LAUNCH your child to their full nerd potential with our in-person Summer STEM classes! Your nerd will thrive as they learn about highly engaging STEM topics through metric tons of exciting hands-on activities!
June 7 & July 30
at Eduprize (Gilbert) & Heartwood (Mesa)
measures we are taking
UPDATE May 4th, 2021: We will still require masks for everyone on campus, regardless of changes in state or city mask mandates. Face Shields are not allowed as a mask substitute.
We follow the science – we are nerds, after all – and keep up to date on the most effective safety measures and strategies as reported by the CDC.
We know we are working with kids (who get excited about nerdy stuff!), and we will strive to maintain social distance of 3 feet (CDC recommendation for schools) and routinely wash hands in the classroom as much as possible. Our classes are built around community, discussion, and working together, but with small classes of only 12 nerds and huge classrooms, kids will have plenty of space to spread out while working and building!
We also think it is critical to have transparency and communication with parents regarding any COVID exposure on campus. In the event that there is an exposure during your class and it is cancelled, or your child is unable to attend because they are sick, we are completely willing to work with you on a reschedule or prorated refund. Regardless, we will work with you on a solution. We are in this together!
Chandler · Gilbert · Mesa
Summer is back! We are going to be at 2 amazing locations this summer, Heartwood Montessori in Mesa (Mesa Dr/Main) and Eduprize (Stapley/Baseline) in Gilbert.
Eduprize – Gilbert (June 7 – July 9)
1383 E Baseline Rd Gilbert, AZ 85233
Heartwood – Mesa (June 28 – July 30)
207 N Mesa Dr, Mesa, AZ 85201
Desert Sun – Chandler · unfortunately not this year.
Grades 1-3 & 4-7
(Mon-Fri, AM or PM)
(kids to teacher)
Sign up for week long classes individually in AM or PM sessions.
Attend all day and stay for lunch by signing up for an AM and a PM class!
Take as many classes as you want to build your own summer.
Please drop off no earlier than 10 minutes before class, and please pick up your child on time. We do not provide before or after care. Procedures may vary by location. View our Locations page for specific details.
Sign up for classes ala carte style to work with your schedule. Sign up for as many classes as you want! If you choose to sign up for both AM & PM classes, a supervised lunch is held from 12pm - 1pm.
Every Kiddo Bring:
Water Bottle & Snack.
We strongly suggest each child have a water bottle and a snack. We have snack breaks during each class.
All-Day Kiddos Bring:
Please pack a lunch.
We have a supervised lunch that takes place between 12pm - 1pm.
Only for kiddos staying all day. Lunch is not provided, so be sure and pack your own lunch and snacks. Nerds that stay all day will be supervised for this time. You do NOT need to pick them up and drop them back off for their afternoon class.
How we run classes at each grade level.
Our Little Nerd classes are engaging and exciting and vary greatly in content and structure, but in some form there is always an engaging, interactive lesson from the teacher, guided practice, and independent or small group work with help and support from peers and staff.
We usually begin the day with a team building activity and move into our first lesson. Next is a hands-on activity or project. Halfway through the class, kids will take a brief recess and snack break. A second lesson follows break and the kids will do another project/activity or continue one they were working on.
Bottom line: It's hands-on, interactive, fun learning.
Our Big Nerds classes have 2 types: regular classroom classes and computer lab* classes. The regular classroom classes run very similarly in format to the Little Nerds classes, essentially lesson, building/work, break, lesson, building/work. It's always fun and engaging with hands-on projects!
Our computer lab* classes are Graphic Design, Virtual Reality, Coding Games, and 3D Printing. All of them require design or coding software that we provide account access for. The class will be based around learning that software to design or code the assigned projects. In addition to instruction on the software, all of these classes include lessons about how to connect what we are learning to the real world. There may be some building of physical projects mixed in, and we will certainly take breaks, but the majority of the class is spent working in the lab.
*We strongly recommend against taking 2 computer lab classes in the same week. It’s too much sitting and screen time! Mix and match with a non-computer lab class if your nerd stays all day!
Every Friday, friends and families are invited in 40mins before class ends for a presentation by students about what they have learned. Families get a chance to interact with what the nerds have created and built over the week.
For Friday AM Classes, arrive at 11:20 AM For Friday PM Classes, arrive at 3:20 PM
Due to COVID, we will not hold Showcases in-person for 2021. We are working on a virtual way to still share our projects with our families!
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