What We Believe

At the Robert F. Smith STEAM Academy, every decision we make is centered around:

All three components are grounded in authenticity, relationships and community– qualities that make a world of difference in the classroom and in a person’s life. 

Our Vision

The vision of Robert F. Smith STEAM Academy is to create a community of excellence where scholars are equipped to shape their futures as transformative change agents, innovators, and thought leaders.

Our Mission

Grounded in the tenets of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), the mission of Robert F. Smith STEAM Academy is to elevate excellence and cultural connectedness that will empower scholars to build the critical and creative thinking necessary to navigate globally competitive career and life pathways.

Our Core Values

Our core values are the driving agent for continuous improvement and reflection in all that we do. Each member of our school community takes the PACT to accomplish whatever they endeavor.

Our School Culture

We are deeply invested in developing and maintaining authentic relationships. We have a clear framework of expectations that are grounded in the principles of Restorative Practices and Liberatory Design. We are committed to being a safe space, a place co-created with scholars, educators and community members. 

For more information about restorative practices, please refer to the resources below: