 STEM and STEAM Focused Programs Around Atlanta
Technology and creative thinking make so many advances in our daily lives it’s often hard to keep up. It’s up to parents to take advantage of local resources. Here are schools, camps, programs and museums that emphasize STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) for kids.
Atlanta Academy’s Innovation Center takes 21st Century learning to the next level by providing tools, space and opportunity for students to discover, problem-solve, build prototypes and collaborate as they bring ideas (and baby chicks) to life. The Center is a great mix of art, engineering, creativity and analytics, so every student can have the ability to excel.
In the primary years, the curriculum introduces students to computer science, information technology and digital literacy through classroom inquiry. The secondary years focus on social entrepreneurialism, coding and computer science electives with the option to achieve a professional certification and continue in grades 11 and 12 with a two-year computer science course.
Atlanta Speech School’s STEAM programming begins in the Martha West Looney Learning Commons, where each child grows the strongest foundation for all types of learning. Deep thinking is fueled, complex problem solving is modeled, and collaboration is experienced.
Camp Invention is a STEM summer program that turns curious students into innovative thinkers. Led by local teachers, this program has tapped into kids’ natural curiosity since 1990, giving them the opportunity to become innovators through teamwork and immersive, hands-on creative problem-solving.
Educational and outreach programs at Chattahoochee Nature Center have experienced naturalists teach you during a unique program and learning opportunity. Explore the 127 acres on the Chattahoochee River, learn all about your backyard at the Discovery Center, see the birds of prey in the aviaries of the Wildlife Walk and more.
Improve STEAM skills while visiting the Museum with daily programs, including the Super Spectacular Science Show, the Art Studio and the Build It Lab. Permanent exhibits include “Step Up to Science,” featuring the inner workings of the human body, the wonder of light and the technology of robots and “Tools for Solutions” features simple machines for building in the Construction House.
This STEMu Preschool offers Junior Pre-K, Kindergarten, and K-1 programs and focuses on science, technology, engineering, math, and music. The school’s motto is Play, Learn and Grow with STEM! The Clarian Academy provides programs that fit the modern-day family’s ultimate schooling needs.
Camps provide an opportunity for kids to see how science works in the real world. Options include experiments and projects in Video Game Creation, Robotics, Veterinary Science, Crime Scene Investigation, Paleontology, Engineering, Space, Biology, Chemistry, Oceanography, LEGO Robotics, Medicine, Programming, 3-D Printing, Drones and more.
Galloway’s curriculum develops critical thinking skills and the concept of discovery, engaging students and fostering their intrinsic desire to learn. Focusing on the process more than the product and real- world problem solving gives Galloway students the tools they need to become confident, successful adults.
Georgia’s first single-gender public charter school for boys uses research-driven methods and a focus on STEM education, teaching young men to be global citizens and community leaders. For students in grades 6-12 in the Clayton County, Fulton County and Atlanta Public School Systems.
Offering single-gender, STEM-focused academies for boys and girls, Genesis Innovation Academy scholars are viewed as intelligent individuals who are capable of investigating, discovering and thinking about solutions to many problems on their own. Serving grades K-10, this charter school is open to all Georgia students.
The High has programs and play areas designed just for kids, including The Greene Family Learning Gallery, which has an open studio for artmaking and a multi‑sensory gallery. Every second Sunday of the month from noon to 5 p.m., families gain free admission and get to experience special family-focused programs. During summer camp programs, young artists will explore, create, and showcase their artwork in an exhibition each week.
Georgia’s first state public charter school for girls in grades K-8, Ivy Prep Academy provides a STREAM curriculum, college-preparatory education in a culture of collaboration, integrity, and servant leadership. Serving grades K-8; open to students zoned for DeKalb County Schools and Atlanta Public Schools.
At this innovative Atlanta high school, students learn through interactive projects, off-campus experiences, professional internships, project-based courses, and student-run businesses. Learning is driven by student interests and goals in a real-world, personalized, and exploration-focused experience.
Mount Paran Christian School is an official Project Lead The Way® school. From preschool through high school, students are engaged in STEAM as investigators, experimenters, designers, and makers with hands-on, application-oriented curriculum or honors-level engineering. Eagle Robotics begins in second grade and free PreK STEAM classes are offered to toddlers and preschoolers in the community.
Through design thinking, project-based learning and maker, design and engineering efforts, students engage with their community in order to innovate. Students collaborate with for-profit and non-profit organizations, create bio-engineering solutions, draft digital blueprints and more. This learning naturally integrates science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
STEAM begins in preschool and culminates with the STEM Academy, a magnet program for 9th-12th grade, with tracks for engineering, science/medical and making. The innovative NCCS Upper School houses a Make Shop and SOAR Lab, where designs come to life. Students empathize with real-world problems and create iterative solutions to impact our world.
Sora’s unique virtual high school model is designed to accelerate students towards their future careers and fields of study. In the Engineering Track, students design and execute projects across hardware, biomedical, mechanical, and computer engineering, exposing them to broad engineering disciplines while they build a portfolio of career-readiness projects. Sora provides a one-of-a-kind educational experience that’s personalized to your student.
From early code work in the Primary School and hands-on laboratory work in the Lower School, to an award-winning robotics program in the Middle School and internship opportunities with the Centers for Disease Control and Georgia Tech in our Upper School, Walker’s STEM program boasts experiential opportunities for students ages 3-18.
Wesleyan School’s STEM program mission is for every student to discover and develop their unique calling from God as a problem solver. The School offers courses in computer science, engineering design, architecture and more to help fulfill this mission.
Woodward Academy’s STEAM program emphasizes not just learning content, but designing, building and creating. Students at all levels experience STEAM-driven learning opportunities in their arts, science and mathematics classes as well as special attention through an interdisciplinary STEAM curriculum.