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Serving Advanced and Gifted Students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine

Intellectually Diverse

MIT is a STEM school for students in grades 7–12. We offer many exciting classes including robotics, drones, 3D printing, engineering, advanced science, and mathematics.

Driven By Excellence in Education

MIT combines the academic rigor of a demanding curriculum with mandatory parental involvement to prepare students for exciting educational opportunities in the STEM fields.

Collaborative Innovation

MIT is the product of an innovative collaboration between academic leaders at Riverside School District #2 and the Estrella Educational Foundation who are committed to advancing the principles of scholarship into a STEM-focused program.

Globally Focused

Students with the fortitude to commit to a strict code of conduct will know that their academic focus will be challenging and encompass a global perspective. MIT students participate in a progressive STEM curriculum in preparation for advanced degrees and rewarding careers.

We have many exciting internship opportunities available for our students.
Our student clubs and organizations give students an opportunity to get involved, give back to the community, and meet other students who share the same passions and academic interests.
Curriculum and instructional support helps all students reach their learning potential. MIT teachers and leaders create curriculum, instruction, and assessments that are rigorous, integrated, and aligned to Arizona College and Career Readiness standards and international standards. All MIT classes incorporate communication skills, encourage innovation, and require critical thinking, problem solving, and peer collaboration. Students master reading and writing skills, ensuring they are academically prepared for college and career success.
MIT administration believes that college graduation is a leading indicator of future career success. MIT believes that by providing students with a rigorous curriculum, highly effective instruction, support, and a school culture that values higher education, MIT students will apply, enroll, and have the necessary skills to complete their college education.
MIT is a STEM school in the Riverside School District designed for advanced students. If you are currently a student in the Riverside School District (or the parent of a child in the district) interested in robotics, drones, 3D printing, engineering, or science, then this is the school for you!
  • High GPA (3.5 or greater)
  • Maturity to handle a college schedule (recommendation from Kings Ridge staff)
  • Ability to manage a demanding curriculum
  • Fortitude to manage a zero-tolerance code of conduct
  • Mandatory parent involvement
  • Strict uniform policy (lab coats required in all research labs)
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MIT faculty members bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to our classrooms and labs.
Estrella Educational Foundation is committed to the mission of improving student achievement by providing options and resources to parents who would like to send their children to a school with an advanced curriculum for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
Come see for yourself why MIT is the place for you. We welcome you to come visit our beautiful campus. Give us a call at (602) 272.0006 to schedule your tour.
Our rigorous academic program was developed with the serious, motivated student in mind. Ours is a culture that values education at all levels and provides the instruction and support to prepare students for higher education.
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“MIT students get the benefit of advancing their studies in a safe and enriching environment where their academic needs can be met with challenging programs alongside like-minded classmates.” -Mr. Gilla, Advanced Math and Science Teacher
“I go to MIT because of the engineering and computer science background we can receive here, and that will help us in future careers.” - Jocelyn, Student
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