Our Mission:

Inspiring a love of science and creating opportunity for diverse children and youth. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEM.


The Elementary Institute of Science (EIS) turned 60 in 2024 and we can’t wait to celebrate with all of you!

Join us on Thursday September 26th at the San Diego Central Library for an evening celebrating six decades of inspiring young minds and fostering a love for science and technology. Don’t miss out on this milestone event – mark your calendars and spread the word!

Learn More: eisca.org/celebrate

Wiki Inspire

This July, EIS is excited to partner with VentureKids Canada, a Canadian nonprofit that teaches underserved youth business and coding skills.

Find out how to sign up and learn how to create & edit wikipedia pages!

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Programs the Elementary Institute of Science Offers

Science Fuels
The Future

From clean drinking water to self-driving cars, careers in science and engineering have grown three times faster than any other industry during the last decade. San Diego is one of the top 15 U.S. cities for these careers, and EIS is committed to increasing the access San Diego students have to these opportunities. Our programs empower students to build the skills that set them up for success in these and other areas of their lives: curiosity, observation, problem-solving, teamwork and leadership through education.

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For Parents

See class schedules, FAQs, deadlines and other resources to help your child get the most out of EIS.

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What Our Students Think of EIS

EIS has been a very positive experience for my daughter Sophia. She is excited to go every week and I’m happy that she’s learning while doing something she loves.

Luis H (Sophia, 8)

Danika has learnt so many topics at EIS. She also loves her instructors and is looking forward to registering for the spring programs.

Lesean G (Danika, 7)

This was my son’s 3rd year doing EIS, and he loves it everytime! Every time I pick him up he can’t wait to tell me about the neat projects he did. He is really enthusiastic about learning new things

Denise V (Shawn, 10)

Support EIS

Support from individuals, community organizations, businesses and other partners is fundamental to the pursuit of EIS’s mission. See how you can contribute.

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What’s Going On at EIS

June 2024 Newsletter

Upcoming Event: Celebrate 60 Years with EIS! EIS is excited to celebrate 60 years of serving local students with hands-on learning, field trips, career exploration, and school partnerships. More information…
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May 2024 Newsletter

During spring break, fourth and fifth grade students from the Lincoln cluster participated in field trips to La Jolla and Mt. Soledad. They explored marine science topics and participated in…
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April 2024 Newsletter

Alumni Story: Arveal Johnson Looks Back at EIS Arveal Johnson, formerly Keetch, and her sister Joy were part of Tom Watt’s after-school science club while attending Ocean View Elementary. Their mother…
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Elementary Institute of Science
608 51st Street
San Diego, CA 92114