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STEAM Program

Gizmos & Gadgets
Gizmos & Gadgets is all about introducing kids to the processes, language, tools, and content of STEAM fields at an early age in fun and engaging ways.
Energy is Everything
Energy is in everything we do—from turning on lights and faucets, to driving cars and
riding in airplanes, to growing and cooking our food.



Monterey Heights STEAM Academy (MHSA) provides every student with an innovative, engaging and rigorous education. At MHSA, we have implemented STEAM across all grade levels as a means of promoting engagement and learning across settings. Incorporating STEAM education will help develop students' creative, social and emotional, and critical thinking skills. Many of the projects students will be exposed to involve teamwork and thoughtful dialogue in which students will be able to exchange ideas and discuss ways to problem solve.


Starting with an integrated curriculum that blends visual and performing arts with science, technology, math, and engineering, the MHSA STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) program offers a uniquely well-rounded education that is accessible to every student. Students not only gain a deeper conceptual understanding of the material but have authentic opportunities to apply their learning to solve real world issues.

Integrating Subjects

One of the core tenets of our program is teaching students about the interconnectedness of the world around them, and we fundamentally believe that starts with integrating curricula across different subject areas.


Every student at MHSA has access to our STEAM Lab and Makerspace, which are outfitted with the latest technologies and state-of-the-art tools, including 3-D printers, laser cutters, robotics kits, and rapid prototype materials that promote designing, scientific modeling, and computer programming.

Gizmos & Gadgets STEAM Lab

Gizmos & Gadgets is dedicated to giving young children the opportunities they need to be able to succeed in the future. We use cross-disciplinary and hands-on activities aligned to NGSS standards to complete the STEAM formula and create an innovative atmosphere and well - rounded education.

Energy is Everything

Energy is Everything gives educators high quality, flexible training, curriculum resources and materials to help teach energy and climate with a science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) focus- ALL AT NO COST! NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) aligned STEAM curriculum that makes it easy to teach about energy and the environment.