Admission Statment

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Children attend the Campus School from kindergarten through 6th grade. To be eligible for the kindergarten program, children must be five years old by September 1st. For families with younger children please contact the Center for Early Childhood Education -- infancy through preschool at www.smith.edu/forthill.

Applications for the following school year are accepted from September 1. First consideration is given to applications received on or before March 1. Applications received after March 1 are considered as they arrive and as openings are available.

To fulfill our mission as the College's laboratory school, the Smith College Campus School seeks to achieve a diverse student population in which varied backgrounds, perspectives, and traditions are represented. Our goal is to enroll and educate students who have a range of learning styles and are able to work independently and as cooperative members of groups within the context of the regular classroom. (Our programs are not well suited for children who require substantially separate educational services.)

Admission consideration is also given to children of Smith College employees and to siblings of children already enrolled in the school.

The Admission Committee will review each applicant in the context of these goals. Parent and student interviews, academic history, and previous school records are all considered in the admission process.

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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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