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Where Engineering Meets Imagination©

Challenge Island® is the Official Home of STEAMbuilding® and STEAM Teams®
The Challenge Island Difference

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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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"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 help 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.


Research shows that a Challenge-Island-palm-tree-like ability to 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."


Award-Winning STEAM Programs

Hi, We're Dr. Prisca Rodríguez and María C. Bonet!

Owners of Challenge Island Puerto Rico

La Dra. Rodríguez se especializó en currículo e instrucción. Ha sido maestra, profesora, administradora, maestra mentor, jefe de departamento y cordinadora de programas k-12. Durante dos décadas ha enseñado en entornos tradicionales, no tradicionales, en línea, y combinados en K-12 y universidad.

Es autora de artículos de educación y ha sido oradora y presentadora internacional. Ella se esfuerza por ayudar a los estudiantes a ver su potencial y usarlo para aprender y convertirse en agentes de cambio. También se compromete con ellos de maneras que crean conciencia sobre los problemas sociales y fomentan la resolución democrática de problemas. Decidió traer el programa de Challenge Island a Puerto Rico para proveer oportunidades educativas únicas a lxs niñxs de la isla, especialmente en el área oeste.

María Bonet, MLS

Propietaria y Administradora

María Bonet Cruz tiene una maestría en bibliotecología de la Universidad del Sur de Florida. Durante casi dos décadas, ella ha enseñado destrezas de investigación y alfabetización en tecnología en entornos K-12 y a nivel universitario.


STEAM + Reading = STREAM!

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Challenge Island Featured in IFA Oscar Ad During the 2023 Academy Awards!


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Challenge Island is Included on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 for the 6th Year in a Row!


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Challenge Island is Included on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 for the 6th Year in a Row!


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Challenge Island Ranks #188 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Global Franchises List


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