Northeast Ohio STEM Showcase

Northeast Ohio STEM Showcase

STEM schools in Cleveland, Ohio

Education in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) is of growing importance at many schools. More and more libraries, schools and museums in the greater Cleveland/Akron area are featuring STEM makerspaces and idea labs. Here are a few:

Hawken School

Hawken’s STEMM program provides guided research in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine. Scientific Research I and II develop scientific reading comprehension, critical thinking and research skills; Scientific Research III develops skills in scientific writing and oral presentation in preparation for Hawken’s annual STEMM Research Symposium, the Northeast Ohio Science and Engineering Fair (NEOSEF), and the Intel Science and Engineering Fair. In 2018, Hawken students won three of the four grand prizes at the NEOSEF. For more information, visit hawken.edu

Menlo Park Academy

Menlo Park Academy’s STEAM program avails benefits of STEM principles enhanced by integration with elements of design, aesthetics, wonder, creativity, inquiry, art, and innovation. From the Maker Space and Design Lab (K-8) to middle school engineering program to design lessons via art curriculum to project-based mathematics program, and more, your gifted children can let their imagination and passions find belonging at Ohio’s No. 1 K-8 community school (niche.com). Visit for info menloparkacademy.com

Lake Ridge Academy

Lake Ridge Academy’s K-12 STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts/design, mathematics) curriculum encourages innovative thinking and problem-solving and is augmented by extensive hands-on learning opportunities delivered inside one of the most advanced science and engineering facilities in the area. Its graduates are often sought by leading engineering and research universities. 37501 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville, 440-327-11755. lakeridgeacademy.org 

New Story Schools

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) is an important focus for New Story Schools and plays a vital role in their K-12 special education curriculum. Taking students from the textbook and into the “lab,” New Story Schools provide hands-on, project-based learning that caters to their individual needs. They offer dedicated spaces in several schools, so students can flex their STEAM muscles. 600 West Resource Drive, Independence, OH 44131. Learn more at newstoryschools.com/OHCommunity

St. Vincent De Paul Parish

As a state STEM-designated school, St. Vincent de Paul Parish integrates the research-based best practice of problem-based learning throughout their curriculum. They partner with community groups and businesses to bring awareness to their cause and collaborate with them on a variety of projects during dedicated engineering classes. They believe it is their responsibility to help students become good citizens with a sense of understanding for others in the school community and throughout their world. 17 South Maple Street, Akron, 330-762-5912, stvincentelementary.com

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