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STEM Guide

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

Fort Worth Academy students examining bones during a STEM class.
Authentic and experiential STEAM.

Fort Worth Academy challenges students through a collaborative approach that rewards intellectual risk-taking and encourages the pursuit of excellence. Immersive experiences engage students while advanced academics prepare them for success in high school, college, and beyond. At FWA, authentic STEAM experiences empower young people to think critically in a diverse environment to become the innovators and problem solvers of tomorrow.

Fort Worth Academy
7301 Dutch Branch Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76132
817/370-1191


Hands-on STEM project at Irving Archives and Museum
Hands-on STEM project at Irving Archives and Museum
Irving Archives and Museum has it all! STEM, Invention Lab, history and so much more!

Open Wednesday–Saturday, 10am–4pm. Visitors have the opportunity to explore Irving’s pioneer past and multicultural present. IAM’s primary goal is to connect with the community in an environment that welcomes everyone, IAM also brings a first-of-its-kind to Texas, a Smithsonian Spark!Lab. In Spark!Lab, we believe everyone is inventive. Every day we provide opportunities for children and families to explore their inventive creativity—to create, innovate, collaborate, and problem-solve—because these experiences empower kids to develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed today and in the future.

Irving Archives and Museum
801 W. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX 75060
972/721-3700


Life School prepares students for a future career path in STEM fields.
Life School prepares students for a future career path in STEM fields.
Feed your child’s natural curiosity.

As a charter school, we live by our mission — to develop leaders with life skills through strong academics, character training and partnerships with parents and the community. Our mission is built upon three values above all others — building trust, valuing people, and continually improving. When you join the Life School family, we become partners in your child’s success. Together, we help your child be ready to learn, ready to lead, and ready for life. This includes a strong focus on Science and Mathematics. More than the subjects themselves, STEM contributes to critical thinking and creative problem solving. At Life School, students grow academically through hands-on exploration. Your child learns to ask strong questions, plan experiments, collect data, analyze information, collaborate, and solve problems. This combined emphasis on values, leadership, and critical thinking helps prepare your child for his or her greatest potential.

Life School
132 East Ovilla Road, Suite A, Red Oak, TX 75154


Prince of Peace Christian School has one of only two SmartLab programs in the state.
Prince of Peace Christian School has one of only two SmartLab programs in the state.
Prince of Peace Christian School Home of the POPCS SmartLab®.

Prince of Peace Christian School’s 3,000 square foot SmartLab® is a hands-on, immersive learning environment where students explore and discover a wide range of applied technologies. POPCS SmartLab® activities include robotics, software engineering, mechanics and structures, circuitry, scientific data and analysis, alternative energy, computer graphics, and digital media arts. Students engage in authentic first-hand experiences, building interest and inspiring interest in STEM activities in the years to come! Coming Fall 2022: Plans are being finalized for an additional 1,200 square foot SmartLab® that will serve POPCS Middle and Upper School students! This addition will make POPCS one of only two schools in Texas with a K–12 SmartLab® program!

Prince of Peace Christian School & Early Learning Center
4004 Midway Road, Carrollton, TX 75007


A Shelton School student shows off his project from an engineering class.
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
• HTML and web design
• Maker space, 3D design, modeling and printing
• Engineering classes/club
• Problem-solving experiences
• Gaming and 3D Animation
• Robust summer and after-school activities
• Expansive fine arts

Shelton School & Evaluation Center
17301 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75252
972/774-1772


Southwest Christian School’s Martin Science Exploration Center allows students in pre-k through 6th grade hands-on learning through a variety of STEM opportunities.
Students at Southwest Christian School’s Martin Science Exploration Center.
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 online to learn more.

Southwest Christian School
6801 Dan Danciger Road, Fort Worth, TX 76133

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