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September 18, 2011:

"New Downingtown STEM Academy aimed at developing innovators"


         Working on Mac computers given to them by STEM Academy are (from left) Alice Zheng, 14, Mathi Tamilmani, 13, and Simran Contractor, 13. The school building, constructed in 1933, was renovated and stocked with new furniture and equipment. (SHARON GEKOSKI-KIMMEL / Staff Photographer)

Downingtown Area School District officials approached their predicament like the problem solvers they hope to develop at the district's newest high school.
The equation included student overcrowding, a limited budget, and a plan to modernize programs with a cutting-edge curriculum.
Their solution opened its doors Aug. 29, when the new Downingtown STEM Academy held its first classes for 450 students in one of the Chester County district's oldest buildings.
The new magnet high school offers specialized curriculum in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). It is one of a growing number of similar programs and schools popping up in the region.
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August 29, 2011:



August 29, 2011:

 STEM Academy getting business interest for curriculum 

Downingtown’s STEM Academy, whose entire curriculum is focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, is garnering attention and support from businesses like Bentley Systems and Main Line Engineering. Main Line Engineering, among others, support the academy’s goal of getting young students involved in the hard sciences and have partnered with it to aid that cause. Sara Mosqueda-Fernandez of has the story. 

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February 9, 2011:


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  Bentley Systems Donates to the Downingtown Education Foundation for STEM Academy Computer Lab Read More.


December 21, 2010: 

Fulton Bank has generously kicked off our STEM Academy "Foundation Builders" fund program with a $250 donation.  Holly Graver, Senior Vice President/Building Development, presented the check to students in the lobby of WCHE radio station in West Chester.   Donations to the "Foundation Builders" fund will be used to support teacher professional development, purchase equipment for the STEM Academy labs, curriculum enhancement and student support and enrichment needs.  If you wish more information about how your company can be a "Foundation Builder", please send an email to