providence gt steam academy

Launched in summer 2017, the Providence GT STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Academy is a free five-week academic acceleration summer program for Providence Public School students entering grades 5, 6, 7, or 8. Attendance is mandatory; free transportation is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The Providence GT STEAM Academy runs Monday - Friday, July 9 - August 10, from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

"I liked how at the GT STEAM Academy we learned and have fun at the same time." - GT STEAM Academy Student


Nathan Bishop Middle School

101 Sessions St.

Providence, RI 02906

Students who are current 4th, 5th, 6th, or 7th graders in a Providence Public School are eligible to enroll.

Students enrolled in the in-district charter school, Times2 Academy, are eligible to enroll; students in non-district charter schools or private schools are not eligible.

You may enroll all eligible siblings.

Please note:

  • We will likely have more families interested than spots available; complete your paperwork as soon as possible to increase your chances of enrollment.

  • Submitting paperwork does not guarantee your child's spot.

  • Spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis for eligible students.

  • Once a grade level fills, families will be waitlisted.

  • We will confirm enrollment status via email no later than May 31.

  • We will offer busing again this year. Details will be send via email after enrollment.

Please send any questions to We hope to spend the summer with your family!

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The Providence GT STEAM Academy is led by Cynthia Ramirez. Ms. Cynthia is a Providence, RI native, who has dedicated her professional career to education and empowering young people to be the present and future leaders. She has more than 8 years of experience working in this field, helping close the opportunity divide that exists within our communities. Prior to Generation Teach, Ms. Cynthia worked at the Woonsocket Middle and High Schools, where she coordinated and led after-school programs, offering a variety of academic and social enrichment opportunities. In addition, Ms. Cynthia was a leader for Year Up, where she taught and co-designed the Customer Service courses, co-taught Introduction to Computers, led student outreach, recruitment, selection, and worked closely with the local leadership and board, serving as a thought partner on the organization’s strategies and efforts. She holds a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Rhode Island, and a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Rhode Island College.

Email Ms. Cynthia at


The GT STEAM Academy is offered in partnership with and is partially funded by the City of Providence and the PROVIDENCE PUBLIC SCHOOL DEPARTMENT.