Welcome to STEAM Academy!

Strive to be the best FOR the world, not IN the world.”

STEAM Academy serves 5th – 8th grades in the La Presa area of Spring Valley, CA. STEAM Academy is proud to serve our students and families with caring teachers and staff members and innovative instruction.

Enroll today!

STEAM Academy atiende a los grados 5 a 8 en el área de La Presa de Spring Valley, CA. STEAM Academy se enorgullece de servir a nuestros estudiantes y familias con maestros y miembros del personal atentos e instrucción innovadora. 

¡Inscríbase hoy!

School Announcements:

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Get Involved!

STEAM Academy thrives when we are connected!
Please join some of our campus groups, make some new friends, and build our community.


  • PTSA (Parent-Teacher-Student-Association)-President Wendy Loeffler needs officers!
  • ELAC (English Learner Advisory Committee ELAC)-AP Saucedo needs 5+ parents to join.
  • SSC (School Site Council)-AP Jaime needs 5+ parents to join.
  • Note: Descriptions and meeting dates for each group are listed on the Parents page.


  • Clubs (Currently 7, with more coming)
  • Sports (2 options)

Attendance Adds Up!

“Did you know?”:

  • By 6th grade, absenteeism is one of three major signs that a student may drop out of high school.
  • By 9th grade, attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores.
  • Students should miss no more than 9 days of school each year to stay engaged, successful and on track to graduation.
  • Attendance is an important life skill that will help your child keep a job and graduate from college.

Tips for better attendance:

  • Help your child maintain daily routines, such as laying out their clothes and getting a good night's sleep.
  • Create and maintain boundaries with phone and computer usage. For example create a place to put devices before bedtime to avoid scrolling/gaming late into the night!

Districtwide Announcements:

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District Homeless & Foster Youth Liaisons

Director of Student Supports, Jennifer Coronel
619-668-5700 x6306

District Counselor, Andrea Frost
619-668-5700 x6224

School Staff

Employment Information

Do you have a heart for children? Join our team!

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Learn About Future Grade Span Changes at Your School

We have put together an FAQ page on the grade span changes coming to LMSV. Click here to learn more.

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 5th, and 6th Graders to STEAM Pathways Via Elective Classes
  • 8:30 a.m. Start Time for All Grades. Our 5th - 6th Grades are in Their Own Area with Separate Lunches
  • An Application of Interest must be Completed for Students Wishing to Attend

Enroll Today!

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Important Information:


2023/2024 Yearbook

Remember the experiences we had together this year!

Order at: jostens.com/STEAM

$32 Until They Are Sold Out. Grab yours while they last!

Kami Export Steam Academy @ La Presa Medium

No Place For Hate

The Anti-Defamation League awarded STEAM Academy with it's No Place For Hate designation for the second straight year!

STEAM students believe we have the right to live and learn in a safe, respectful, and inclusive school; and that no child should experience discrimination/harassment based on any immutable characteristic.

We meet weekly to further these goals for our school and community

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7th & 8th Graders: Order your P.E. Clothes & STEAM Spirit Wear ONLINE!

District Spotlight

Spotlight on Northmont Elementary

Check out our latest Spotlight Story showcasing what makes Northmont Elementary so special!


Spotlight on Maryland Ave Elementary

Check out our latest Spotlight Story showcasing what makes Maryland Ave so special! 


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Enjoy this video about amazing students at Spring Valley Academy, an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme School.  Academy enrollment is now open until December 2.