“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, hands-on, and creative.

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

Expected Student Outcomes

  • Ability to think creatively, logically and systematically to solve challenging problems.

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 Engineering classes are limited to 16 students per classroom, with no more than 12 students per teacher/coach.

Try a Class

If you would like your child to try a Starfire class, we ask that you register and pay online. If after attending two classes, you feel that the class is not the right fit for your child we will gladly issue a refund for the full cost of the remaining classes. Unfortunately we are unable to process refunds for withdrawals after the two week trial period.


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!