Vision and Mission

  • Our Vision

    Washington STEAM Magnet Academy (WSMA) provides an innovative signature program in Northwest Pasadena that nurtures a diverse cadre of students who are equipped with the communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity skills necessary to be successful in the 21st Century.
    WSMA students will promote to high school with a passion for extensive experiences in discovering, inventing and designing. WSMA will be a school where all students are engaged in learning rigorous standards-based curriculum and skills that are relevant to their lives and to their future success.

    Our Mission

    We will provide an inclusive STEAM program to add diversity and eliminate the achievement gap by employing highly trained, qualified teachers. We will increase student enrolment and equip Washington STEAM Magnet Academy students with the critical 21st Century skills required for successful citizenship.
    WSMA will engage students by maintaining a rigorous, integrated, problem based learning environment. WSMA will provide an interdisciplinary curriculum that infuses Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics to understand complex problems, develop potential solutions and prepare the next generation of innovators. Our aim is to inspire students to pursue careers in areas such as engineering, health sciences, and computer sciences.
    By strengthening the middle school curriculum, we will also better prepare an increasing number of students for Pasadena Unified School District’s high school Pathway options including Engineering and Environmental Science at Muir, Health Careers at Blair, and Computer Science at Pasadena High School