DREAM. THINK. CREATE. STEM.

Classes

Through our research and our instructors' experience, we have developed three highly interactive courses that engage children in this age group (third through eighth grade) and challenge them to expand their view of the world.

Robotics

Students learn basic engineering, research, teamwork and presentation skills by participating in the highly acclaimed FIRST LEGO League Robotics competition.

Coding

Students use portable Raspberry Pi 2 devices to learn the basics of coding with MIT’s Scratch Programming language.

Mathematics

Students get a great introduction to algebra and advanced math concepts in our Math Circles, which are based on the Eastern European or “Russian Math” model.

Vision

Our goal is to create and environment where learning about math, science and technology is fun and exciting, both for the advanced student seeking new challenges and for the ones that might need a little help.

About

Giving our students a head start

NW Saturday Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2014 to inspire, encourage, and support underrepresented youth in the District of Columbia to explore science, technology, engineering, & math (STEM) educational and career opportunities.

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OUR TEAM

NW Saturday Academy is a parent-run, non-profit organization that seeks to bring enhanced out-of-school-time learning opportunities to elementary school children in the District of Columbia.
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Christopher Alexander

Founder and President
Christopher has been a driving force behind the effort to unite the elementary schools of Ward 4 with a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) focus. Professionally, Christopher has served public and private sector clients as an Information Technology specialist and currently works as a Database Engineer for a local education publisher. A New Jersey native, Christopher has a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia, where he was also a three year starter on the Men’s Basketball team that competed in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight on multiple occasions.

Joshua Hertzberg

Vice-President

Carla Ferris

Secretary/Tresurer

Aeva Doomes

Director

Angela Christophe

Director

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