Navajo is a Cognia STEM Certified School

  • To become Cognia STEM certified, Navajo underwent a rigorous review of the school and was scored in four domains: STEM communitySTEM learning culture, STEM students’ experiences and STEM outcomes. This review was the culmination of a long, arduous and very thoughtful multi-year process that included students, teachers and community members alike, planning and engaging in interdisciplinary STEM learning experiences that are future-focused and rich in real-world problem-solving, which in turn helps our educators to develop critical thinkers engaged in meaningful inquiry and a deeper level of understanding. This process included peer observations and hundreds of artifacts demonstrating their proficiency in the 16 Cognia STEM standards.

Academic Programs

  • Navajo is a Cognia STEM-accredited school offering 21st-century skills that prepare children for the future using critical thinking integrated through curriculum content areas.

    What is STEAM? STEAM is learning that engages all students in collaborating design thinking for real-world problem solving through science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

    Why STEAM? Ninety-three percent of STEAM occupations have wages above the national average and 80% of future jobs will require a STEAM education.

    Is STEAM right for my child? Does your child enjoy experimenting, creating or building? Our students excel in the hands-on learning philosophy a STEAM education provides.


    • Cognia STEM-accredited school
    • 21st-century learning for every child, every day which includes; critical thinking, exploration, discovery, articulation of ideas, and problem-solving
    • Academic after-school program in partnership with the City of Scottsdale at a low cost
    • Multiple after-school enrichment clubs offered at no cost
    • Before school Early Bird care starting at 7:15 am daily at no cost
    • Parent Teacher Organization
    • Dads’ Club Organization
    • Positive behavior interventions and support
    • iTeach AZ partner school
    • Interventionists that cater to gifted needs and help those that may need extra assistance
    • Innovator's Lab for class projects to allow for designing, building and engineering
    • Integrated interdisciplinary units of study to dig deeper into concepts for greater understanding
    • Close ties with the City of Scottsdale trying to make the school and community a wonderful place
    • Music
    • Art
    • Technology
    • Physical Education
    • Band and Strings

STEAM at Navajo