Campus School of Smith College

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  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Laboratory Schools
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Year Founded1926

Student Body

Total Students256 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
28%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Campus School of Smith College Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineMar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$13,620
Admissions DirectorMaureen Litwin

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.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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The average private school tuition in Massachusetts is $12,811 for elementary schools and $30,810 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 71% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).