Simply put, a lab school facilitates teaching excellence and best practices in teaching and learning.
Kindergarteners enrolled at Campus School spend a considerable part of the first year in the company of pumpkins. It begins in the fall, when the class journeys to a local garden patch to choose squashes for study.
What does a five-year-old discover on a college campus?
At Campus School, students are interdisciplinary learners. They are knowledge-builders, community-builders, researchers, change agents and advocates, design thinkers, and performers who regularly engage with improvable ideas.
Learning goals express the most important educational objectives of our school. Collectively they unify and focus our K-6 curriculum while also providing a portrait of what our graduates will acquire from their Campus School experience.
At Campus School, we begin by embracing the intricacy of each child—knowing our students well as individual learners and valuing their unique academic strengths and personal passions.
When Campus School students study the Montgomery Bus Boycott, they master historical facts and trace the timeline of events, learn the names of civil rights leaders, and read a biography of Rosa Parks.
As the lab school of Smith College, we welcome student teachers into our classrooms to supplement their education coursework with practical experience.
After School and June Programs
Wednesday Afternoon Program
The Wednesday Afternoon Program is available for an additional fee to children in grades kindergarten through six from noon up to 5:15 p.m.
A Campus Overview
Campus School of Smith College is nestled on the edge of the college, which gives us our own intimate setting while having the learning and cultural resources of the college minutes from our door.