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Where Engineering Meets Imagination©

Challenge Island® is the Official Home of STEAMbuilding® and STEAM Teams™
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Palm Tree Pillars

The Foundational Pillars of our Program that Make Challenge Island the Go-To Choice for Millions of Parents and Educators

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STEM + ART = STEAM

"To develop a complete mind, study the science of art; study the art of science; realize that everything connects to everything else." - Leonardo DaVinci

21st Century Skills

We foster the fundamental skills kids need to thrive today and tomorrow including creativity, collaboration, communication, flexibility and leadership.

Higher Level Thinking Skills

Our programs promote deep, critical, analytical and creative thinking abilities in kids which helps ensure their long-term academic and professional success.

Project Based Learning

Our STEAM Teams engage in collaborative, inquiry-based, student-driven learning grounded in real world connections and meaningful problem-solving.

Island Destinations

Whimsical island ambience combined with cross-curricular themes make the Challenge Island experience an unforgettable adventure.

Social-Emotional Learning

We foster the social and emotional intelligence children need to form healthy relationships, make positive choices and find fulfillment in life.

Resilience

Research shows that a Challenge-Island-palm-tree-like ability be flexible and strong through life’s ”storms” is far more essential to future success than IQ.

Steam Teams

No child is an island which is why kids tackle our hundreds of proprietary challenges by combining their strengths with those of a STEAM Team of friends.

Screen Free Fun

Our programs provide digital native kids the precious opportunity to connect with their peers face-to-face and discover the wonders of the world, undeterred by devices.

"One thing that makes Challenge Island a standout is what it lacks. You’ll find no screens or digital devices in a Challenge Island after-school class, camp or family night. Instead, kids working together in STEAM Teams, are encouraged to use imagination, teamwork, and problem-solving skills to come up with creative solutions to challenges using a treasure-chest full of low-tech supplies."

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Hi, I’m Aishwarya!

Owner of Challenge Island Frisco - NW Plano
I'm Aishwarya Srinivasan, a Communications professional with a passion for early education. I started my career as a journalist in India, and moved to Canada to work in several communication roles in the corporate sector. My love for teaching and engaging young minds stems from the time I spent as a volunteering teacher during my university days. That love turned into passion once I became a mother myself. It made me realize how much I enjoyed being in the space of early education. When we moved to Texas three years ago, it gave me the time to explore and understand the industry. A thorough search led me to Challenge Island. It did not take much longer after my initial call with Robin Bergeron to be sure that I wanted to be part of such an amazing organization. While STEM is definitely a buzz word in the industry, what stood out for me was that Challenge Island combines art (STEAM) into its curriculum. It is exciting to be able to give the kids and their families, a wholesome experience as they become a Challenge Islander. I live in Frisco with my husband and six-year-old son. When I'm not researching or keeping my son busy, you can find us exploring different cities and cuisines; or powering through movie marathons.
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