We instill PRIDE in what we do
    COURAGE in how we do it,
    and DETERMINATION to get it done!

    Established: 2021
    Mascot: Cubs
    School Colors: Orange and Navy Blue
    Website: www.ryss.org/castillo
    Facebook: RYSS Leonel Castillo Early Childhood STEM Academy
    Administrator: Sanjuanita Cisneroz, Principal

    Leonel Castillo Early Childhood STEM Academy is a newly established public charter school, located in the Leonel Castillo Community Center, in the Near Northside. Castillo STEM first opened its doors for the 2021 – 2022 school year, serving grades PK3 and PK4. Kindergarten will be offered for the 2022-2023 school year. Castillo STEM offers a state-certified curriculum in literacy and math, with a STEM focus. Castillo STEM also offers a solid social and emotional learning program, where young children are taught to self-regulate their emotions. Castillo STEM offers speech therapy and behavior regulation plans for students that need it. At Castillo STEM, we believe that when you enroll your child(ren) you are entering into a partnership with the school. This partnership implies certain responsibilities on the part of the school and the parents.

    At Castillo STEM we instill pride in what we do, courage in how we do it, and DETERMINATION to get it done! Leonel Castillo Early Childhood STEM Academy is committed to offer our students academic excellence in a nurturing environment where school, families, and community come together to share the responsibility for the success of the whole child. Leonel Castillo Early Childhood STEM Academy will celebrate the uniqueness of each student, as we focus on the growth of each child. Our vision is built upon Leonel Castillo’s legacy of pride, courage, and determination.

    Leonel Castillo Early Childhood STEM Academy will provide a high-quality academic,social, and emotional environment, to help our children develop the necessary skills to become critical thinkers and lifelong learners.

    Our goal is to provide our students with a strong STEM education, by focusing on high quality math and reading teaching strategies. This will be done by promoting pride in everything they do, motivating them to have courage when they are nervous about
    something new, and teaching determination to overcome frustrations in a safe learning environment.

    Our goal is to help parents and students guide their students through problem-solving process in everything they do, using a love and logic approach.