STEAM Magnet

Purpose, Passion, & Innovation

Our school district’s themed magnet schools are united by purpose, passion, AG Classand innovation.

Forward-thinking and caring teachers motivate students to learn and grow with in-depth, collaborative, and hands-on curriculums. Magnet themes address global problems and provide opportunities to show young minds that they can be part of creating a better world.

The district has five elementary STEAM magnet schools, which use science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics to promote the 4 C's: Creativity, Critical thinking, Collaboration and Communication. Four additional theme-based magnets were added this year that promote interests like digital literacy and arts.

We invite you to learn more about these great schools and their communities by watching each school video, visiting school websites and connecting with the schools directly to learn more and apply

Find the School That's Right for Your Student

Students who live within the school zone for a themed magnet school need only register for school. Students who live outside of the school zone can apply through the School Options process. No testing is required to apply to an themed magnet school.

Alex Green Design Technology Elementary

Alex greenAlex Green Design Technology Elementary is a great place to grow and learn. The school has high expectations and works to build authentic relationships.

Connect on social media:
Facebook: @AlexGreenElem
Instagram: @alexgreenelementary
Twitter: @AlexGreenElem


Carter-Lawrence Engineering Magnet Elementary

carter lawrenceCarter-Lawrence Engineering Magnet Elementary provides a challenging, stimulating, exciting and nurturing learning environment where students in grades pre-K through fourth can learn academic skills and develop socially and emotionally.

Connect on social media: 
Facebook: @CLEMengineering
Twitter: @CLEMengineers
Instagram: CLEMengineering




Glencliff Entrepreneurship STEAM Magnet

Glencliff Entrepreneurship Magnet Elementary School focuses on learning how to live courageously as global problem solvers.

Connect on social media:
Facebook: GlencliffSTEAMMagnet 
Instagram: @GlencliffSTEAMMagnet
Twitter: @GlencliffSTEAMMagnet


Inglewood Environmental Sciences STEAM Magnet

Inglewood Environmental Sciences STEAM Magnet builds a community of empowered learners equipped with skills and experiences to lead the lives they choose. 

Connect on social media:
Facebook: Inglewoodes
Instagram: @Inglewoodes
Twitter: @Inglewoodes
Inglewood YouTube playlist


Isaiah T. Creswell Magnet Middle School of Visual & Performing Arts

it creswellI.T Creswell Magnet Middle School of Visual and Performing Arts encourages student passions through arts-based curriculum that includes dance, drama, visual arts, music, music appreciation, paintworks, speech, creative writing, playwrighting and more.

Connect on social media:
Twitter: @ITcreswellmnps



Rosebank Integrated Technology & Biological Sciences STEAM Magnet

Rosebank Integrated Technology & Biological Sciences STEAM Magnet inspires students to imagine a future in an exciting career that makes the world a better place. 

Connect on social media:
Facebook: RosebankSTEAMMagnetSchool
Instagram: @RosebankSTEAM
Twitter: @RosebankSTEAM


Tom Joy Digital Literacy & Leadership Magnet Elementary

tom joy flowersTom Joy Digital Literacy & Leadership Magnet Elementary helps students to develop the curiosity and skills needed to use technology to become leaders who thrive now and in the future.

Connect on social media: Facebook






Warner Arts Magnet Elementary School

Warner Arts Magnet Elementary School improves academic success for scholars by integrating dance, music, art, and drama into education. 

Connect on social media:
Facebook: WarnerArtsMagnet
Instagram: @WarnerArtsMagnet
Twitter: @WarnerArtsMag
Warner YouTube playlist


Whitsitt Environmental Engineering STEAM Magnet

Whitsitt Environmental Engineering STEAM Magnet develops wise stewards, powerful and joyful in their skills and in their purpose. 

Connect on social media:
Facebook: WhitsittES
Instagram: @WhitsittSTEAMelementary
Twitter: WhitsittWildcat

Apply to a Themed Magnet School

If you would like your student to attend a themed magnet and you live outside of the school's zone, learn more about the MNPS school options process and deadlines in the school options section. You also can submit the information request form so we can connect and answer any questions you may have.



Magnet School Funding

Funding for STEAM magnet elementary programs is provided, in part, by a competitive grant from the Department of Education Magnet School Assistance Program (MSAP), which focuses on developing and designing innovative programs that promote diversity, increase choices in public education programs, and strengthen academic achievement.

We have transformed five elementary schools into STEAM magnets to give students the character, knowledge, and skills they need to become thriving, engaged citizens. Our goal is to: Desegregate schools by supporting the elimination, reduction, and prevention of social and academic isolation of minority students; improve academic achievement; provide dynamic and collaborative hands-on learning with real-world application; recruit non-minority parents to choose our schools.

Download a suggested reading list and resources guide.