At STEAM Discovery Academy students learn to think on their feet, evaluate challenges, and experiment their way to solutions. We cultivate a passion for all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
Students collaborate, while strengthening scientific knowledge and discovering real-world applications for innovative ideas. STEAM immerses students in the world of professional scientists or artists.
Our sports programs aim to not only excite and train skills but incorporate knowledge pertaining to the science of the sport. In addition, optional courses enhance the athletic experience.
We are proud to be supported by many educators because we integrate phenomenon-based learning with project-based learning.
Our courses aim to have students:
- Feel what it is like to be a real scientist or artist
- Develop a well-rounded passion for their sport
- Improve thinking skills and problem-solving abilities
- Engage in experiments
- Identify that science is COOL
STEAM Discovery Academy takes place at Charlottesville Catholic School’s state-of-the-art STEAM wing, The Covenant School's Birdwood and Hickory campuses. Indoor air-conditioned facilities provide a comfortable, secure, and weatherproof environment for young minds to blossom.
Executive Director - Michael Bruscia
Mike Bruscia has over 20 years of experience in education, focusing primarily on science education through travel and adventure programs. He has developed science curriculum for students from elementary through college, taught students of all ages and conducted research on cats, birds, and polar bears in the wild. He is passionate about making science accessible to all learners and is known for his edu-tainment approach. His philosophy of “Knowledge plus Caring equals Action” has inspired hundreds of students from across the world to explore and enjoy the sciences. Mike holds a BS degree in wildlife ecology and conservation from the University of Florida at Gainesville. Go Gators!
STEAM Discovery Academy employs educators, professionals and university scholars with a passion for inspiring young minds.