STEAM Academy of Cincinnati Opens its Doors this School Year to K-5 Students Proving Additional School Choice for Families in Hamilton County

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STEAM Academy of Cincinnati is a new community school located in Madisonville with a seasoned Head of School and school model and curriculum that has been proven throughout Ohio. Enrollment is now open and school begins for K-5 students on August 25th.

STEAM Academy of Cincinnati, a public charter school in the Madisonville area of Cincinnati will open its doors this August to kindergarten through fifth grade students.

One of sixteen schools managed by Mosaica Education throughout the state of Ohio, STEAM Academy of Cincinnati will follow the same, AdvancEd™-accredited Mosaica School Model followed by all schools in the Mosaica School Network, including Columbus Preparatory Academy in Columbus, Ohio, which has been recently named the highest ranked K-8 school district in Ohio for the second consecutive year.

Opening as a K-5 school and eventually expanding through 8th grade, STEAM Academy of Cincinnati will be a family-centered, charter school with small class sizes and highly qualified teachers. As a public charter school authorized by the Ohio Council of Community Schools, STEAM Academy aims to offer a “private school quality” education for free—including a full-day Kindergarten and an emphasis on its namesake specialty subjects such as science, technology and the arts (STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math).

A truly well-rounded education, the hallmark of STEAM Academy’s curriculum will be Paragon™, an award-winning accelerated learning program that takes students on a school-wide journey through world culture, beginning at the start of the school year in the Ancient World and concluding in current day by the end of the year. Developed by Dr. Dawn Eidelman, co-founder of Mosaica Education and former Humanities Professor, Paragon™ replaces traditional Social Studies, History, Civics and Geography lessons, integrates the Visual and Performing Arts and serves as a double dose of Literacy instruction.

Ms. Anna Trachsel has been named Head of School of STEAM Academy. Ms. Trachsel leads the school with over two decades of administration and teaching experience in public, private and online education settings. Ms. Trachsel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Miami University as well as a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of Cincinnati along with numerous Principal licenses and a Superintendent license.

“We have had a great summer, preparing for a great school year here at STEAM Academy,” says Ms. Trachsel, Head of School. “I truly believe that every child has a right to an excellent education—no exceptions. My role at STEAM Academy will be to ensure academic success for each and every student.”

Mr. Derrick Shelton, Regional Vice President for Mosaica Education adds, “As a native of Cincinnati, it brings me great joy to know that this awesome educational opportunity will be provided in a community where I played as a child, and I hope the families take hold to the prospect of providing this excellent education to their loved ones.”

STEAM Academy of Cincinnati is co-located with the St. Margaret-St. John Parish at 6000 Murray Road in Cincinnati. The Mr. Shelton, Ms. Trachsel and the school staff invite interested community members and families interested in enrollment to an Open House and Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 5:00-7:00pm. School begins the following Monday, August 25, 2014. For more information visit: or

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