Estrella Educational Foundation
Advancing Student Achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Estrella Educational Foundation

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Estrella Educational Foundation (EEF) provides private-school educational experiences in the areas of science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine (STEM²) to public school students (ninth through twelfth grade) free of charge. 

Our network of schools offers parents educational choice in college preparatory academics with advanced STEM curriculums that help students develop the skills necessary for college and career success.

A Message from Our CEO/Superintendent

Ruben B. GutierrezWelcome to Estrella Educational Foundation, where every child deserves the best! Here, high-quality education, coupled with the right resources, creates opportunities for student success today, in fields of higher learning, and throughout life. At Estrella, our mission is simple. Everything we do is guided by our passion for student achievement.

We believe every child should have access to a high-quality education, yet, in many communities, limited resources restrict student services. EEF has committed to changing that. We champion the development of STEM curriculums (and charter schools) in underserved areas to give all students the tools they need to compete in our 21st century marketplaces.

It is my pleasure and privilege to work with the innovators who brought MIT (a STEM² charter school) to the students of south Phoenix, and I look forward to breaking ground on our new facility in Yuma, Arizona soon. I invite you to learn more about who we are and how we can help spur educational achievement in your community. 


Dr. Ruben B. Gutierrez