STEAM at Dr. King Elementary School


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Dr. Robert Chalwell
Vice Principal
Kuricheses Alexander
Administrative Intern
Andrew Davis
DASA Coordinators
8:50 am – 4:00 pm
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

School News
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STEAM at Dr. King Supply Lists 2019-2020 STEAM at Dr. King Supply Lists 2019-2020: Kindergarten Dear Families,   This year your child will complete one milestone in his or her life, the first day of kindergarten.  We are looking forward to working with you and your child this year and helping them achieve their full potential. Our school year will be filled with many wonderful experiences and opportunities to learn and grow.  We are so excited that your child will be a part of our school family this year! We believe that a good family-teacher relationship ... more >>
Meet the New Principal: Dr. Robert Chalwell Meet the New Principal: Dr. Robert Chalwell: Tell us a little about yourself!    I’ve had connections to Syracuse for about 10 years, even though I’ve only lived here for about three. My sister lived here and went to Syracuse University for her Ph.D. so my daughter and I visited her regularly during her time here.   My background is varied. My Ph.D. is in Political Science, and I have taught both music and social studies. I’ve served as a professor at several colleges and universities, and I currently ... more >>

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Student and Family Supports are Available!
The SCSD has many academic, social, emotional and mental health supports available to students. School social workers can help connect you and your child to in school and/or out of school supports that meet your needs. Please call us at (315) 435-4580 and ask to speak with a Social Worker for more information and assistance.


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