“The goal of a designer is to listen, observe, understand, sympathize, empathize, synthesize and glean insights.” Design thinking is a strategy for solving problems through creativity, and innovation. The Starfire Design Thinking class is collaborative, creative, and hands-on.

Learning happens through finding innovative solutions to real world problems. Classes are facilitated by passionate highly skilled professionals.

Learn more about design thinking at the website for REDLab at Stanford University Graduate School of Education.

Starfire Teaching Methods and Curriculum
Starfire classes foster a growth mindset, grit, teamwork, and empathy in a fun, emotionally, intellectually safe and supportive learning environment. Starfire teachers’ inspire intellectual and personal growth in their students. The teachers love what they do and their passion is contagious.

What are the Starfire teacher-coaches' qualifications?
Starfire teacher-coaches are highly qualified math and engineering professionals and teachers with degrees from Stanford University, University of California and other excellent academic institutions.

Small Class Size
The Starfire Art & Design classes maintain a student to teacher ratio of 12 students to one teacher with no more than 16 students per class.

Starfire Try a Class and Cancellation Policy

If you would like your child to try a Starfire class, please register and pay online. If you feel that Starfire is not the right fit, you may withdraw your student within the first two weeks of class.

Cancellation Fee

A cancelation fee equal to the cost of two classes plus a $25 processing fee will be applied, and the balance of the registration fee will be refunded. 

The cancellation fee applies to all eligible refunds. Cancellations made after the two week trial period are not eligible for a refund.  

Starfire is able to offer a limited number of scholarships intended only for students with a financial need who would not otherwise be able to participate. If your family is able to pay for after school classes, please allow others to utilize the scholarships!

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