Three words describe the culture of STEMCivics : caring, collaborating, and community.

STEMCivics believes students and staff members perform at their best when they feel nurtured, when they have the opportunity to continually develop academically, socially, emotionally, professionally, and athletically. Thus, the environment at STEMCivics is one in which people demonstrate genuine care for each other, supporting one another, as we all move to the next level in everything we do.  Culture can't be mandated; it can be only modeled.

STEMCivics believes the power of many is greater than the power of one. Collaboration is embedded in the project- and career-based learning activities at STEMCivics. Students and staff members collaborate with students and staff from other schools, as well as learn from mentors and volunteers from our friends and partner organizations.

STEMCivics believes citizens have a responsibility to enhance the lives of members of its community on the local, level, national, and global levels. Many projects at STEMCivics are designed to benefit Trenton and will be easily replicated to benefit other communities. Further, STEMCivics participates in projects in developing countries, as students and staff members travel abroad in life-shaping activities.