Nexus STEM Academy Elementary School
Nexus STEM Elementary prepares scholars to be innovators, collaborators and problem solvers by empowering them with strong academic knowledge, 21st century skills, personal values and self-confidence to succeed in our ever-changing world.
With schools failing, families filing for bankruptcy and foreclosure, and businesses leaving a struggling community in Memphis, TN, Yetta Lewis and Derwin Sisnett saw a need for education and community revitalization. They worked to develop a community-based school that would address both.
Gestalt means “a whole greater than the sum of its parts.” We aim to integrate education and community, working with partners to achieve more than any of us could alone: a true gestalt.