Northeast Ohio STEM Directory

Northeast Ohio STEM Directory

STEM schools in Cleveland, Ohio

Education in the fields of 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:

Our goal for STREAM at GESU is to prepare our students for a 21st century world with an increased focus on science, technology, religion, engineering, arts, and math. Our STREAM program engages our students at an early age in areas such as robotics, technical design, project-based learning, and architecture. Gesu Catholic School 2450 Miramar Boulevard University Hts, 216-932-0620,

Gilmour Academy
Gilmour Academy’s technology initiative, LancerTech, is designed to empower our students and faculty. Our STEM opportunities are deeply experiential and utilize the latest, most engaging tools and facilities available, including a fabrication lab, digital music studio, molecular genetics research lab, broadcast journalism studio, distance learning classroom and nature-based learning initiative on our 144-acre campus. 34001 Cedar Road, Gates Mills, 440-473-8000,

Great Lakes Science Center
Great Lakes Science Center, home of the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, makes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) come alive for guests of all ages through hundreds of hands-on exhibits, temporary exhibitions, the Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater, Steamship William G. Mather, science demonstrations, camps and more. Visit for more information.

Hathaway Brown School
Hathaway Brown School welcomes girls in K-12 and girls and boys in Infant Care through Early Childhood to a beautiful 16-acre campus that includes an aquatics center, turf field, IDEA Lab, visual and performing arts spaces, and more. 19600 N. Park Blvd., Shaker Hts., 216-320-8767,

Hawken School
At Hawken, hands-on, experiential learning promotes the highest level of student engagement. Empowering students to learn by doing gives them the confidence, skills and motivation to become creators of content. Giving students the freedom to design, make, test and reflect encourages them to experiment and problem-solve, and supports the development of a maker mindset. Lower School: 5000 Clubside Road, Lyndhurst; Upper School: 12465 County Line Road, Gates Mills, 440-423-4446,

Incarnate Word Academy
To continually improve on IWA’s STEM program, which currently has a state-of-the-art Technology Lab, a new Preschool & Primary makerspace is being created for the 2019-20 school year. IWA students at all levels learn higher order thinking skills including problem-solving skills, decision-making skills, creative thinking skills, reasoning and collaboration. 6620 Pearl Road, Parma Hts., 440-842-6818,

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.

Laurel School
Interdisciplinary learning is a hallmark of Laurel School’s curriculum. Laurel thinks strategically about how the skillset of an artist enhances skills mastered by professionals in STEM fields. Laurel students learn to observe, think critically, interpret and communicate from the perspectives of a scientist, artist, mathematician, computer scientist and engineer. 1 Lyman Circle, Shaker Hts.,

Montessori Children’s School
For over 48 years, MCS has provided “Excellence in Montessori Education,” enriching the lives of more than 8,000 children. The school invites you to visit its campus and let your child(ren) explore the gorgeous new Natural Playscape and Greenhouse. The school provides individualized curriculum for toddler, preprimary, full-day kindergarten and elementary through third grade. Spanish, music and library classes are included with no additional fees. MCS is licensed and chartered by the State of Ohio Department of Education. 28370 Bassett Road, Westlake, 440-871-8773,

Seton Catholic School of Hudson
Committed to excellence in STEM education. Environmental science including campus ecosystem, garden and wildlife preservation, ODNR-designated WILD Schoolyard Habitat. Crusader Creativity Lab includes 3D printers, aeroponic Tower Garden, Ozobots and coding robots. Advanced math program allows for two years of high school math credit for Seton graduates. 6923 Stow Road, Hudson, 330-342-4200,

Sts. Joseph & John School
New for 2018-19 is the The Florence Kruczek Viking Visionary Center. This makerspace is for SJJ students to design, invent, collaborate, connect and have fun using the principles of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Just some of the unique activities offered include: prototyping, electronics, robotics, digital fabrication, textiles and sewing, STEM/STREAM, video production/green screen, 3D printing, and coding. 12580 Pearl Road, Strongsville, 440-238-4877, [email protected],

St. Mary School Chardon
St. Mary School Chardon is the only school in Geauga County to receive state STEM designation. The school also has been named as a Cleveland Clinic Banner School for three consecutive years. Come see how preschool through eighth grade students benefit from STEM content while continuing to keep service and spirituality a part of everyday life. 401 North St., Chardon, 440-286-3590,

Summer Manufacturing Institute
Summer Manufacturing Institute combines hands-on STEAM with tours of actual manufacturing facilities for Lake/Geauga kids going into fifth or sixth grades. Held at Auburn Career Center and with at least three field trips, plus take-home products, this week-long summer day camp is for makers. 440-525-9017,

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