We are a fully STEAM powered lighthouse school and by harnessing our strong focus and commitment to the Sciences and The Performing Arts we engage students and provide them with the most powerful 21st Century skills.

Full STEAM ahead

Student Voice is integral to the success of the school, we take students' opinions and passions extremely seriously. Students said they wanted the Sciences and The Arts. Darwin Middle School has added the "A" to STEM and we are proud to be going full STEAM ahead.

We are the leading, STEAM provider within the Northern Territory context with extensive science laboratories, robotics, science and engineering, arts and mathematics programs and services being integral to the school’s operations.


3 in 4 of the fastest growing occupations require science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related skills and knowledge.

Powerful 21st Century skills

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are recognised as the most powerful 21st Century skill sets for a leading educational experience, ensuring that our students are well positioned to embrace future opportunities intrinsically intertwined with their contemporary identity and life journey.

Our focus will engage students and equip them with critical thinking, problem solving, creative and collaborative skills. This will ultimately establish connections between the school, work site, community and the global economy.

Our students are also passionate and creative. We recognise that The Arts is crucial in fostering creative and innovative minds. As the leading CBD middle school in the Northern Territory we cater to highly articulate people who have passions and skills as artists, instrumentalists and desires to participate in thespian activities.

Employment in STEM is growing 2x faster than other occupations.


Students who play a musical instrument are 4 times more likely to be recognised for academic achievement.