STEM Programs at The CCNY STEM Institute in New York City

Program Overview

Welcome to the STEM Institute, where innovation, learning, and discovery thrive! Our commitment to excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education is reflected in our diverse range of programs designed to empower students, engage faculty, and inspire staff. To stay informed and connected, we encourage all members of our community to check in regularly for STEM program updates.

Summer Programs at The CCNY STEM Institute

Free Summer Programs

Summer Enrichment Program
Are you looking for an exciting way to spend your summer? Look no further! Our 4-5 week program offers an incredible opportunity to supercharge your learning and have a blast doing it.

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When: Mondays to Thursday 9AM – 4PM (with a 1-hour break for lunch)

What’s on the Menu? 🚀📚🎨
Dive into a world of knowledge with courses that’ll spark your curiosity and supercharge your skills with our specially crafted STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) program. It’s the perfect blend of hands-on activities and immersive learning that will keep you engaged, excited, and inspired all summer long.

🧪 Sciences: From the wonders of General Physics to the magic of General Chemistry.
🎮 Technology: Get hands-on with App Design and Game Design.
🛰️ Engineering: Reach for the stars with Rocketry and explore the future of tech with Robotics.
✍️ Arts & Humanities: Ignite your creativity with Creative Writing, immerse yourself in captivating stories with Reading, and gain financial wisdom with Financial Literacy.
🧮 Maths: Master the world of numbers with Fundamentals of Algebra & Geometry, Advanced Algebra & Trig, Precalculus, and even dive into the realms of Calculus I.

All courses incorporate an exciting research project, and culminate with a poster presentation at our Research Symposium!

Don’t miss this chance to make the most of your summer break. Dive into a world of knowledge, creativity, and fun. Join us for the Summer Enrichment Program and let’s make this summer one for the books!

Spaces are limited, so secure your spot today.

Get ready to level up your summer with us! 🌟📚🔬🚀💡

Free Fall Opportunities at The CCNY STEM Institute

Free Fall Programs

Your Gateway to a World of Learning and Creativity!
Get ready for an exciting journey of discovery, growth, and achievement with our comprehensive 12-Week Program! 

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We’re thrilled to introduce a variety of enriching opportunities for students of all ages:

High School Students: Join us on Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM for a high-impact educational experience that’ll leave you inspired and ready to conquer the world.

Middle Schoolers: You’re in for a treat! We’ve crafted special SHSAT prep classes on Saturdays and After-School courses to help you excel. Don’t miss this chance to get ahead.

After-school Programs: If you’re a Middle Schooler we have tailored programs to ignite your passions and enhance your skills: join us at the CCNY campus on Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM. Your journey towards excellence continues right here!

Satellite High Schools: We’re spreading the love of learning to Wheels Campus and Ellis Prep Academy. Join us on Mon, Wed, Fri from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM. There’s a slot just for you.

Now, let’s dive into a tantalizing preview of the courses that await you:

Sciences: Step into the world of experimentation with Lab-Based General Physics and Lab-Based General Chemistry. It’s not just learning; it’s hands-on adventure!

Technology: Develop your tech wizardry with App Design and Game Design. Create your own digital masterpieces!

Arts & Humanities: Craft your stories with Journalism and gain Financial Literacy that’ll set you up for life’s challenges.

Engineering: Embrace your inner architect with Architecture or reach for the stars with Rocketry.

Test Prep: Prepare for the SHSAT with our top-tier SHSAT Prep course. It’s your key to unlocking the future.

Excited to embark on this educational odyssey? Secure your spot now!

This is your chance to shape your future, embrace your passions, and make friends who share your love for learning.

Get ready to ignite your potential with us! 🚀📚🎨🔬💡

Free Fall Opportunities at The CCNY STEM Institute

Free Spring Programs

Unlock Your Academic Excellence with Our 5-Month Program!

Are you ready to embark on a journey of learning, growth, and achievement?

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We’ve got a dynamic and comprehensive program that’s tailor-made for students of all ages, and it’s bursting with exciting opportunities:

High School Students: Join us on Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM for a fantastic learning experience designed to propel you to new heights. It’s a chance to hone your skills and broaden your horizons like never before.

Middle Schoolers: For middle schoolers, we’ve got something special in store! Our SHSAT prep classes are here to give you that extra edge you need to conquer your middle school years. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to prepare for success.

After-school Programs: At CCNY, we’re creating a dedicated space for middle schoolers to explore their passions and build a strong foundation. Whether it’s Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday, our after-school program from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM has you covered.

Partnership Opportunities: But here’s the exciting part—we’re not just about educating; we’re about collaborating! If you’re part of a NYC Public High School and you’re eager to bring STEM to your school, we’re all ears. Contact us at, and let’s turn possibilities into reality.

Now, let’s give you a sneak peek of the courses that are about to redefine your learning journey:

Test Prep for Grades 6-8: Dive into the world of test preparation for grades 6 to 8. We’ve got the tools to help you conquer Regents Test Prep for Living Environment and Algebra I. Success is yours for the taking.

SHSAT Prep (Starting in March; multi-session Program commitment): Gear up for the SHSAT Test with our specialized prep course, starting in March. It’s your roadmap to a brighter future, and we’re committed to guiding you every step of the way.

Grades 9-12: High schoolers, we’ve got you covered with PSAT Prep, SAT Prep (Math & English), AP Bio, and AP Calculus. Get ready to excel in your academic pursuits!

Other Options: And the adventure doesn’t end there! Explore a world of creativity with App Design, unlock the mysteries of Geometry, design the future with Architecture, and reach for the stars with Rocketry.

Ready to embark on this incredible educational odyssey? The future is bright, and we’re here to help you shape it.

Your academic dreams are just a step away, and we’re here to make them a reality. Get ready to ignite your potential with us! 🚀📚🎓🔬💡

Courses Offered

S – Science

General Physics

General Chemistry

Lab Based Physics

Lab Based Chemistry

Earth Sciences

Living Environment Regents Prep

AP Biology

T- Technology

App Development

3D Printing Design

Game Design / Development

Lego League / First Tech Challenge

E- Engineering/


Arduino Coding



Financial Management


A- Architecture / Arts


Creative writing & Reading 

SAT English Prep

SHSAT English Prep

M- Mathematics

SHSAT Math Prep

PSAT Math Prep

SAT Math Prep

Algebra I Regents Prep

Fundamentals of Algebra & Geometry

Advanced Algebra & Trigonometry


Calculus I

AP Calculus

STEM Program Requirements


A positive attitude towards study.
A passion for the chosen course subject.
An ability to think and work independently.
An ability to persevere and complete tasks.
An inquiring mind.
An ability to work well in groups.

All of our STEM programs are open to students who either live or attend schools throughout NYC with an emphasis on Northern Manhattan.

Refined Program Requirements Based on Grade Level:

SHSAT Test Prep Exclusively for Grades 6 and 7:
Tailored multi-session program commitment designed for optimal preparation until exam date (8th grade year).

Grade-Centric Course Structure:
Courses align precisely with grade levels, ensuring targeted learning.
High-school options cater to grades 9-12, while middle school options are available for grades 6-8.