At Berkeley STEM Academy, we believe:

  • A safe, nurturing environment is essential to academic success;
  • Everyone is unique and must be respected as such;
  • A varied and diverse student population positively contributes to the community;
  • Teaching is an art that requires time for reflection, discussion, and collaboration;
  • Inspiration and creativity is most fruitful when one can draw from varied experiences;
  • Reliable technology can greatly enhance the process of teaching and learning;
  • An excellent STEM-focused education includes a deep appreciation of literature, humanities, and the arts;
  • Character development and leadership opportunities are an integral part of the Berkeley STEM Academy experience.