Elementary Institute
of Science

The mission of the Elementary Institute of Science is to nurture the intellectual curiosity of San Diego’s students by providing hands-on learning experiences to further their understanding of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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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.

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Spanning from elementary to high school students, EIS after-school and day-camp programs cover topics such as chemistry, computer science, engineering, sustainability, geology, marine sciences, physics, biology, photography and more.

EIS programs welcome both indivividual children and entire classrooms to get more involved in science. Find the program for your student or students at EIS!

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

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

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

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