Girls STEM School Set to Open in Fall 2020

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Girls-only STEM School to Open in Fayette County

Note: This fall’s application window closes at midnight Feb. 17 (Presidents Day).

Fayette County Public Schools will launch the new Girls STEM School in 2020-21 — confident that supporting girls in science, technology, engineering, and math in their formative years will build their confidence to more eagerly embrace these career pathways. 


The magnet school, which will be housed in the former Linlee Elementary at 2420 Spurr Rd., will initially welcome 150 students in grades K-2 and then add a level every year through eighth grade. The program will cultivate an environment where girls are encouraged to indulge their STEM interests through fun, accessible, and interactive project-based learning. Districtwide bus transportation will be available, and after-school programs are in development.

STEM Splash Event
February 11, 2020

  • FCPS, in partnership with the University of Kentucky’s College of Education, will offer a Splash! event where families can find out more about the new Girls STEM School.
  • This session runs 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 11 at Consolidated Baptist Church, 1625 Russell Cave Rd. (old fellowship hall).
  • The evening will feature STEM demonstrations for children, free pizza, an application booth, and staff on hand to answer questions.


The Fall 2020 application window closes at midnight Feb. 17 (Presidents Day).

Additional Information

The district will use a weighted lottery to ensure that 50 percent of the students accepted are economically disadvantaged girls of color. Offer notifications will go out to families Feb. 21, and they will have a week to respond. Families of incoming kindergarteners not selected for Girls STEM School will need to register as new students at their districted elementary school


Fayette County Public Schools Girls STEM School