STEAM at Dr. King Elementary School


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Dr. Robert Chalwell
Vice Principal
Kuricheses Alexander
Administrative Intern
Andrew Davis
DASA Coordinators
Main Office 
(315) 435-4580
Nurse's Office
(315) 435-4584
School Address
416 E. Raynor Ave. |
Syracuse, NY 13202




The academic framework at STEAM at Dr. King is modeled after Charles R. Drew Charter School in Atlanta, GA, which is a high-performing school located within the East Lake area, a community that has undergone a successful revitalization over the past two decades. 



Rigorous academic curriculum integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics with other academic disciplines.

Project-Based Learning

Students work for an extended period of time on challenging and engaging STEAM integrated projects or problems:

• student collaboration
• reflection, critique and revision
• student presentation to audience
• apply 21st Century skills in engaging ways


Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

Daily Instruction
District-vetted Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum provided through daily instruction on:

• empathy
• emotional management
• friendship skills
• problem solving

Extended Day

Enrichment Opportunities
An extended school day will allow students:

• two enrichment offerings a day for grades K-3 (new enrichment offerings quarterly)
• two to five different enrichment offerings each school year for grades 4-5


Targeted Academic & SEL Support
Students who do not meet grade-level standards through regular instruction (Tier 1) receive targeted support (Comprehensive Response to Intervention System)

• Support in small-group instruction (Tier 2)
• Supplemental assistance offered in Literacy Center and Math Lab (Tier 3)
• Behavioral or social emotional support planned and delivered by the school counselor