We are the K-5 free public charter school for hands-on doers, builders & problem solvers. We are all about STEAM! What is STEAM and why choose a school focused on STEAM? Let’s break it down. 

What is STEAM?

STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

STEAM is the integration of these content areas while leading students through design and inquiry processes that include investigating, planning, problem solving, creating, evaluating, reflecting, and retooling design models and prototypes that solve real world problems and challenges.

This process helps students make connections between what they are learning in school with their real-life environment.

This learning approach helps to develop the “whole” child and helps students develop a deeper understanding of the subject matter through the practical application of skills while experiencing the joy of expressing themselves through music, drama, dance, and the visual arts.

Indy STEAM Academy test tube and beaker iconScience

Science is everywhere in today’s world. It is part of our daily lives from cooking, gardening to recycling. We embrace the significance of science in things we do every day.


Indy STEAM Academy technology iconTechnology

Technology is transforming how we learn, work and play. We live in a digital word with a global economy, so we embrace our world today and future technologies.


Indy STEAM Academy ruler iconEngineering

Engineering is the practical application of science, technology, and math which emphasizes how to solve real- world issues using hands-on learning and designing models and prototypes …It’s Fun and Engaging!


Indy STEAM Academy paint brush and palette iconArt

Fine Arts develop the imagination, creativity, and critical thinking skills of students across content areas.


Indy STEAM Academy calculator iconMath

Mathematics is the foundation of science, engineering and technology and helps students develop problem-solving, analysis, and reasoning skills.

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Why Choose Indy STEAM Academy?

More Time for Learning to Build a Strong Foundation in Reading, Math, and Science

Teachers provide 90 minutes of instruction every day for each subject:  reading, math, and science.

Hands-on Learning

Students “Learn by Doing” and are engaged with science experiments and engineering projects to create solutions to real-world problems.  

Learning is fun!  Students are actively engaged with learning and are challenged to be “critical thinkers, innovators, and problem-solvers.

Highly Qualified Teachers

Teachers are certified by the State of Indiana and participate in professional development during the summer and throughout the school year.  

Classroom Teacher Assistants 

Classroom Teacher Assistants are assigned to each grade level and work with teachers to help students in small groups or individually

Longer School Year and Longer School Day

Students attend school 185 days each year which is 5 additional days compared to traditional public schools.

Students receive 7 hours of instruction each day which is 370 more hours or 52 more days of instruction compared to traditional public schools that offer 5 hours of instruction each day.  

Smaller Class Size

There are 15-20 students in each class.

Students receive more attention and help with learning.

There is a close-knit positive school climate and culture.

Success Time – Failure is NOT an Option! 

Students receive 60 minutes of extra help during the school day to ensure their success in reading and math.


Students use computers to enhance their learning at school.

Lego, Robotics, Coding

Students learn computer science skills like coding, explore engineering by building things and creating objects, STEM competitions.

After School Tutoring

Students receive extra help after school with reading and math to ensure their success.

Homework Help

Students may receive help with their homework after school.

After School Programs and Clubs

Students participate in a variety of fun and engaging activities after school including athletics, dance, drama, instrumentals, Coding, Lego, and Robotics.

Industry Visits, Science Museums, & College Tours

Students visit STEM companies to learn what they produce and the roles of engineers and scientists during Fall Winter and Spring breaks  

Students visit college campuses to learn about college life and program offerings during Fall, Winter, and Spring breaks.

Summer School and Summer Camps

Students receive extra help with learning during the summer to ensure their success.  

Students participate in STEM summer camp and competitions during the summer.  

About Indy STEAM

The mission of Indianapolis (Indy) STEAM Academy is to nurture the academic and creative talents of students through the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. We build a strong literacy foundation to ensure the achievement of all students and prepare them for high school, college, and careers in a 21st century global workforce. #weareIndySTEAM #chooseIndySTEAM #IndySTEAMAcademy Enrolling K-5 now!