On-Site S.T.E.M. Program

For grades 4–8 (ages 9–13).

This term-based program focuses on S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, and math) related project work. It is designed to allow students the opportunity to tackle real-world, inquiry and problem-based activities as well as build experience working as a member of a team.

This program allows students to:

  • Be innovative, creative, and to explore new models and theories in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.
  • Design and build an invention.
  • Explore the requirements and skills of an inventor.
  • Learn about the innovations, achievements, and contributions made in S.T.E.M. by BIPOC inventors.


  • This is a subsidized program.
  • Students can register at any time before and during the term. Registration is open until each class is filled.
  • Open to students in grades 4-8 (ages 9–13).
  • Program materials will be provided to students.
  • The STEM program is available for three 8-week terms during the 2022- 2023 school year, and are held at Tropicana Community Services offices at 1385 Huntingwood Drive, Scarborough. Classes are every Saturday from 1:30 -2:30 p.m.
    • Fall Term: October 29 – December 17 – Full
    • Winter Term: January 14 – March 4
    • Spring Term: March 21 – May 13
  • There will be no classes on Family Day, March Break, Easter Monday, and Victoria Day.
  • A representative from TAST Academy will facilitate the program classes.
  • A certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of each term.
  • Spaces are limited.

Program Goals:

  • Provide students with the support, resources, and tools needed to develop their interest and abilities in the study of S.T.E.M.
  • Build self-confidence, self-respect, and enthusiasm for education.
  • Help students build strong studying and learning techniques.
  • Encourage students to develop strong collaborative and team-building skills.
  • Educate students on the members of the BIPOC community that have contributed to the field of STEM.


If you have any questions, please email