19 Top 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.
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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.
Primary-year students are introduced to computer science, information technology and digital literacy through classroom inquiry. The secondary years focus on social entrepreneurialism, coding and computer science with the option to achieve a professional certification and continue in grades 11-12 with a two-year computer science course.
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 at the Museum with daily programs, including the Super Spectacular Science Show, Art Studio and 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.
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.
DeKalb Brilliance is a tuition-free, public Kindergarten-8th grade South DeKalb charter school enrolling grades K-3 in 2023 (adding a grade each year). Our school empowers students to be leaders by combining rigorous & relevant academics with social-emotional learning.
Discover a variety of STEAM experiences daily at Fernbank! The interactive STEM lab connect scientific concepts such as aerodynamics and chemistry with the arts and humanities. The Fantastic Forces exhibit explores combustion, aerodynamics, plate tectonics and more.
Fulton Academy of Science and Technology (FAST) provides an education based on design thinking and problem-solving with an emphasis on STEM to K-8 children in the Fulton County community. FAST provides children a foundation to be creative innovators and problem solvers so they are prepared for success and leadership in our rapidly changing world.
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.
GACA is a tuition-free public online school for K-12 students. At the GACA Steam Academy, students participate in collaborative STEAM LiveLessons, STEAM-focused clubs and school events, and character education. The high school STEAM curriculum allows for customization and specialization, dual enrollment and places an emphasis on college and career readiness.
The High has programs and play areas designed just for kids, including The Greene Family Learning Gallery, with an open art studio and a multi‑sensory gallery. Every second Sunday of the month, families gain free admission to experience special family-focused programs. At summer camp, young artists explore, create, and showcase their artwork.
At MODA, kids are great designers! An exciting lineup of youth-oriented workshops, classes, and studios are available, both in-person and online. With options for ages 6-18, the young designers in your life will have fun learning about what it takes shape a stronger future through entertaining, hands-on programs and discussions with design professionals in a variety of disciplines.
MPCS is an official Project Lead The Way® school. Students are engaged in STEAM as investigators, experimenters, designers, and makers with a hands-on 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 to innovate. Students collaborate with for-profit and non-profit organizations, create bio-engineering solutions, digital blueprints and more. This learning naturally integrates science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
At Science Akadémeia, children cultivate their innate curiosity while receiving a foundation for math, art, technology, language, and literacy. A focus on early immersion, using the engineering design steps integrated with the scientific method experimentations, cultivate a child’s ability to develop a scientific thinking process that will last a lifetime.
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.