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Distance learning starts for all STEM Prep Schools, including STEM Prep Elementary, Crown Prep Academy, and Math and Science College Prep, on Monday, March 30th.

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Distance Learning

STEM Preparatory Schools understands this closure presents challenges for many families, and we are committed to providing you as many resources as possible during this very difficult time. Click the button to access information and resources.

In Response to COVID-19

We Are Family

We build our legacy by caring for, learning from, and supporting each other.

We are Agents of Change

We disrupt the status quo by being daring, reflective, resourceful, and resilient.

We are Stem Thinkers

We solve problems through collaboration, innovation, passion, and perseverance.

Welcome to STEM Prep Elementary!

STEM Prep Elementary is a new school that opened on Fall of 2018 at the corner of Normandie and Jefferson serving students in grades TK through 4th.  We are now accepting applications for grades TK through 4th.

The STEM Prep family of schools is committed to disrupting the status quo of inequitable access to high quality STEM pathways for women and minorities by cultivating a family of students and staff who solve problems through collaboration, innovation, passion, and perseverance.

STEM Prep Elementary does not charge tuition, is non-sectarian in admission policies, programs, and all other operations, and does not discriminate against any student, parent, community member, or employee on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. Parents can obtain additional information regarding enrollment procedures from the Los Angeles Unified School District by calling 213-241-6701.

Mission and Vision

The mission of STEM Prep Schools is to provide an underserved area of Los Angeles with a standards-aligned STEM-themed educational program to develop scholars into successful into successful college graduates and professionals, through equal access and inspiration, rigorous curriculum, and a commitment to our Core Values.

The vision of STEM Prep Schools  is to create a kindergarten through college pipeline of individuals who will transform their community by closing the socio-economic, ethnic, and gender gaps in STEM fields, and serving as role models who exhibit scholarliness, advocacy, perseverance, and kindness.


Principal's Message

Dear parents/guardians and community members,

Welcome to STEM Preparatory Elementary School! I am excited to have you as part of our SPES family and honored to serve as your principal this year. My commitment to each family is that every scholar who attends STEM Prep Elementary School will receive the necessary educational foundation that will prepare them for academic success in middle school, high school, and college. It is our goal that ALL scholars will develop the necessary skills and confidence they will need as they begin their academic journey toward becoming college-ready and prepared to enter a STEM field in the future.

At SPES our three Core Values guide all the work that we do. We are family. We are STEM-thinkers. We are agents of change. Our shared vision is to create a TK through college pipeline of individuals who will transform their community by closing the socio-economic, ethnic, and gender gaps in STEM fields, serving as role models who exhibit scholarliness, advocacy, perseverance, and kindness. It is my promise to you that we will build on your child’s strengths and embrace a growth mindset as we work collaboratively to challenge them through rigorous curriculum and develop their socio-emotional growth through hands on learning and self-reflection.

Thank you for choosing STEM Prep Elementary school. We have many ways to get involved including volunteering, monthly Coffees with the Principal, our School Site Council, workshops, STEM events, and more! I am confident that through collaboration amongst all stakeholders—Parents/Guardians, Teachers, Support Staff, and Scholars–we will meet our goals and ensure academic achievement for ALL. I look forward to collaborating with you!

In unity,
Yvonne Carrillo


STEM Preparatory Elementary School
Charter Petition
for Five-Year Term
July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2023

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STEM Prep Elementary

1374 W 35th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(323) 998-0950
Fax: (323) 795-0696

Crown Preparatory Academy

2055 W 24th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(213) 448-9747
Fax: (323) 410-2271

Math and Science College Prep

3202 W Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(323) 821-1393
Fax: (213) 607-1453