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2015-16

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; 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%

Faculty

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

Tuition

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.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON PROGRAM
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 – GRADES K-2
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.

EXPLORATIONS – Grades 3-6
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:
Now accepting applications for kindergarten through sixth grade for FALL 2015. First consideration given to applications received on or before March 1st.  SCCS offers a newly expanded after school program and financial aid is available. Smith College employees receive discounted tuition. For more information - click here

6TH GRADERS DESIGN HOUSES USING  AUTOCAD AT SMITH’S ENGINEERING LAB:
 Group O worked with Professor Susan Voss and Smith’s engineering department to design, sketch, and then transfer their blueprints to AutoCAD to produce 2D and 3D designs. “We started by thinking about the math of a building,” said one of the sixth grade students. The designs were printed using a special laser printer that cuts shapes for 3-D models. Our sixth graders then assembled the models. “I felt like an architect! It’s cool to figure out how all the pieces fit together.”.Click here for more.

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