Founded in 1926, the Smith College Campus School is a coeducational day school enrolling students from Northampton and the surrounding communities in grades K through 6.


Two classrooms at each grade level; 16-21 students per class

Enrollment: 260 total

Northampton residents: 62%
Easthampton/Holyoke/Southampton residents: 18%
Amherst residents and other communities: 20%
Children of Smith College employees: 20%
Children without Smith affiliation: 80%
Minority enrollment: 19%


Adult/student ratio (including teaching interns):
1:7 in grades K through 1; 1:10 in grades 2 -6

Teaching staff: 32 (including classroom teachers and teachers of special subjects)

Curriculum and Resources

In addition to language arts, mathematics, science and social studies, emphasis is placed on the teaching of visual arts, music (vocal and instrumental), physical education, computer and technology skills, library skills and Spanish.

Curricular resources include the Smith College Museum of Art, the Smith College Botanic Gardens, the Smith College athletic facilities, and Smith College faculty members, laboratory facilities and cultural programs.

Community service projects are undertaken at each grade level.

School Year

Early September through May.

School Hours

Kindergarten Grade 6
8:30 a.m. 2:45 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:30 a.m. noon, Wednesday


2015-16 Kindergarten Grade 6: $11,380.00
5th grade fee $160
6th grade fee $480

Eligible Smith College employees receive a discount of up to 25% on Campus School tuition. Please contact the Office of Admission for details.

After School Programs

The Campus School offers after school programs for an additional fee. For more details and pricing, please contact the school directly.

The Wednesday Afternoon Program is available for an additional fee to children in grades K-6 from noon to 2:45, 4:45 and 5:15. The program provides a balance of recreational time and more structured projects and activities and opportunities to interact with a range of children.

Kids Club provides an atmosphere for students that is both nurturing and engaging. It offers children opportunities to develop and grow through a variety of settings including choice time, outdoor play, themed projects and structured activities. Our program is designed to harness student creativity and to develop interests through experiential learning and play.

The Explorations Program offers students the opportunity to explore new interests or to expand their knowledge and skills in current interests. Offerings include robotics, filmmaking, cooking, visual arts, theater and drama. Students enrolled in the Explorations Program have the choice of pursuing a variety of topics in the Open Option which includes art, science, physical activity, board games and more. A supervised homework center is also available each day during this time.

Participation in the Campus School by Smith College Students

Smith College students participate in the Campus School in a variety of ways which include observation, student teaching and collaborative research projects with Smith faculty. They follow guidelines developed to protect the learning, the privacy and the well being of the children. Student teachers work within the context of the classroom and curriculum and are closely supervised by classroom teachers.

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News & Notices:
Open House on January 23, 2016 from 9:30 to 11:00 AM. All prospective students and their families are welcome! Come explore classrooms, see what our students are learning, and meet teachers, administrators and current parents. For more information - click here

Frontline Design: Campus School Teachers Help Shape New Care Curriculum:
 Read this article written by Barbara Solow, the associate director of Smith College Media Relations. She chronicles how a core group of our faculty have worked on developing a curriculum focused on the qualities described by Dan Goleman in his lecture last week as being critical to education: compassion, attention, self-regulation, and empathy. Click here for more.


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