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.

Disrupting the Status Quo

Founded in 2015 through the merger of highly successful schools, STEM Preparatory Schools operates public charter schools in the West Adams and Jefferson Park neighborhoods of South Los Angeles.  We are 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.



Students per Class

% Accepted Into 4yr
College or University

Mission & Vision

The mission of STEM Prep Schools is:

…to operate a small network of high performing schools, in a targeted area of Los Angeles
…and develop TK – 12th grade 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.



At STEM Prep Schools we believe it’s not just about getting a degree but rather does that degree open a pathway for what comes next for these graduates.

STEM Prep Elementary

STEM Prep Elementary

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

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

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