The following steps are important parts of the admission process; they give both the school and parents valuable insights into the match between child and school and allow us to compare all applicants with the same criteria.
1. Application and Fee
Interested parents should submit a completed application form to the Office of Admission, along with the $40 application fee.
2. Parent Meeting and Tour
Please call the Office of Admission at 413-585-3270 to schedule a tour of the school, classroom observation time, and required meeting with the Director of Admission. During your visit you will learn about Campus School and will have an opportunity to share information about your child.
3. School Records
We require that your child’s current school send copies of all pertinent records including any standardized test results or other evaluations. Please have your child’s current teacher complete the confidential applicant evaluation form and return it directly to us in the envelope provided.
4. Student Visit
The Office of Admission will contact parents of kindergarten applicants to schedule a kindergarten visit. Kindergarten visits are usually scheduled on a Wednesday afternoon in late February and early March. The children will spend time with our kindergarten teachers in planned activities in the classroom. During this time parents will meet with the Assistant Head of School and have an opportunity to review curriculum material.
In February the Office of Admission will contact parents of first grade applicants to schedule a time to visit the school. Small groups of applicants will spend time with kindergarten and first grade teachers. Parents will be invited to meet with the Assistant Head of School and have an opportunity to review curriculum material.
The Office of Admission will contact parents of applicants to grades 2 through 6 to schedule a visit for their child. Applicants will spend a morning in a classroom of their peers and will meet with the classroom teacher to complete a short reading, writing and math activity.
Applications for the following year are accepted beginning 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.
Admission Decisions / Enrollment
Parents will be notified in writing of the admission decision. Letters for kindergarten admission will be sent by March 15, and the admission letters for grades 1 through 6 will be sent by April 1. Enrollment materials included with the admission letter must be completed and returned with a $1000 non-refundable deposit within a week of receiving the admission acceptance.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
The Campus School of Smith College is committed to maintaining a diverse community in an atmosphere of mutual respect and appreciation of differences.
The Campus School of Smith College does not discriminate in its educational and employment policies on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, national/ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, age, disability, or service in the military or other uniformed services.
The Campus School of Smith College’s admission policies and practices are guided by the same principle.