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Pine Grove STEM School

CA Gold Ribbon Award
CA Gold Ribbon Award Winning School

We are excited to be a STEM magnet school! We at Pine Grove STEM School serve students In transitional kindergarten through sixth grade. Our students are learning more about how science, technology, engineering and math are involved in our everyday lives. Their eyes are being opened to a new world full of hands-on learning and exploration. Our teachers are integrating STEM into our classrooms by means of supplementing current curriculum with theme based STEM units. In addition to classroom based STEM integration, our students have the opportunity to utilize our top-notch science lab we call the “STEM Den!” All students also participate in Project Lead the Way units, which is a project and problem based curriculum where students solve real life problems using STEM and other core curricular areas all while meeting state standards from each. From iPads, Chromebooks, to robots, engineering and computer coding, our students transitional kindergarten through 6th grade are actively engaged with a variety of technology daily. Our staff is committed to giving students hands-on learning experience with science, technology, engineering and mathematics. All teachers have had extensive training in the Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to each unique classroom. Our school staff is committed to helping every student succeed socially, emotionally, and academically, by means of fostering a culture where every student is valued, respected and supported. We are proud of each and every one of our Pine Grove Bears!

Our Mission

Pine Grove Elementary STEM School is committed to advancing the abilities of all students by providing broad educational experiences.  We encourage “personal best” with positive attitudes which reflect strong character both at school and within the community.

Our History

Pine Grove STEM School is a rural elementary school in the heart of Amador County located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California.

Surrounded by pines
Learners surrounded by pines

Located in the small town of Pine Grove, with a population of just under 3,000, the school serves students from transitional kindergarten through 6th grade. The rich history of Pine Grove has proven itself even in our small school. For years, student have come back to Pine Grove STEM School as parents and even grandparents. We pride ourselves on the small family-like culture with big world learning opportunities. We serve just under 300 students in classrooms that are engaging and student-centered. Our students at Pine Grove experience the world outside of our small county with things like zoo trips to Sacramento, farm trips to the valley, overnight trips to the coastal tide-pools, redwood forest, as well as overnight ship trip simulations in the San Francisco Bay, and even participate swing dancing competitions, sports and robotics competitions at UC Davis. We are that small-town school with BIG world experiences!