We are a K-5 magnet school with 617 students currently enrolled. Oakhurst STEAM Academy is the first elementary magnet in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to have a school-wide focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). Our innovative integration of STEAM concepts helps students build strong critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills. With the support of dedicated staff, parents and community partners, we are committed to developing compassionate, life-long learners, leaders and contributors in a constantly developing, technologically-advanced global society.
Our facilities include state-of-the-art robotics, STEAM, innovation, and technology labs. We also have a large outdoor garden, aquaponics garden, and courtyard to extend learning outside of the traditional classroom.
Students have regular access to technology throughout the school day. We have one device for every student in all grades k-5 which consists of a chromebook as well as ipads for students in k-2 classrooms. Each classroom is equipped with a projection system, document camera, and K-2 classrooms also have apple televisions.
We offer a variety of clubs and extracurricular activities for our students, including Student Council, Robotics Club, Science Olympiad, Sports Club, Chorus, Just Us Girls, and Math Olympiad. All students in grades second and third also receive Chess instruction as a part of their special area class rotation through Young Master Chess.
Our students and staff benefit from our strong partnerships with local business, health and faith-based organizations. Education partners like Discovery Place, UNC Charlotte and Queens University have also provided our teachers with STEAM -focused training and development.
We are both a neighborhood school and magnet, serving families living in the historic Oakhurst community and other areas of Mecklenburg County.
Enhance critical thinking, problem solving and effective communication skills through the regular integration of STEAM concepts, leading to a deeper understanding of core content and maximizing student achievement.