STEAM & Service

Madrona Middle School focuses on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) to inspire students towards successful careers and life pursuits. Elective courses are held during the instructional day with additional enrichment programs aftershool. Madrona is also home to many service organizations and clubs.  Students are encouraged to participate in many activities that can help shape their future careers in high school, college, and as they grow towards becoming responsible community citizens.

Science Olympiad

Heather Hallsted - Teacher

An elective for grades 6-8. Students prepare for regional, state, and national team events competing in various scientific disciplines such as earth science, biology, chemistry physics, and engineering.  Students must be able to participate in extracurricular events that take place a few Saturday's per year.

Students plan the yearly Family Science Night Activities that take place each April in celebration of Earth Week.

Gateway to Technology/Robotics (gr 8)
Computer Technology (gr 7)


Nancy Ton - Teacher

Eleective courses with an emphasis on providing hands on experiences in the fields of engineering- robotics or computer science.  These courses coordinate directly with Torrance High School in collaboration with Project Lead the Way.  

IMGMath Club

Sajjad Khan - Teacher

Open to all grade levels, this after school clubmeets once per week.  Students learn techniques to hone their skills in solving challenging problems in a variety of mathematical topics in preparation for the yearly Torrance Regional Middle School Math Competition

GATE - Gifted and Talented Education

Heather Hallsted, Lindsey Wooldridge - Advisors

A TUSD program provides that takes place during the Workshop Period on a weekly basis with  hands-on, enrichment activities for all students identified as GATE by TUSD.  Projects include exploration in sciences such as circuitry, solar power, machines, and physics.  Students are also invited to participate in trips such as Astro Camp and/or CIMI Guided Discoveries in Catalina.