STEM Magnet Academy

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STEM Magnet Academy
STEM Magnet Academy Seal
1522 W Fillmore Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
Coordinates 41°52′6.8988″N 87°39′51.195″W / 41.868583000°N 87.66422083°W / 41.868583000; -87.66422083Coordinates: 41°52′6.8988″N 87°39′51.195″W / 41.868583000°N 87.66422083°W / 41.868583000; -87.66422083
Type Magnet Cluster Elementary School
Motto Imagine an amazing future
Established 2011
Oversight Chicago Public Schools
Principal Maria McManus
Grades K-8
Gender Co-ed
Number of students 314
Campus type Urban
Nickname The Stemmies

STEM Magnet Academy is located in the Near West Side of Chicago, Illinois (1522 West Fillmore Street, Chicago, IL 60607.) STEM Magnet Academy serves grades K-8 with a curriculum that focuses on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), along with a strong art component. The school is part of the Chicago Public Schools, CPS, system. Its students are referred to as "The Stemmies".

Admissions and Curriculum[edit]

STEM Magnet Academy is a Magnet school serving students throughout the city of Chicago. Admission selections are determined by the Chicago Public Schools Office of Academic Enhancement. The school's STEM curriculum is implemented through the use of cutting-edge technology and an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to teaching and learning.[1] In addition to its core science, technology, engineering and math component, literacy, art, music, and physical education classes are also part of the curriculum.


STEM Magnet Academy occupies the same facility which once housed Jefferson Elementary School. After extensive renovation, the building re-opened its doors in August, 2011. The first elementary school of its type in Illinois, it aims to provide a blueprint for other future STEM programs in the city of Chicago.[2] The school is also a pioneer in successfully implementing the longer school day, an educational reform initiative launched by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.[3]


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