Dear Prospective STEM Families,

Welcome to Oakboro Choice STEM School.  Stanly County’s first STEM School in all aspects of learning and a 2021 NC STEM School of Distinction.  I hope you will find our website user-friendly and helpful in answering any questions you may have.  I understand how very important it is to choose the right educational experience for your student and ensure that the environment is one in which they will thrive and discover their strengths and talents.  Although we are a public school, we are a choice school, which enables students from all over the district to apply to attend for the following academic year in grades Kindergarten through 8th.  This is a unique opportunity to begin the STEM styled and problem based learning at the earliest of stages when a child’s mind is still innately curious.  This preparation gives them a solid foundation as they enter into the competitive realm of high school and eventually college or the workforce.

To allow you the opportunity to see all of the educational experiences we have to offer, we will have guided school tours weekly during the open application period. Please use the online Tour Registration Link to schedule your visit. During the tour, you will see our classes in action as well as hear firsthand from our STEM Ambassadors to help you decide if the STEM environment is the right fit not just for your student, but for your whole family.  This holistic approach to education is a key to success as it is a team effort that will see your child achieve their very best.

At the heart of our school is the community support and involvement to create lifelong learners through inquiry based learning, real life application and above all fun and challenging exploration. All aspects of education in our unique STEM experience will create leaders for a lifetime. I hope you will apply today for a spot at Oakboro Choice STEM school for the 24-25 school year.



Nathan Gray

Principal of Oakboro Choice STEM