Welcome, Estrella Vista STEM Academy families!

We are diligently working to improve school culture. Having the right environment to support student learning is essential. Our goal is to ensure every child has the opportunity to learn in a fair and equitable educational setting. We look forward to collaborating with all stakeholders to foster this expectation.

As a STEM Academy, we believe each child is a treasure with unique gifts, talents, and capabilities. We work collaboratively to discover and nurture those abilities through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We expect all students and staff members to be respectful, dedicated, hardworking, independent thinkers, and problem solvers.

Estrella Vista promotes four core values, which include the following:

  • We are a trusted and established community committed to setting high standards in STEM with integrity and fidelity.
  • We believe in developing responsible global citizens.
  • We strive for every student, staff member, and community member to exhibit the utmost respect in all situations.
  • We believe in building a cooperative and positive team environment conducive to the highest level of STEM learning.

We look forward to having you back in person and participating as a school community. Go Hawks!

A Message from Our Principal

April 2024

Greetings Hawk Families and Community,

We are in our final quarter for this school year filled with all the things that round out our year with more field trips, testing, and soon promotion all heading our way. We always encourage you to connect with your child’s teacher to continue partnering with them to support the success with both schoolwork and state assessments which will be beginning in March for 5th and 8th graders taking AzSci on March 25 and 26. Our 3rd–8th graders will begin with AASA writing on April 8 and then the ELA and math testing the week of April 15. Please ensure you are connected via Remind and following us on our socials to stay on top of the many things we are doing to support, celebrate, and collaborate with all things Hawks are busy doing!

I would like to invite you to consider becoming a volunteer to support all things EV and to consider making a tax credit donation to our school. Your partnership and collaboration are valued and appreciated as we continue to make EV the place to be!

Below are some upcoming dates to be aware of and opportunities to engage with our campus as we grow and build together. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your child’s teacher directly or the school at 623-478-6200.

  • March 18: Welcome Back! First Day of Fourth Quarter Begins!
  • March 21: Kinder Round Up for Incoming Kinders from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • March 22: Honor Roll Assemblies
  • March 25–26: AzSci for 5th and 8th Graders Only
  • March 27: 8th Grade Promotion Mandatory Parent Meeting
  • March 29–April 1: Spring Recess
  • April 5: First Friday and PTSA Spring Fest
  • April 8: AASA Writing for 3rd–8th Grades
  • April 9: EV STEM Showcase at District Office
  • April 15–19: AASA ELA and Math for 3rd–8th Grades
  • April 23: PTSA Meeting at EV


Samantha Armstrong

Samantha Armstrong
Estrella Vista STEM Academy