Children are the ones who shape their school experience rather than being shaped for them. The school and the curriculum must respond to the child.

Updates From Beth

October 3rd, 2017

9/30/2017 Message From Beth

Dear Parents, It finally feels like Fall, cool temperatures, turning leaves and pumpkins appearing on porches. This is one of my favorite seasons in St. Louis but I can’t believe next week is the beginning of October! Our first month is under our belt and we are in a rhythm for the year. Dates to Read More

September 11th, 2017

9/11/2017 Message From Beth

Message From Beth 9/11/2017 Greetings, Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. We begin our third week of school on the 16th anniversary of 9/11. Dates to mark on your calendar: Back to School Morning / Night  9/12/2017 Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 7:30 a.m. Infant, Toddler Programs, PreK, Junior Kindergarten, Kindergarten will meet in The Great Read More

March 14th, 2017

Message from Beth 3-14-17

Wednesday, March 15, we will host a Middle School Forum in the Taylor Room from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. and then again from 3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. Middle school teachers will present. There will be a question and answer period after presentations. Jeff sent a flyer to parents encouraging all to come hear the great Read More

February 21st, 2017

2/21/2017 Message from Beth

Skating is cancelled for Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The 72 degree temperatures in St. Louis have put a damper on our snow. New Van Thanks to the our amazing parents we are proud owners of a gently used, beautiful van. Our students were so excited when the van pulled up in front of school. A Read More

January 31st, 2017

1/31/2017 Message from Beth

The St. Michael School of Clayton Gala – Saturday, February 4, 2017 The St. Louis Zoo 6:00 p.m. This is a great evening, full of fun and great auction items. THE GALA SUPPORTS THE ST. MICHAEL SCHOOL OF CLAYTON WE NEED YOU TO SUPPORT THE GALA!! You can bid from home on our silent auction Read More

January 12th, 2017

Humanities Homework for 1/12 and Tuesday 1/17

Finish the Killer Angels. Quiz on last three chapters (Armistead, Longstreet, and Chamberlain) on Tuesday, 1/17

November 17th, 2016

11/18/2016 Message From Beth

11/18/2016 Message from Beth Mark your calendars! Thanksgiving Holiday Wednesday, November 23 – Sunday, November 27. No School, No Adventure Club. JK-8th grade report cards will be available on Wednesday, November 23 beginning at 3:30 p.m.                                                                                                    Your child’s code to view their report card will be sent home on Tuesday, November 22 with your child. Read More

November 9th, 2016

Voting at The St. Michael School of Clayton

Election Day at The St. Michael School of Clayton The eighth graders conducted elections yesterday, November 8, 2016. All students and teachers had to register, place their vote and submit their choice into the ballot box. What did we learn? The students learned that in most elections, the candidate with the most votes wins. When Read More

November 7th, 2016

11/7/2016 Message from Beth

Message from Beth 11/7/2016 Annual Giving Dragon Giving Days begin next week, Monday, November 14, 2016. We are encouraging all families, grandparents, relatives and friends to pledge and donate to The St. Michael School of Clayton’s Annual Giving Campaign during the week of November 14, 2016. The St. Michael School of Clayton is an independent Read More

October 27th, 2016

Message from Beth 10/27/2016

Annual Giving 2016 To The St. Michael School Community, Parents, alumni, grandparents and friends have supported The St. Michael School of Clayton for years. Our exceptional faculty and unique curriculum creates the TSMSOC experience and would not be possible without the generous support of the entire School community. Today, TSMSOC continues to rely upon charitable Read More

October 21st, 2016

10/21/2016 Message from Beth

Dear Parents Thank you to all for supporting and attending our Trivia Night on Saturday, October 15, 2016. It was a huge success ~ We made $15,000.00 on trivia!!! THANK YOU! Just a few reminders~ We are hosting an Open House every Tuesday in October from 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Please tell your friends, family Read More

October 10th, 2016

10/10/2016 Message From Beth

Message from Beth Our annual Trivia Night is Saturday, October 15, 2016. I hope everyone will be able to join us. This is always a fun night and a great way to see old friends and to meet new friends. If you have purchased a ticket or have supported our Trivia Night, thank you! We Read More

September 6th, 2016

9/5/2016 Message from Beth

Message from Beth 9/5/2016 Hope everyone had an awesome and restful Labor Day weekend.  It was a gorgeous weekend in St. Louis and I enjoyed every minute outside! Congratulations to two of our graduates, Andrew Koller and Casey Lang. Andrew placed first and Casey placed third in The Gateway Cup this past weekend. Update on Read More

September 2nd, 2016

Message from Beth 8/26/2016 Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year!

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! We are excited and thrilled to welcome you and your children to The St. Michael School Family. The faculty and administration look forward to our students returning for another amazing year at TSMSOC.This year for 2016-2017 school year our Hub topic is “Stewardship”The teachers volunteered at Little Bit Foundation Read More

June 8th, 2016

6/6/2016 Message from Beth

Greetings and happy summer! Our 2015-2016 school year has come to a close. We are looking forward to our summer camp and the 2016-2017 school year. Our summer office hours are 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday June 6, 2016 – Friday, July 29, 2016. The school and building will be closed from Monday, August Read More

June 8th, 2016

6/6/2016 Message from Beth

Greetings and happy summer! Our 2015-2016 school year has come to a close. We are looking forward to our summer camp and the 2016-2017 school year. Our summer office hours are 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday June 6, 2016 – Friday, July 29, 2016. The school and building will be closed from Monday, August Read More

May 6th, 2016

5/1/2016 Message from Beth

Update on 6250 Wydown Blvd., Clayton, Mo 63105 I wanted to update you on our efforts for  the house at 6250 Wydown Blvd. On March 5, 2016 Kristin and I attended a meeting at the United Presbyterian Church. Neighbors had gathered to hear about our plans for the house. On March 17, 2016 there was Read More

May 6th, 2016

3/1/2016 Message from Beth

Dragon Gala ~ Thank you, thank you for all who attended our Dragon Gala. We are so excited to report the net profit from our silent, live auction and fund in need $265,000.00 WOW!!! Also, a huge thank you for all who volunteered their time to make this year’s gala such a  success. A great Read More

May 6th, 2016


Message from  Beth 1/20/2016 Dragon Gala Our annual Dragon Gala is fast approaching and WE NEED YOU to gather old and new friends to join us on February 6, 2016 in The Living World at The St. Louis Zoo. This is always an extraordinary night ~ great auction items, great food, great music and great Read More

January 21st, 2016

11/18/2015 Message from Beth

Message from Beth 11/18/2015 Thank you, thank you to all of the parents for volunteering and giving their Saturday to work at our Parent Work Day. We accomplished a lot and we are so thankful for your time and energy. Thank You! Thanks to the room parents for helping with the parties and festivities throughout Read More

October 23rd, 2015

10/23/2015 Message from Beth

Message from Beth 10/23/2015 The Scholastic Book Fair The St. Michael School of Clayton will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair next week in the Wydown Meeting Room. Set-up will be on Monday, October 26, 2015 – (Volunteers are needed. One hour, two hours all day, any amount of time is welcome. ) The fair Read More

October 16th, 2015

Exciting News!

EXCITING NEWS FOR THE ST.MICHAEL SCHOOL OF CLAYTON COMMUNITY Dear SMSOC Community, We are excited to share the news with you that The St. Michael School of Clayton is growing!  To accommodate our increasing student population the past several years, we have been continuously and creatively redesigning our space in the main school building which Read More

September 29th, 2015

9/28/2015 Message from Beth

Remember to like us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram:) Upcoming Dates and Events: Picture Day – Friday, October 2. Open House – Every Tuesday in October We will be hosting Open Houses on all Tuesdays in October from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Please invite family and friends to stop by and tour our beautiful school. No Read More

September 18th, 2015

9/18/2015 Message from Beth

Message from Beth 9/18/2015 We have kicked off another fantastic school year for the families attending The St. Michael School of Clayton. Our hub topic, HOME, will be a rich topic for our students and families to investigate and research for the 2015 – 2016 year. In science with Jenny Morrison they will be investigating Read More

April 30th, 2015

4/30/2015 Message from Beth

Message from Beth 4/29/2015 Mission Statement The St. Michael School of Clayton is an Episcopal day school that teaches to all faiths and learning styles, shaping our student into self-assured, learned and capable leaders. Vision Statement The St. Michael School of Clayton supports each child in developing character, independence,strong academic skills and intellectual curiosity, which Read More

April 28th, 2015

4/28/2015 Message from Beth

I recently read this in the New York Times and thought I would share it with my parents. This article is interesting and thought provoking. Push, Don’t Crush, the Students By MATT RICHTEL APRIL 24, 2015 PALO ALTO, Calif. — PALO ALTO HIGH SCHOOL, one of the nation’s most prestigious public secondary schools, is sandwiched Read More

April 15th, 2015

4/15/2015 Message from Beth

Dates to mark on your calendar: Mandatory meeting for 6th grade Chicago trip. Wednesday, April 22. One parent must attend from every family. Meeting will be held in 5th/6th grade suite. 6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Scholastic Book Fair May 4 – May 8 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Books will be available to purchase for Read More

February 10th, 2015

2/9/2015 Message from Beth

2/9/2015 Message from Beth Greetings, Thanks to all for attending and supporting the Dragon Gala on Saturday, January 31. The Gala received wonderful reviews from all attending. The St. Louis Zoo was magnificent, the silent and oral auction was a hit, and the food and drink were delicious. We would like to thank all of Read More

February 2nd, 2015

8th Grade News and Notes for 2/2

8th Grade News and Notes for 2:2

January 15th, 2015

1/15/2015 Message from Beth

Our glorious school is growing, growing, growing!! We now have 150 students ranging from three years old to 8th grade. The St. Michael School of Clayton is inspired by the educational philosophy of Reggio Emilia, a program based on the principles of respect, responsibility, community, exploration and supporting the environment.  We have a diverse student Read More

November 22nd, 2014

Message from Beth 11 /21 /2014 Upcoming Events The St. Michael School of Clayton Annual Gala – January 31, 2014. This is our BIG fund raiser for the year. Gather your friends and join the fun. This will be a fabulous evening. We have wonderful auction items both silent and live. Look for you invitation Read More

November 5th, 2014

11/5/2014 Message from Beth

Dear Parents, I wanted to address and update you on school safety at The St. Michael School of Clayton. We are installing keypads on doors leading to hallways outside of classrooms. This will enable children and parents to move through the school but will be an added security for our children while attending classes. As Read More

October 20th, 2014

10/19/2014 Message from Beth

The St. Michael School of Clayton is a progressive school for children PreK – 8th. We never expect the children to fit into a certain curriculum but work hard to make sure that the individual child has curriculum that is tailored for them to succeed. This type of rigorous academics enables us to support the Read More

September 30th, 2014

9/26/2014 Message from Beth

9/26/2014 Message from Beth We are having monthly concerts at The St. Michael School of Clayton. Mr. Pete Lang has arranged these events for our students to experience a variety of music. The eighth grade students are in charge of set design, lighting, filming, advertising, take down, clean up, and producing the concert.  On Friday, Read More

September 22nd, 2014



September 12th, 2014

9/12/2014 Message from Beth

Message from Beth 9/12/2014 Sept 29-Oct 3 Language screening for all grades. Oct 03     Breakfast with Beth (Topics – standardized test, secondary school information) Oct 04        Pre-school Open House     If you have a neighbor, friend, relative interested in Pre-School for the 2015/2016 school year please invite them to our Open House on Read More

September 2nd, 2014

9/2/2014 Message from Beth

Message from Beth 9/2/2014 Hope everyone enjoyed the three day weekend. Mine was packed with family events and our annual block party. I was exhausted and had just crawled into bed last night when suddenly the sirens blared. I grabbed our dog and headed to the basement. This morning I greeted many sleepy children and Read More

August 28th, 2014

8/28/2014 Message from Beth

What we believe and practice ~ Respect ~ To have respect for children is not just recognizing their potential but seeking and valuing children’s accomplishments. Environment ~ Rich environments elicit children’s interests and talents, and help to deepen their engagement in practice and thought. Exceptional Children ~ Children are strong, capable and intelligent with an Read More

June 25th, 2014

June 25, 2014 Message from Beth

Dear Parents, I hope you and your family are having a wonderful summer. Our summer camps are in full swing and we are gearing up for the 2014-2015 school year. Our Hub topic for the upcoming school year is ~ MAPS and MODELS ~ M&M mind mapping, water shed, migration maps, scaled drawing, measurement, graphing, Read More

May 2nd, 2014

May 1, 2014 Message from Beth

5/1/2014  Message from Beth The 2013-2014 school year is winding down. We have just five weeks before our summer break begins. A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR PARENT VOLUNTEERS FOR THEIR WORK ON SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! THE PLAYGROUND WAS CLEAN, CHAIRS FIXED AND DEBRIS FROM THE OUTDOOR CLASSROOM Read More

April 14th, 2014

4/14/2014 Message from Beth

Message from Beth      4 / 14 / 2014 Upcoming Dates Friday, April 18, 2014 – No School, No Adventure Club Monday, April 21, 2014 – No School, No Adventure Club Saturday, April 26, 2014 – Family work day 9:00 a.m.- Noon. Friday, May 16, 2014 – Orienteering Day at Tilles Park. Volunteers welcome! Read More

February 28th, 2014

2/28/2014 Message from Beth

Upcoming Calendar Events ~ Friday, February 28 – Breakfast with Beth 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, Family Dinner. Dine in or carry out. More details to follow. Friday, March 7, 2014, contracts are due for the 2014-2015 school year. Monday, March 10, 2014, new students and students on our waiting list Read More

February 12th, 2014

2/12/2014 Message from Beth

Message from Beth 2/12/2014 We need this cold weather to move on from St. Louis so warm weather comes our way. Summer Camp We have many new summer camp opportunities this year. Our camps are filling up fast please check out our camps at http://www.stmichaelschool.org/programs/ We are providing our fabulous Tri Art Camp for both Read More

January 24th, 2014

1/24/2014 Message from Beth

Greetings, Baby it is cold outside! We are weathering the cold weather and are anxiously waiting for warmer temps in St. Louis. Several important dates for you to mark on your family calendar ~ Curriculum Nights for JK- 8th grade will be held on Wednesday, January 29 and Thursday, January 30. Parents are invited to Read More

January 15th, 2014

1/15/2014 Message from Beth

1/15/2014 Dear Parents, Happy New Year! I hope you and your family had a restful break. There are several exciting events occurring at The St.Michael School of Clayton. The St. Michael School of Clayton will be exhibiting work focused on our Hub topic Design, Invent, Play at the Bruno David Gallery from January 16 – Read More

December 2nd, 2013

12/02/2013 Message From Beth

Message From Beth 12/2/2013 Dauphin Island 2013 I hope everyone had a wonderful, safe, happy break. My break was hectic! I hosted 45 for Thanksgiving dinner and my nephew’s wedding was on Saturday. I love, adore my big beautiful family but I now need a break. Parent Teacher Conferences and Report Cards Parent Teacher Conference Read More

November 18th, 2013

11/17/2013 Message from Beth

11/15/2013 Greetings, As we start the holidays, it is time again to consider making a contribution to The St. Michael School Annual Giving Campaign. Parents, alumni, grandparents and friends have supported the school generously throughout the years. Our exceptional faculty and superior curriculum would not be possible without this generous support. The St. Michael School Read More

November 10th, 2013

11/10/2013 Message from Beth

Washington University and The St. Michael School of Clayton WashU Law brings innovative privacy education to middle school Class launched at The St. Michael School of Clayton semester; will expand to other schools in the spring Washington University law students have begun offering privacy and internet safety education to local middle school students.  Law students Read More

October 31st, 2013

10/31/2013 Message from Beth

10/ 31/2013 Message from Beth Nov 27-29 Thanksgiving Break Adventure Club available on Wednesday only. School resumes on Monday, December 2nd. Report Cards Posted Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 5:00 p.m. December 2nd – 6th Parent Teacher Conferences December 19 – Winter Christmas Performance in The Great Hall for 4th-8th grade. December 20 – Winter Christmas Read More

October 25th, 2013

10/25/2013 Message from Beth

10/ 25/2013 Message from Beth Trivia Night HOLY COW –$30,500.00 net from our annual Trivia Night !!!  A huge thank you to all who gave countless hours of time and work! Thank you!!   Annual Giving I need you to pledge to our Annual Giving Campaign. I want to remind all of you how very Read More

October 14th, 2013

10/14/ 2013 Message from Beth

Message from Beth 10/14/2013 Trivia Night Trivia Night was a HUGE success because of YOU!! Thank you for attending and graciously supporting our school. There are so many people that put time and work into our big night we thank each of you for your work on our Big Event! A special thank you to  Read More

September 25th, 2013

9/25/2013 Message from Beth

9/25/2013 Message from Beth Oct 04 Breakfast with Beth Location: The Taylor Room 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Oct 10-11 5th/6th grade Shaw Nature Reserve Location: Shaw Nature Reserve Oct 12 Trivia Night 6:30pm to 10pm Oct 17 Speakers Series Location: Great Hall  7 pm to 8:30 pm childcare available Oct 18 Picture Day Oct Read More

September 17th, 2013

9/17/2013 Message from Beth

Message from Beth 9/17/2013 Trivia Night 10/12//2013 This is our BIG EVENT OF THE YEAR we are counting on all of you to gather your family and friends and bring them for a fun filled evening. Contact Jeff Brawn or Lori Mucho to arrange a table or purchase a table for the evening. Seating is Read More

September 11th, 2013

9/11/2013 Message from Beth

9/9/2013 Message from Beth 7th/8th grade were invited to participate in Camp Lakewood’s Leadership Program. This is a wonderful opportunity and a great experience for all involved. The classes the 7th/8th grade participated in skills involving risk taking, problem solving, critical thinking, team building, and collaboration. We have had many correspondence with the chaperones and Read More

September 4th, 2013

9/4/2013 Message from Beth

9/3/2013 Message from Beth Upcoming Events: Sept 09-11 Camp Lakewood 7th/8th grade Sept 13 Float Trip 7th/8th Grade Float Trip Oct 04 Breakfast with Beth  Location: The Taylor Room 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Oct 10-11 5th/6th grade overnight at Shaw Nature Reserve, October 10 Oct 12 Trivia Night 6:30pm to 10pm Join us for Trivia Read More

August 27th, 2013

8/27/2013 Message from Beth

8/26/2013 Message from Beth Back to School Night for all Grades ~ When: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Where: The St. Michael School in The Great Hall This is an adult only event The new school year launched today, Monday, August 26 with great success. We had a few jittery tummys in Read More

August 7th, 2013

8/5/2013 Message from Beth

8/5/2013 Summer camp has come to a close. The school building and school office are closed until Monday, August 19, 2013. Just a reminder 5th -8th grade students will need a bike with gears for PE. All students Jk-8th grade must wear tennis shoes in school. A good tennis shoe is “a must” for stairs, Read More

July 18th, 2013

7/13/2013 Message from Beth

Message from Beth 7 / 13 / 2013 Happy Summer!!! I hope everyone is experiencing a relaxing, restful summer and enjoying some pool time with your family. Summer camp is going well and of course, our St. Louis weather has helped to promote biking, running and swimming through June and now into July. MARK YOUR Read More

June 17th, 2013

6/17/2013 Message from Beth

Message from Beth 6/17/2013 Happy Summer to all!! Keep everyone safe until we see you and your darlings in August. Parents you have several jobs this summer. Complete student information forms and return to the office. Complete student health forms and return to the office. Sign up and register on FACTS. FACTS will handle all Read More