Thank you for your choice in sending your child to one of the best schools in San Diego County-our Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) Academy.  We understand that you have a choice when placing your child in a school.  I am confident you will find that our STEAM Academy ensures each and every child an innovative, focused academic program taught by an exceptional staff.

Our STEAM Academy program is centered on an extended block schedule that provides rigorous instruction and timely feedback based on student achievement.  Our base set of course offerings are in the areas of Humanities (Language Arts and Social Studies), Math, and Science to specifically address your child’s academic needs from intervention to acceleration.  With our block schedule design, your child will receive extended hours in the areas of Math and Science.  Each child is held to high expectations at our Academy, and we offer many support services to help them achieve these standards.  

In addition to our outstanding core academic classes, we take “Pride” in providing innovative pathway elective programs that keep our students coming back for more.  We offer each child electives based on curriculum-focused areas in Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Biomedical content.  We also offer a thirty-minute Innovation period based on these pathway offerings if your child is not in need of intervention.  In a few of our specialty classes, our students get extended time built in to their school day to go in-depth in coursework such as media, robotics, and advanced math.  

Once again, I want to thank you for choosing our STEAM Academy as your child’s next educational experience.  If for any reason you will not be attending our Academy, please contact our office immediately at (619) 668-5720 as we have families on a waiting list to attend.  On behalf of the staff, we look forward to serving you and your family.  

Michael Allmann, Principal


Washington D.C. and NYC Trip- meeting 5/15

In STEAM Library beginning at 5:00 pm

Battle of the Books 5/21-Finals

STEAM MPR beginning at 6:00pm

Come see students around the LMSV School District battle it out!

Open House 5/23

Come and see your student's classroom and speak with teachers!

Begins at 5:45pm

PTSA Book Fair Week of 5/20-5/24

The Scholastic Book Fair will be in the STEAM Library all week.

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony 6/14

8th Grade Promotion will be held on Friday, June 14th 2019 @ 8:00am on the upper field.

Why You'll Love STEAM

  • Our Cutting Edge STEAM Academy Program Serves Families of La Mesa-Spring Valley and Other School Districts
  • Engages Students with a Focus Around Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM)
  • Working with Local Universities, Colleges, High Schools, and Community Outreach Programs, We are Building Capacity for Students to be College and Career Ready
  • 90+ Hours of Extended Learning Time in Science and Math
  • Students Engage in Lab-Based Projects and Participate in Extracurricular Activities
  • Block Scheduling Offers More Time for Students to Master Concepts, Complete Labs, and Finish Projects
  • 30-minute Targeted STEAM Innovation Periods - Media, Dance, Band, Robotics, Biomedical, Tech/Media, Math Olympiad, Engineering, Science Olympiad
  • Exposing 4th, 5th, and 6th Graders to STEAM Pathways Via Elective Classes
  • 8:30 a.m. Start Time for All Grades. Our 4th - 6th Grades are in Their Own Area with Separate Lunches
  • An Application of Interest must be Completed for Students Wishing to Attend

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District News

Highlands Highlights

Students created this video to share what makes Highlands Elementary School so special, including the No Excuses University Program, awesome staff and more.


Igniting ELD

International delegates from countries all over the world, including China, Russia, Bolivia and more, visited STEAM Academy to learn about Igniting ELD and how students learning English as an additional language are supported in LMSV.


LMSV Teacher of the Year Inspires G.R.I.T. in Students

La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools is pleased to announce the District Teacher of the Year - Manuel Aceves. Manny is a beloved third grade teacher at Bancroft Elementary School, located in the center of Spring Valley.