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49ers STEM Leadership Institute

49ers STEM Leadership Institute's Core Values:



The 49ers STEM Leadership Institute, created in partnership with the San Francisco 49ers, the Silicon Valley Education Foundation, and the Santa Clara Unified School District, is a six-year program that prepares students with high academic potential to be outstanding.  The institute aims to inspire and prepare its students to pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) majors at top-tier universities and become the future leaders in their fields.



Program Overview

The program is offered at no cost (inclusive of class time, materials, and additional academic support resources) and is located at Cabrillo Middle School (grades 7-8) and Santa Clara High School (grades 9-12).

All students who apply and are accepted during their 6th grade year will begin the program in 7th grade. Student cohorts enroll full-time at Cabrillo Middle School for the 7th and 8th grades and will continue with their cohort at Santa Clara High School for 9th through 12th grades. Transportation assistance available.

The inaugural year of the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute began in Summer 2014 with a cohort of 60 incoming seventh grade students. Each year, students advance with their cohort to the next grade level and a new cohort of 60 incoming seventh graders will be selected through a competitive application process each year. By the end of the six-year rollout process, there will be a total of 360 students from grades 7 – 12 involved in the program, located at Cabrillo Middle School and Santa Clara High School in the Santa Clara Unified School District.



For more information...

Please visit the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute's website, which has access to general program information, the application process, FAQs, and how to contact us for more information.



For program application information, visit

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Recent Program News

Recent Program News

Students Visit Monterey Bay Aquarium [read full article]

ExploraVision Honorable Mentions [read full article]

Awards from Robotics Competitions [read full article]

Student Magazine Publishes 2nd Issue [read full article]

To see more articles, visit SLI's website's Bulletin page and Highlights and Headlines page


Contact Stan Garber  Stan Garber Principal
Contact Glenna Hall  Glenna Hall Staff
Contact Nelson Hori  Nelson Hori (408) 423-3753 7th & 8th Grade Science
Contact Jennifer Lee  Jennifer Lee (408) 423-3754 Director, 49ers STEM Leadership Institute
Contact Glenn Lillie  Glenn Lillie Teacher
Contact Hope Oliver  Hope Oliver (408) 423-3756 ex: P4 x3783 or P5,6 x3756 7th grade STEM Science Teacher
Contact Pui Ho Tsang  Pui Ho Tsang Teacher
Contact Janet Wu  Janet Wu Staff
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