Welcome to STEAM Academy!

What Makes STEAM Academy Special?

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

Welcome to STEAM Academy!

I am excited to be at STEAM Academy for the 2023-24 school year!!!

My mission as your principal is also my passion: to maintain and grow a rigorous teaching and learning environment that provides every student with a sense of belonging while helping students to grow intellectually, emotionally and socially even in these unusual circumstances. It is critical to every student’s success that they promote from middle school with the skills necessary to pursue and achieve their goals and dreams. 

It is important to me to have an open-door policy and ongoing, open communication.  I know STEAM to be a highly engaging, wonderful experience for students and I want to make sure you and your student have a positive experience and get the most out of what our school has to offer. 

As the above quote states, “Strive to be the best FOR the world, not IN the world,” I am a firm believer in working together for the betterment of all our students’ lives.  There is no “I” in TEAM: Together Everybody Achieves More.  I am looking forward to this school year and working with your students and you. 


Andrea Radmilovich, aka “Rad” Principal, STEAM Academy


STEAM VISION (what we strive to be):
STEAM academy will foster life-long learners in a high-achieving, innovative school that respects diversity and ensures a positive, safe, collaborative environment.  


  • Purposeful
  • Respectful
  • Innovative
  • Disciplined
  • Extraordinary

The STEAM Academy at La Presa is dedicated to the development of the academic and social needs of our students.
With the support of our families and community, we are committed to cultivating the values of innovation, respect, discipline, and STEAM Academy “PRIDE” in all of our students.

Our entire school maintains a focus around the curricular areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM). 

Beginning with the 2024-25 school year, all LMSV academy middle schools will serve 6th through 8th grade. Click here to learn more.

School Announcements:

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FUNdraiser: Double Good Popcorn!

From Thursday February 29 @ 3pm through Monday March 4 @ 3pm

  1. Download the Double Good App (iOS or Android)
  2. Enter our event code: VCBQAY
  3. Create your pop-up store!

STEAM gets 50% of the profits!



Science - Math - Art - Technology - Health

Wednesday March 6

Come in to meet STEAM Teachers & Students, as well as organizations from our Community.

Learn something new through interactive exhibits!

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School Tours

STEAM Academy is offering tours for prospective families every Friday beginning February 9th, and running through March 15th. Tours are from 9:00 am - 10:00 am. 
Please call to sign up: 619-668-5720.
We look forward to meeting you and your student(s).


Panda Express FUNdraiser

Wednesday March 20, 9:30aa-11pm
937 Sweetwater Road Spring Valley CA

Feed your family while helping to fund STEAM students at the same time!

There are TWO ways to help STEAM when ordering:

  • PandaExpress.com or the App.
    Enter 369820 in the fundraiser code box.
  • Print the attached flyer and bring it into the 937 Sweetwater Rd. restaurant.
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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.



      Districtwide Announcements:


      La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools Receive Almost $1 Million in Grant Funding For Safer Schools From CALFIRE

      Five schools will receive upgrades to outdoor play areas, water capture capabilities, stormwater pollution reduction, and more

      School Staff

      Employment Information

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

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      Learn About the Upcoming 6th Grade Transition to Middle School Districtwide

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

      View our promotional videos for all academy middle schools here.

      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:


      Aeries & Jupiter Log In Instructions

      Please check Aeries DAILY for Attendance
      (Note that students receive only 3 "Free" tardies per Trimester.)

      Please check Jupiter Ed DAILY for Current Grades & Contacting Instructors.

      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


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

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