Doris Wesley Holmes International STEAM Academy
In memory of one of the world’s greatest mothers and educators, the Doris Wesley Holmes International STEAM Academy will be home to an elite group of girls (grades 6 to 12) whose passion in life is to break barriers and defy all odds. This academy will welcome students from diverse backgrounds to attend this unique institute, one of the only STEAM academies in the Chicago land area. Admission will not be based solely upon test or grades alone, but will also encompass an accumulation from a written essay, interview, and a level of structured family commitment. This year round school will incorporate specialized summer courses enabling students to travel utilizing the world as their classroom. The STEAM based curriculum will emphasize development of 21st Century skills (critical thinking, communication, information technology skills), and exploration of aligned post-secondary career fields focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.