Welcome to STEAM Academy!

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

STEAM Academy serves 4th – 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 4 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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Please access links to a Welcome Letter and video segment from new STEAM principal, Dr. Eric Banatao.  The letter describes August 5th orientation meetings for ALL students, along with dress guideline reminders.

The video link introduces STEAM’s new administrative team:  Dr. Banatao and assistant principals, Dr. Joel Miller and Mr. Nathan Saucedo.  

Districtwide Announcements:

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State Preschool Enrollment

La Mesa-Spring Valley School District offers high-quality preschool at no cost for children who turn three or four years old before December 1, 2022. Students attend class 5-days a week from 8:30 am - 11:30 am.

Our high-quality, accredited schools and curriculum deliver the finest early learning opportunities for ALL children.

Bring the completed form and required materials to our Early Childhood Education Center, located at 4811 Glen Street, La Mesa, CA 91941.

School Staff

Employment Information

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

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

Enroll Today!

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Important Information:

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Open Enrollment

How to Apply

An Application of Interest must be filled out and submitted in person or via fax to (619) 668-5720. Once reviewed, applicant will be notified.

Get to know your teacher-videos

Check out these videos of STEAM teachers from our virtual Back to School Night.

Your teachers are listed by grade level. Have fun!

School Office Hours

The school office will be open weekdays from 7:30am-3:30pm. Social distance guidelines will be followed. Please call first before coming to the office to see if your inquiry can be processed over the phone or through email.

Phone: 619-668-5720
Email: STEAM@lmsvschools.org
Fax: 619-668-8305

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

Career to School Connections

School books

Basic Materials Supply List

District Spotlight

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Enjoy this video about student artists and performances at LMAAC. Academy enrollment is now open until December 2.


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