STEM Guide 2019

Parents know careers in science are growing at a rapid rate. From critical thinking games and hands-on labs to robotics and coding—you are anxious to give your budding inventor, entrepreneur or scientist an integrated education. Explore these STEM programs to help prepare your child for a future in technology.

A Hive of Creativity

Alcuin’s Innovation Studio, known as The HIVE, is a high-tech, state-of-the-art facility open to first grade through Upper School students and is designed to promote educational success through a high-tech interactive learning environment that stimulates imagination, creativity, innovation, and leadership exploration.

The HIVE is equipped with a variety of advanced technological supplies and tools for students to collaborate, innovate, and execute projects including a 3-D printer, All-In-One Learning Boards, a SMART Table®, and presentation theater.
The HIVE is also home to the Alcuin Innovative and Entrepreneurial Leadership Speaker Series, allowing students to interact with today’s business and community leaders.

Alcuin School
6144 Churchill Way, Dallas, TX 75230
972-239-1745


STEM at Every Level

All Saints’ provides hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they deeply engage in science, engineering and tinkering. Early Childhood students partner with BRIT for monthly outdoor learning units and build bridges after reading Going on a Bear Hunt; Lower and Middle School students take advantage of project-based learning in the new Exploratorium and Robotics Lab, and Upper School students can venture into a Forensics class or take the lead with our nationally-ranked Solar Car. Opportunities for experimentation at every level today build the solution-oriented, entrepreneurial leaders of tomorrow.

All Saints’ Episcopal School
9700 Saints Circle, Fort Worth, TX 76108
817-560-5700


Bishop Lynch’s state-of-the-art campus isn’t the only thing that’s cutting edge.

BL offers the following STEM learning opportunities:

  • Seventeen science courses, including astronomy and forensics
  • Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) classrooms
  • Gaming, digital design and AP computer science courses
  • Robotics club and competitions
  • Advanced math courses, including Calculus I, II and III and Linear Algebra
  • Math Success Center (open daily) and Mu Alpha Theta Chapter

Bishop Lynch High School
9750 Ferguson Rd., Dallas, TX 75228
214-324-3607


STEAM-Based Learning at Children’s Learning Adventure

A core objective at Children’s Learning Adventure is to prepare our students to excel in their lifelong academic journeys. We achieve this by implementing STEAM-based curriculum activities to immerse students in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics. These activities allow students to discover areas they are interested in. Engaging curriculum encourages students to adopt a lasting love and pursuit of learning. When teachers invite students to actively participate in learning activities, every subject, topic of discussion, and experience becomes an opportunity to learn something new! Our students grow, explore, and apply new skills and concepts every day. By using this comprehensive method, our students develop the necessary critical thinking and problem-solving skills they need to be successful inside and outside the classroom.

Children’s Learning Adventure Childcare Centers
6095 Chapel Hill Blvd., Plano, TX 75093
1841 Rufe Snow Dr., Keller, TX 76248


Join us at the largest STEM Expo in Texas! Saturday, January 18, 2020 | 9am–3pm

Come Explore, Design, Build and Create at Dallas ISD’s STEM Expo 2020. The district will showcase the student’s work in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics instruction. The 6,000 expected attendees will experience more than 150 hands-on and interactive activities, focused on areas such as aviation, coding, architecture, health and wellness, technology in art, virtual and augmented reality, and much more. The STEM Expo will also include seven district-wide STEM competitions. The event is free. Register online at dallasisd.org/stem.

Dallas Independent School District’s STEM Expo 2020
Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center
650 S. Griffin St., Dallas, TX 75202


STEM: Explore and Engage in Our World

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs provide graduates with skills and knowledge necessary for high-tech jobs. Dallas International School provides a STEM program with courses from early years through high school.

Dallas International School
PreK2–4th Grade
6039 Churchill Way, Dallas, TX 75230
972-991-6379

5th–12th Grade
17811 Waterview Pkwy., Dallas, TX 75252
469-250-0001


The Day School: Where Learning and Fun Meet

Promoting opportunities to engage in hands-on exploration while growing in outside-the-box thinking, our STEAM lab is full of materials to explore, such as animals, bugs, fossils, and so much more!

The Day School at Highland Park Pres
3821 University Blvd., Dallas, TX 75205
214-525-6500


A Makerspace for Problem Solvers and Lifelong Learners

Located in Old East Dallas, we’re a makerspace destination offering STEM camps, classes, birthday parties, and enrichment for professional skills development, with a focus on digital fabrication. Friendly to all ages and levels of communication.

The FabLab at WorkChops
3122 Swiss Ave., Dallas, TX 75204


STEM isn’t scary

At Fellowship Academy, we start early and continue K–12 with hands-on activities that make science and math engaging and fun. Our students unlock the wonders of science with creation in mind.

Fellowship Academy
1021 N. Bowman Springs Rd., Kennedale, TX 76060


Choose the Best. #ChooseGarlandISD

The only option for true school choice, Garland ISD allows its families to attend any campus in the district regardless of where they live. Specialized curriculum options engage students in active, hands-on learning, from programming robots to studying stars in a portable planetarium. Students are also encouraged to explore potential passions for everything from piano and business to criminal justice and television production. GISD boasts a higher graduation rate than the area, state and nation. Its students and staff are also regularly recognized for outstanding academic performance. You want the best? Choose the best. #ChooseGarlandISD We’re always enrolling!

Garland Independent School District
501 S. Jupiter Rd., Garland 75042
972-494-8201


STEM Center of Excellence Blooms with Exploration, Outdoor Family Fun

Spring is a great time to enjoy STEM experiences and outdoor activities uniquely designed for girls and families. We offer “School’s Out, STEM’s On” during spring break; “Family ‘Pi’-thon”, “Sunday Funday” and “Taste of STEM” outdoor events from March to May. Girls can also learn about biomedical engineering through hands-on programs. Membership in Girl Scouts is $25/year. Program rates vary.

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
STEM Center of Excellence at Camp Whispering Cedars
6010 Whispering Cedar Drive, Dallas, TX 75236
469-998-5484


Greenhill Students Use Science and Art to Save Birds

Greenhill Lower School scientists studied bird behavior and habitats, then used the design process to create bird-safe windows that mitigate damaging strikes. The student-designed decals are a meaningful integration of experiential project-based learning that incorporates science, art, and design-thinking. Through projects like this one, Greenhill’s rich curriculum helps students build critical science, math, and engineering skills in prekindergarten through grade 12.

Greenhill School
4141 Spring Valley Rd., Addison, TX 75001
972-628-5400


Lewisville ISD: Home to 3 STEM Academies and Counting

Public education continues to evolve, changing quickly to keep up with today’s generation and exposure to new and exciting possibilities. STEM education has always been around, but it’s been a recent buzzword parents are seeing more frequently. In Lewisville ISD, it’s an opportunity for students to truly grasp problem-solving, collaboration, creative-thinking and resiliency.

Lewisville ISD
1565 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX 75067
469-713-5200


They bring the curiosity. We bring the confidence.

A child’s natural curiosity is boundless. By nurturing that with a thoughtful balance of play and structure, we spark lightbulb moments every day. Learn how our approach inspires a lifelong love of discovery.

Primrose School of Fort Worth West
3777 Westridge Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76116
817-223-3451


Prince of Peace Christian School — Home of the POPCS SmartLab

Prince of Peace Christian School’s new $500,000 SmartLab®, is a 2,400 square-foot learning environment, where students explore science, mathematics, engineering, technology, and media arts through applied technology and project-based learning. There are over 400 STEM learning experiences in more than 60 content areas with 18 workstations. The SmartLab® is changing how kids are using technology and teaching them to engage in active creation instead of passive consumption. Through a problem-based approach, students develop critical-thinking skills, hone teamwork and collaboration, and are instilled with a persistent drive to solve problems. In today’s high-pressure environment, it’s teaching them that it’s OK to fail while developing new solutions.

Prince of Peace Christian School
4004 Midway Road
Carrollton, TX 75007


Introduce Your Child to the World Around Them!

River Legacy Nature School provides an environment that encourages a child’s inborn sense of wonder and curiosity to flourish. Indoor and outdoor explorations at River Legacy Living Science Center introduce children to the natural world. To learn more about enrolling your little explorer in Nature School, visit our website or call the Living Science Center!

River Legacy Living Science Center
703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76006
817-860-6752


Shelton STEM+ Full STEAM Ahead

Fostering exploration, innovation, creation, collaboration

Something for everyone:

  • Robotics Team, Grades 6–8
  • Coding, Grade 1 and above
  • Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality
  • Participation at local science/engineering fairs
  • Maker space, 3D printer courses
  • Engineering classes/club
  • Problem-solving experiences
  • Gaming and 3D Animation
  • Robust summer offerings
  • After-school activities
  • Expansive fine arts offerings

Shelton School & Evaluation Center
15720 Hillcrest Rd., Dallas, TX 75248
972-774-1772


Inspiring STEM Learning in the Classroom  

The Martin Science Exploration Center at Southwest Christian School allows students to experience hands-on learning in conjunction with the science curriculum taught in the classroom. This unique lab opportunity gives our students a STEM learning environment where they can use their natural curiosity to be problem solvers, critical thinkers, and innovators.

Additionally, our Living Science Center (the Farm), provides an outdoor classroom that focuses on both life and earth sciences. Students work on projects including organic gardening, composting, sustainable agriculture, water conservation and greenhouse vegetable farming to name a few. Visit us to learn more, southwestchristian.org.

Southwest Christian
6801 Dan Danciger Road
Fort Worth, TX 76133


Thinking Outside the Box

At St. John’s Episcopal School, we provide interdisciplinary units that encourage students to use critical thinking and creativity to solve real-world problems. Through these STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) activities, students are guided through the design process, allowing them to go beyond simple solutions. Our philosophy emphasizes the learning process, growing from mistakes, collaborating to deepen students’ understanding, and ultimately creating products that are showcased to our community. Our vision is to expand learning beyond classroom walls, support all learners, and bring the school community closer together while creating global connections and encouraging innovation, discovery, and collaboration.

St. John’s Episcopal School
848 Harter Rd., Dallas, TX 75218


Home of the SmartLab®.

As a leader in advanced education methods, STEM, STEAM, and STREAM are incorporated into the curriculum and enhanced through the SmartLab®. Students explore many disciplines through applied technology and project-based learning, building next generation skills. Activities include robotics, graphic design, biomedical, animation, engineering, music, circuitry, virtual reality, and more. Schedule a visit and learn how tradition meets innovation in preschool–8th grade.

St. Mark Catholic School
1201 Alma Drive, Plano, TX 75075
972-578-0610


Forging Full STEAM Ahead at TVS!

Our Lower School STEAM Lab provides myriad opportunities for our students to excel and believe in themselves. Working with our makey-makeys, green recording studio, interactive screen, Lego wall, 3D printers, Little Bits, and more is giving our students the tools they will need in the future to explore, investigate, problem-solve, and collaborate. Full STEAM ahead!

Trinity Valley School
7500 Dutch Branch Road, Fort Worth, TX 76132
817-321-0100