A2 Steam @ Northside is a K-8 school in the Ann Arbor Public Schools. It is located at 912 Barton Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48105. Megan Fenech is the school principal, with Brooke Stidham as assistant principal.

Phone: 734-994-1958

School website: http://www.a2schools.org/a2steam

PTO website: http://www.a2steampto.org

Path to STEAM

Northside School was formerly a K-5 elementary school in the AAPS district. In response to dwindling enrollment at Northside the school was converted to K-8 enrollment with a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) focus. The A2 STEAM curriculum debuted at Northside in the 2014-2015 school year with around 400 students - including new sixth grade classes. 2015 saw the addition of seventh grade, with eighth grade enrollment beginning in Fall 2016.


1939: What was known then as Northside School opens. Katherine E. Harrington becomes it's first principal and serves in that position until 1961.

A2 STEAM in the News:

Full STEAM ahead for Ann Arbor's Northside Elementary

First day of school: STEAM program at Northside draws in new students 

The New Northside

A2 STEAM at Northside students help design school playground