Problem Solving

Presenting children with rich problem solving situations provides possibilities for the child to invent and discover.

Life at SMSOC

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April 21st, 2017

Parent Speaker Series-Free and open to all!

Join us Tuesday, May 2nd, 6 to 8 p.m. in The Great Hall for a talk by Dr. Jim Russell. This is a version of his Ted Talk–The Twice Exceptional Child. Sponsored by The Shepherd Foundation.


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March 16th, 2017

Where are our 8th Graders going next?

Read on to see where our amazing students have been accepted this year.


February 24th, 2017

Learning Journey to LaBarque Creek

The watershed has a variety of terrestrial natural communities, including small sandstone glades, acid seeps, forested fens and many kinds of woodland.


February 17th, 2017

Shoeman Water Project

A representative from the Shoeman Water Project came and spoke with our students about the global need for clean, safe drinking water and one way we can help. Instead of dropping shoes that are no longer wanted into the trash, tie or rubber band them together  and donate to Shoeman Water Projects via the box Read More


February 13th, 2017

Growing food aeroponically!

At the end of last school year, we received the very generous gift of a Juice Plus Tower Garden.  The Tower Garden is a vertical garden designed to grow food aeroponically, using no soil at all.  It has only a 30 inch horizontal footprint, so allows you to grow food in the smallest available spaces.  Read More


January 13th, 2017

Hand Made Books of Gratitude

100 hand made Books of Gratitude from our Studio–all created from repurposed materials and hand stitched with Japanese stab binding technique. These books were donated to the caregivers at Siteman Cancer Center for all their hard work and compassion.


November 30th, 2016

Ice Skating Lessons in P.E.

Every year, our students (from JK-8th Grade) enjoy ice skating lessons once a week for a full month. Not many schools have the advantage of an Olympic skater on staff, and we take advantage of Brendan Eppert’s expertise on the ice. Click through the brief slideshow below to see some of the fun.