Our Extraordinary Mission

The Pennsylvania STEAM Academy is a non-profit charter school that opened in the fall of 2021. Because it’s a charter school it is free to attend and accepts all students from the Harrisburg School District on a lottery basis, and from neighboring districts within a 10-mile radius if space permits.

In its first year the school accepted students in kindergarten, first and second grades. Third grade and two additional kindergarten classes will be added in the fall of 2022, and another grade will be added each successive year. The school will eventually teach kindergarten through eighth grade.

The STEAM Academy is a STEM school plus Arts. STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Class sizes are small, at 20 students per classroom. One teacher and one Success Coach (teacher’s aide) instruct each classroom.

The school was founded by career educators and community leaders. The school’s founders have spent years creating the strongest curriculum possible, searching nationally for the most effective and interesting programs in each subject area.


The goal of the Pennsylvania STEAM Academy is to make education fun, make education engaging, and significantly strengthen the city and the region with an innovative approach to education.