About STrEaM Academy

  • Outdoor classroom near stream

    STrEaM is a 6-8th grade middle school located at Wayland Baptist University. While we lease space from WBU, we are a public school and not otherwise affiliated with Wayland Baptist. STrEaM is a charter school authorized by the Anchorage School District and governed by an Academic Policy Committee (APC). We provide project-based experiential education integrated with a STEM focus. 

    Our Mission

    Anchorage STrEaM Academy empowers students to be involved learners, critical thinkers and engaged citizens who are inspired by the natural world. 

    Our Core Values

    Anchorage STrEaM Academy 

    • Provides a quality project based interdisciplinary education based on STEM initiatives;
    • Promotes ecological literacy and stewardship in our students;
    • Connects and engages our community of stakeholders;
    • Fosters place-based education and awareness;
    • Develops an appreciation for experiencing the outdoors and facilitates outdoor education;
    • Incorporates purposeful use of technology.
    • Our Purpose of the Program

    Anchorage STrEaM Academy will support students in developing the skills necessary to meet or exceed national, state and local standards.  Our students will become positive contributing members of society who:

    • have experience partnering with the local community;
    • have built a strong foundation for career readiness;
    • understand the strengths and limitations of technology;
    • realize that learning continues outside the classroom;
    • are defining their role in creating a more sustainable future;
    • recognize the interconnectedness and relevance of all disciplines.

APC Members

    • Whitney D'Atri, Chair & Founder
    • Sylvia Biondich, Secretary
    • Meredith Gutierrez, Community Member
    • Gayle Boyer, Community Member
    • Scott Kluever, Founder
    • Caroline Storm, Parent Rep
    • Philipe Janicka, Parent Rep
    • Megan Gatlin, Teacher Rep
    • Heather Swanson, Parent Rep

STrEaM Anchorage 501 C3 Board

    • Whitney D'Atri, President
    • Scott Kluever, Vice President
    • Sylvia Biondich, Secretary
    • Meredith Gutierrez, Treasurer