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  • The STEAM Academy Middle School is a challenging school for high-ability learners in the Ferguson-Florissant School District. Students work at an accelerated pace and focus on solving real-world problems through project-based learning. 

    Only current fifth grade students will be considered in the STEAM Academy Middle School Application Process. Admitted students will begin at the STEAM Academy Middle School as sixth grade students. 

    Applications are accepted in January for current fifth graders.

    Application Process

    Phase I of the application process is the review of students’ Galileo Benchmark scores in Science, Math, and Reading.  Students with excellent test scores may be invited to begin Phase II in February.

    Phase II Those applicants chosen for Phase II will need to provide recommendations from teachers, principals, coaches, etc. and participate in three events:

    • Virtual interview
    • Art assessment
    • Performance task

    In March, students will be notified if they have been selected to attend the STEAM Academy as sixth grade students.

    Those students not chosen may be placed on a waiting list and will attend if space becomes available. Students who qualify for Gifted Education will be notified if they may attend STEAM. Probe students will not participate in the application and interview process. 

    For more information, contact Susan Luebbers at, or at (314) 270-2340.