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About SCCS

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.

Students

Two classrooms at each grade level; 18-21 students per class

Enrollment: 270 total; 136 girls, 134 boys

Northampton residents: 61%
Easthampton/Holyoke/Southampton residents: 19%
Amherst residents and other communities: 20%
Children of Smith College employees: 17%
Children without Smith affiliation: 83%
Minority enrollment: 17%

Faculty

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

Teaching staff: 34 (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

Tuition

Kindergarten Grade 6: $10,325
5th grade fee $150
6th grade fee $450

Wednesday Afternoon Program Kindergarten Grade 6: $860


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 Fees

Wednesday Afternoon Program:

$365 fall, $495 spring*
$365 spring for those participating in ski program

After School Program:
K-1 After School Program:
$140 per day, fall (2,3,4 day option)*
$170 per day, spring (2,3,4 day option)*
2-6 After School Program: $80 per session

*Fees for fall and spring reflect the different length of fall and spring semesters.

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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First Graders study insects
News & Notices:
Open House on SATURDAY, JANUARY 24th, 9:30 am - 11:00 am for prospective kindergarten through sixth grade students and their families. For more information - click here

INSECTS AS ENGINEERS:
Our first graders are studying how insect adaptations solve problems within the environment. Insects must build colonies, cut leaves, haul materials, and defend themselves from predators. Our budding scientists study how insect bodies resemble the meshing parts of simple machines in order to fly like mosquitos, zip across water like a water strider, tunnel like ants, and cut, carry and chew vegetation. In addition, they are studying the insect drawings of the German artist Maria Sybell Merian and then studying insects and creating their own sketches. Click here for more.


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