The Learnatory is a 501(c)3 NoN-Profit educational organization.



Courses Now Delivered Online

Due to recent events regarding the coronavirus, we are in the process of offering many of our STEAM courses in online and webinar formats.  Look for emails regarding the online curriculum.  

Applications Now Being Accepted for The BoardS of Directors

Get Involved

Do you want to use your professional expertise, network, and strong social media presence to elevate your leadership capacity? Consider applying to serve on The Learnatory Board to procure and drive the resources for youth that “unveil potential through exposure” to STEAM and STEAM futures.

Applications are now being accepted for positions on the Board and Junior Board of Directors of The Learnatory, a nonprofit educational organization providing academic development and enrichment in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM).  We are looking for individuals in the New York City and Chicago  areas to devote their time and talent in a leadership position.  The role would assist the organization in rising to the next level in achieving its mission and making a difference in the lives of children.

Feel free to apply or share with your network.


About The Learnatory



The Learnatory is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and developing potential leaders who will make a difference globally.  Through programs offered In-School, After-School, in Home-Schools, on Weekends, in our Summer Camps, and online, The Learnatory, which is based in Brooklyn, New York, has served over 12,000 youth and teens in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City.


The Learnatory offers an unparalleled student experience and a generous financial aid program with over $3 million awarded to more than 98% of our students and campers. The Learnatory offers introductory through advanced interdisciplinary courses in five fields, Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) with a truly global perspective.

The Learnatory staff is engaged with teaching, supporting, and motivating youth to surpass their own expectations. For students who are curious and excited about the world, The Learnatory offers a myriad of opportunities to explore, discover, and build solid futures.   Young people become immersed in some of the most relevant issues of the 21st century.  


The Learnatory began in the summer of 1978 on the campus of the University of Southern California to address the possibility of schools not opening on time due to the initiative called "Proposition 13".  We provided a perfect blend of academic enrichment to keep children's minds sharp and recreational activities for summertime fun.  Since then, the long-running program has seen several success stories.  

Meet former Students Who Are Shaping The world

Award-Winning Copywriter & Animator

Internationally Known Classical Pianist

Finalist for InfluenceHER of the Year


  Austin Paramore 

is a copywriter and animator for Leo Burnett Advertising.  He attended The Learnatory (GenTech in Chicago) from 2011 – 2013 where he produced amazing animated stories. Austin later served as an Intern during the summer camp where he helped younger children tell wonderful stories through animation.

On  February 2, 2020,

a Nintendo commercial written by Austin appeared at the end of the Super Bowl game.  You can see it here:  

Austin’s very first animated stories done at The Learnatory can be found on YouTube:

“It’s A Colorful World”

“Stop This Train” 



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Finalist for InfluenceHER of the Year

Internationally Known Classical Pianist

Finalist for InfluenceHER of the Year


Britney Turner

 is a Social Media Manager and Beauty & Glamour Influencer.

Britney attended The Learnatory (GenTech in Chicago) from 2010 - 2012.  She later wrote the  very first blog we ever had before most people even knew what a blog was.  Today, she is a Social Media Pro!

"So happy to announce that I’m a finalist for the 2019 InfluenceHer of the Year Award by Her Campus Media. I’ve been working so hard on my content and I’m so honored to be a finalist in this category. I’ve come a long way from writing blog posts in my dorm room to now being recognized for all my hard work in this industry. Thank you so much for your support in advance. " 

Internationally Known Classical Pianist

Internationally Known Classical Pianist

Internationally Known Classical Pianist


Joshua Mhoon 

is a musical genius who sometimes missed game design classes for piano practice.  And we now see why!

He attended The Learnatory (known as GenTech in Chicago) from 2012 – 2013 where he blossomed expressing his creativity by making video games with music.  He left us early one Saturday for a music concert - and the rest is history!


After returning from Japan where he was featured on Japanese national TV,  Joshua performed last summer at Carnegie Hall.  In the Spring of 2018, he did a 12-day tour in Germany where he performed to a sold-out audience in Berlin. 

Joshua has performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and Steinway Hall in N.Y. He has opened for the Jackson’s, Ramsey Lewis and TV’s Nick Canon. He has played all over Europe.

See this amazing protege in action here:


 The Learnatory prepares young people for the challenges of 21st-century colleges and careers through project-based, inquiry-based interdisciplinary experiences.   New York City is the latest place where young people are being groomed to fulfill significant roles in the future.   

From Our Parents & Students

Gives My Child An Edge

Gives My Child An Edge

Gives My Child An Edge

 "I am glad that I discovered The Learnatory STEAM Program. I believe that my child has an edge and an advantage that has shifted, if not broadened, his educational path. As a parent, The Learnatory has made me a believer!

I am glad that I have found the right educational fit and I look forward to where it takes my son. This is my child’s pre-college experience. I am so smiling. Why? I see the possibilities into his future. 

Thank you, Learnatory."

Loriann, Daniel's Mom

It's Cool!

Gives My Child An Edge

Gives My Child An Edge

"The Learnatory is pretty cool. If I get up to go to something at 7 am on a Saturday morning, it must be pretty cool!   I’m learning to do things kids my age can’t do like make video games and animations.  I am going to start making Apps for the iPhone soon! I think this is a really good program – and it is fun. No stress."

Gabrielle   16 years old

Thank You!

Gives My Child An Edge

Thank You!

"I am so pleased with The Learnatory and its summer camp!  I like that it offers a wide spectrum of kids, too.  I am so happy with the environment.  It's priceless!  Thank you for the program.   Angels were shining on me the day I found this camp."                                              

                                          Isaiah's Mom


Check out this great video created by Austin Paramore, at the time, just 13 years old.

With absolutely no prior knowledge, he was taught and applied in these real-world 3-D animation skills in 10 days compared to what a college student typically learns in 2 years.   

Today, Austin is a Copywriter and Animator for Leo Burnett Advertising in Chicago.  He created a commercial for Nintendo that played at the end of Super Bowl 2020.

for Academic, Personal, & professional success!

40 Years Of Experience

40 Years Of Experience

40 Years Of Experience


The Learnatory is in its 42nd year having helped over 12,000 students build solid foundations for admission to top colleges and universities.


40 Years Of Experience

40 Years Of Experience


The Learnatory is a pioneer in delivering interactive experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics - STEAM.

Proven Effectiveness

40 Years Of Experience

Proven Effectiveness


The typical student identifies one to two areas of focus and develops solid sills transferable to school and life.  

Learn About STEAM Camps for Grades 2 - 10

The perfect blend of academic enrichment and summertime fun!






 Don't just play games, step directly into them with virtual reality and the Oculus Go. This all-in-one VR system—no wires or cords attached—pairs with Unity, an industry-standard game engine. Create awesome worlds you can see, hear, and lose yourself in. After you've built your experience, take home your designs and your Oculus Go to continue crafting and improving your immersive, interactive virtual realms. 





 CCS Insight provides market information, analysis and intelligence for companies focusing on the mobile and wireless sector around the world.   They predict a wearables market worth $34 Billion by the end of 2020. While invisible to the naked eye, there is a world of wearable technology around us, with multiple applications in retail, automobile, medical, and insurance sectors.  And yet, the vast potential the fashion industry has for wearable technology remains untapped.  So, we're going to tap into it!





  Do you wonder how people become sick; how one person infects another; which organisms cause illness and how they are controlled?  Older campers will explore these and other questions  with an introduction to the pathogens that cause diseases. They will learn the basic structure and function of bacteria, viruses, and parasites.  Present-day epidemics will be examined with some attention given to future epidemic threats.  Younger campers will explore taking vitals and EKGs, components of medical history, bandaging wounds, taking blood pressure, analyze blood types and DNA, explore bandage wrapping and sterilization procedures.   

Learn About Emerging Leaders Workshops for Grades 7 - 10

Using the Engineering Design Process (EDP) and Design of Experiments (DOE) techniques, teens gain insight into the high-demand fields critical in the 21st century.  You will get a jumpstart into STEAM majors and careers in 

App Development



 Cyber Security


Location: St. Joseph College 222 Clinton Avenue Clinton Hill Brooklyn, New York 11205

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