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.
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.
A child’s earliest years are also the most developmentally formative ones, and the habits of mind established in elementary school can shape the trajectory of an academic and intellectual life.
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.
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. In fact,