Campus School of Smith College

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Campus School of Smith College Photo #1 - Exterior of the Campus School, view of Gill Hall entrance.
The Smith College Campus School in Northampton, Massachusetts, is a coeducational laboratory day school for children ages 5 -12.
It is open to all children in the surrounding communities.
The Campus School strives to be a cooperative and responsive community committed to an education that addresses children's cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development.
We recognize and respect individual differences and work to build on the strengths of each child.
We celebrate children's achievements, helping children recognize their accomplishments and experience a joy in learning.
Central to our philosophy is the belief that children should acquire a set of fundamental concepts and skills, as well as the habits of mind and heart, that enable them to understand and operate in their world and become effective problem solvers and responsible community members.
We view learning as a dynamic process that is enhanced by an openness to new ideas and a willingness to take intellectual risks in the pursuit of knowledge.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Students: 256 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,100
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 1 / rolling

Top Rankings

Campus School of Smith College ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Year Founded
1926

Student Body

Total Students
256 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
28%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade
Campus School of Smith College Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Mar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Admissions Director
Maureen Litwin
Admissions Associate
Meghan Wicks

School Notes

  • The Smith College Campus School in Northampton, Massachusetts, is a coeducational laboratory day school for children ages 5 -12. It is open to all children in the surrounding communities. The Campus School strives to be a cooperative and responsive community committed to an education that addresses children's cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development. We recognize and respect individual differences and work to build on the strengths of each child. We celebrate children's achievements, helping children recognize their accomplishments and experience a joy in learning. Central to our philosophy is the belief that children should acquire a set of fundamental concepts and skills, as well as the habits of mind and heart, that enable them to understand and operate in their world and become effective problem solvers and responsible community members. We view learning as a dynamic process that is enhanced by an openness to new ideas and a willingness to take intellectual risks in the pursuit of knowledge.
Profile last updated: 08/18/2020

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
I just graduated from the Campus School after 7 amazing years there and I have to say, it was the best possible choice for me and my sister. The small class and school size makes for a wonderful environment to grow up in, and by sixth grade, the bonds I'd made with my entire class were immeasurably strong. Looking back, I realize that each and every one of my teachers has been an immensely kind and talented mentor, especially in fifth and sixth grade. This is an amazing school filled with brilliant people and incredible programs.
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5  
The school doesn't live up to its marketing messaging and by 5th and 6th grades most of the kids we know, including are own, have become rather bored with the school's not-very-challenging curriculum. Overall, the education received does not come close to being worth the cost.
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5  
From the moment I walked into the Campus School, I knew it was the right place for my kids. The staff and faculty are so warm and friendly. The students here learn to be critical thinkers and great problem-solvers. The best part is that my kids will leave here in 6th grade with a passion for learning.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Students: 256 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,100
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 1 / rolling

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