Fernan STEM Academy

Where falcons feed on education and no goal's too high where falcons fly!

Fernan Contacts/Hours

Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it."
- George Halas
Mission Statement:
Fernan STEM Academy, as a purposeful community, is dedicated to educating all students to their maximum potential while emphasizing social responsibility in a positive climate.

PrincipalBill Rutherford

Office Manager: Michelle Olson

Office Assistant: Kristi Hagins

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

School Hours:
Mon: 9:55 am - 3:30 pm
Tues - Fri: 8:55 am-3:30 pm

Phone: 208-664-2659

Fax: 208-769-2923



In order to make certain all our students receive appropriate educational supports, Coeur d’Alene School District 271 conducts a mid-year residency verification. Residency is defined as where your family sleeps at night. Has your residency changed since September 8, 2015? If yes AND if any of the following statements are true for your family, please contact your school counselor or the Coeur d’Alene School District Homeless Liaison, James Curb at 208-664-8241 ext. 1061 or jcurb@cdaschools.org for more information about educational services that may be available to your student(s) and family.


·         We are doubled up with friends, grandparents, or other family due to economic conditions.

·         We are living at a motel / hotel because other housing is unattainable.

·         We are living in a domestic violence shelter.

·         We are living in transitional housing.

·         We are sleeping in public places or abandoned buildings.

·         We are living in a car, trailer or campground.

·         We are living in a home for pregnant or unwed mothers without another place in which to live.



I Believe

Poverty disappears when a child walks through the doors of our school


Poverty is not an excuse for failure


If you have a problem address directly, attempt to offer solutions


Every child can learn and meet state benchmarks


Once we teach our building expectations, every child has the ability to follow them


Grit and hard work are more important for a child’s success than DNA or intelligence    


Discipline is more effective than punishment


A child will struggle to learn if he or she has not developed a positive relationship with the educators in our building


Bullying will not happen at Fernan 


Fernan’s Vision


To excite and inspire learners through a rigorous curriculum, using Project Based Learning, which meets the challenges of today’s society focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math as the foundation for critical thinking, experiential learning and creative problem solving.


Fernan’s Mission


Be kind, work hard!     


Fernan’s Motto


Where falcons feed on education; no goal's too high where falcons fly!


Fernan’s Chant

Who are we, Fernan STEM Academy

Scientists discovering worldly possibilities

Using Technology to understand reality  

Engineering things to make them work efficiently

and math which brings it all together!

Who are we, Fernan STEM Academy

We’re Brilliant, We’re Kind and We’re Strong!!!