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Welcome to Fort Worth STEAM Academy

A 6th-8th Middle School in Fort Worth Proposed to Open in 2026

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Our mission is to prepare all middle school students for success in high school, college, and career through a STEAM focused education, a joyful culture of high expectations, and robust community partnerships.


Our vision is that Fort Worth STEAM Academy students will receive an exceptional education that allows them to pursue careers in STEAM fields and become productive members of their communities in Fort Worth and beyond.

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Our Core Values


We consistently deliver top notch results in a sustainable fashion.


We work collaboratively to attain ambitious goals.


We build on our successes and learn from our setbacks.


We always consider our #1 stakeholders, students, in every decision we make.


We turn challenges into opportunities by finding new ways to solve problems.   

Meet Our Founder

Nicholas Ditto is a transformational school leader who is dedicated to ensuring all students’ success. For over 10 years, he has served as a teacher, an instructional coach, and most recently, the founding principal of IDEA Rise College Prep. IDEA Rise College Prep is a middle school and high school located in the Las Vegas Trails neighborhood of Fort Worth.

Under his leadership, the school received an “A” rating from TEA and was recognized as a “Best Middle School” from US News & World Report. During the 21-22 and 22-23 school year, IDEA Rise College Prep was one of the highest performing schools in the City of Fort Worth.

Nicholas is currently a BES Fellow and the founder of Fort Worth STEAM Academy, a public charter middle school proposed to open in August of 2026. The school will be tuition free and open to all kids.

Nicholas Ditto

Our Partners

Proud member of the

Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce

Proud member of the

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Hispanic Chamber of Commerce logo

Proud member of the

Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce
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