About us

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 5th.

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 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

Welcome to the STEM Prep family!

I am honored to be serving as principal of STEM Prep Elementary school and supporting your students as they enter the first chapter of their educational journey!

Our organization, has a clear mission to disrupt the status quo and to create opportunities for our students to thrive in STEM fields. This mission aims to strengthen our community by closing the socio-economic, ethnic, and gender gaps in STEM fields, and our students serving as role models who exhibit scholarliness, advocacy, perseverance, and kindness. We believe this starts in TK/Kindergarten classroom and is reflected within each of our classrooms TK-12.

We commit to providing your student with a rigorous education that engages students in critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration. We also commit to being family and supporting our students in their social emotional development.

We invite our families and community to partake in this mission with STEM nights, School Site Council, workshops, monthly coffee with the principal, and many other opportunities to get involved! I am very excited to begin this collaboration and to build relationships with all stakeholders.

Warmly and Sincerely,

Gill Holt


Gill Holt


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

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STEM Prep Elementary

STEM Prep Elementary

Critical early exposure to design thinking, collaborative problem solving, inquiry-based learning

Grades TK-5

Crown Prep Academy

Crown Prep Academy

Engage students in hands-on STEM activities where students explore the range of STEM paths available in high school and beyond

Grades 5-8

Math + Science College Prep

Math + Science College Prep

Students graduate feeling confident in their skills as scientists and inquiry leaders through high-quality STEM education

Grades 9-12