STEAM Academies:
Fostering Love for Learning and Innovation

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics

Welcome to STEAM Academies, where we’ve been dedicated to unlocking the full potential of young minds since 2018. Through engaging Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEM and Art) education, we provide hands-on learning experiences that inspire creativity and critical thinking. As an affiliate of the UPLIFT Academy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we stand committed to providing quality and accessible learning experiences for all.

Our Unique Focus: At STEAM Academies, we go beyond traditional education. Our focus is on fostering essential 21st-century and STEAM skills, transforming learning into a dynamic journey for students of all ages. We believe in the power of “Making” as a transformative force in education.


STEAM Academies aims to heighten the interest and enhance the skills of K-8 students in STEM and Art (STEAM Education). We achieve this through a carefully designed, creative, and fun curriculum.

Core Values: A Foundation for Lifelong Success

• Instilling Love of Learning: Fostering a passion for knowledge that lasts a lifetime.

• Teaching Time Management: Equipping students with essential life skills.

• Building Self-Confidence: Nurturing the belief that every student has the potential to excel.

• Offering Intellectual Satisfaction: Providing classes and activities that stimulate the mind.

Accessibility: Conveniently Serving a Wider Community

Located in Rochelle Park, Bergen County, STEAM Academies is strategically positioned within a short driving distance of numerous towns and cities in Passaic, Hudson, and Essex Counties. Our accessibility extends to communities such as Wayne, Totowa, Clifton, Paterson, Montclair, Bloomfield, Belleville, Verona, Nutley, North Bergen, Union City, and more.

Expertly designed Creative & Fun Curriculum

Robotics (LEGO Mindstorms EV3, VEX), 3D Printing and Modeling, Animation (SCRATCH and Blender), Lasers and Optics in Physics, Maths beyond Schools, Website Design, Java and C++ Programming, Practical Electronics, Fun with Arduino, and more. You are absolutely at the right place with 20 of the coolest courses imaginable!

Plan & Track your Child’s Progress

We help create a personalized Student STEAM Roadmap from the outset through which teachers and parents can track progress as a student goes from session to session or course to course irrespective of the type or mix of classes. A sharable Student Portfolio is maintained of all projects and subjects learned.

Small classes & a Launchpad for Competitions

We keep our class sizes small to provide special individual attention. With hands-on tech-savvy and fun-loving teachers, your child is going to want to come back again & again. Whether it is VEX Robotics Competitions or LEGO JrFLL or FLL, Mathematics Olympiads we prepare your child to participate in various Competitions & exhibitions!


• K-8 STEM Education: Tailored programs for different grade levels.

• STEM Family Nights: Join us for evenings of interactive STEM exploration for the whole family.

• STEM Birthday Parties: Celebrate with a unique blend of fun and educational activities.

• Experienced STEM Instructors: Learn from passionate educators dedicated to student success.

• Hands-On Learning: Engage in interactive experiences that make learning come alive.

• Small Class Sizes: Benefit from personalized attention in our intimate class settings.

• Customized STEM Curriculum: Tailored learning experiences to suit individual needs.

• Diverse Offerings to Suit Various Interests: Robotics Classes, Coding for Kids, 3D Printing Workshops, etc.

• Flexible Schedules for Enriched Learning Experiences: After-School STEM Programs, Weekend STEM Programs, and Summer STEAM Camps.


UPLIFT Academy, the parent company of STEAM, is open to collaborating with tax-exempt nonprofit organizations in Bergen, Passaic, and Essex Counties, New Jersey. The associated cost for partnering organizations is minimal or zero.

If you’re part of a nonprofit organization, reach out to UPLIFT to explore potential partnerships.


Director: Levent Koch, Ph.D.

Lead STEM Instructor: Carla Perino