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S.T.E.A.M. Magnet

Welcome to Taper Avenue S.T.E.A.M Magnet!

Our Mission

Is to foster a love of learning in its students by providing engaging and challenging opportunities that promote critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity. The curriculum is designed to integrate S.T.E.A.M concepts into all subject areas and to provide hands-on learning experiences that encourage students to explore and experiment.


Taper Avenue Elementary and S.T.E.A.M Magnet will provide a challenging learning environment in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics, which supports students to maximize their potential and prepare students to be college and career ready and to meet the challenges in the world around them.


Our Magnet School was founded in 2003 as a "school within a school." There are two magnet classes per grade level. The number of classes in the regular original school varies between two-to-three based on enrollment.

The Magnet program has a capacity of roughly 164 students in grades K-5.  Each year students are added to the program primarily in Kindergarten, additional students are added based on availability. 

All students receive instruction in self-contained settings.  Teachers collaborate to discuss curriculum and teaching strategies.  In addition to collaboration amongst Magnet teachers they also work closely with teachers within the regular Taper Avenue School program to provide better education for all of Taper’s students.

Magnet Program

Click image to download the full Magnet Program


Please click on the pdf file. below to view a presentation given on May 20th, 2023 by our incoming Magnet Coordinator Mr. Sayers on information of our Magnet program. 
Magnet Presentation
A Climate Lesson 1st grade
1st Grade: A Climate Lesson
May 19, 2022
Rising Oceans Image cover
1st Grade: Rising Oceans
May 19, 2022
Magnet Applications

The Magnet Choices Applications are available each year in October with a deadline in November. 


Click the link below for more information and to apply. If you have any questions, please contact our main office or to apply in person.

Magnet Coordinator

Mr. Jeremy Sayers

contact at:

[email protected] 


Some of our Magnet Projects!


Solar Solutions – Grade 3 STEAM Project

How’s It Growing? A 2nd Grade STEAM Project

  1. Using Hydroponics to Create A More Sustainable Agriculture. 2nd Grade used a Hydroponic System to plant a garden without soil!
  1. Our 2nd grade class used an Ebb and flow system. This system required placing the plants over a grow bed with a water reservoir underneath with a submersed pump circulating the water.