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The curriculum is designed to help students acquire a set of fundamental concepts and skills, as well as habits of mind, that will enable them to understand and operate effectively in their world. By fundamental concepts and skills we mean those that have broad and generative application, that recur in increasingly sophisticated structures, and that serve as a foundation for further learning. Examples of fundamental concepts that recur throughout our curriculum are diverse ways of expressing ideas and feelings, interdependence, the meaning of culture and similarities and differences among world cultures, life cycles and principles of the physical world. Examples of fundamental skills that recur in our curriculum are problem-solving, representation of thought and emotion, quantitative reasoning, and analysis and interpretation of text.

Our culture situates these concepts and skills within the various subject matter areas or academic disciplines. Therefore, our curriculum is organized around the subject areas of mathematics, science, social studies and language arts. These subjects contain the fundamental knowledge, skills and modes of inquiry essential to critical and reflective thinking. This core curriculum is enhanced by including art, music, physical education, computers, and Spanish. Not only do these subject areas contribute new concepts and skills beyond those embodied in the core subject areas, they also provide students with a broad range of perspectives and applications enabling them to make use of what they are learning.


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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

INSPIRED BY FRANK STELLA: Our first graders have been working on weaving with yarn. They have learned how to use circular looms and considered the aesthetic and pragmatic properties of woven fabric. They then asked the question: What happens if we try and weave with painted lines? It’s a question that the abstract artist Frank Stella contended with in his efforts to make the elements of a two-dimensional painting come to life in sculpture. Mr. Hepner and his first-grade artists demonstrate their version of this work of art and math on bulletin boards around SCCS.  Click here for more.

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