Captain Elementary School

  • SummerQuest Kicks Off with Fun, Engaging Activities

    Kindergarten through sixth-grade students in the School District of Clayton’s SummerQuest summer day camp have been enjoying a wide variety of activities during the camp’s first session of the summer. From creating pottery to splashing in the pool, SummerQuest provides fun opportunities for every camper. Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • SummerQuest Campers Enjoying Final Week of Session One

    SummerQuest campers enjoyed programming robots, flying kites and baking and decorating fruit pizzas on Wednesday, June 18. The students and their counselors are making the most of their final week of session one! Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • From Woodworking to Safaris, SummerQuest is a Hit!

    The second session of SummerQuest is underway, and campers have been enjoying both indoor and outdoor activities. On June 25, campers made their own jewelry, practiced their woodworking skills and went on a safari! Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • Captain Librarian Selected for Library of Congress Summer Program

    For the second year in a row, Captain Elementary Librarian Tom Bober has been selected to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute for the week of July 14-18, 2014. Bober was chosen for the program from a pool of more than 400 applicants. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • Final Session of SummerQuest Provides Fun Time for All

    Campers are enjoying the third and final session of SummerQuest this year. On Thursday, July 10, campers enjoyed a variety of fun activities including archery, making arts and crafts and rock climbing. Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • Two Clayton Orchestras Selected to Perform at MMEA Conference

    Two talented groups of Clayton musicians have been selected to perform at the Missouri Music Educators’ Association’s 77th annual In-Service and Conference in January 2015. The two groups include the Clayton Chamber Ensemble, featuring Clayton elementary and middle school students, and the Symphonic Orchestra, which is comprised of students from Clayton High School. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • School Supply Lists and Back-to-School Resources

    Ensure a successful start to the 2014-2015 school year for your family! Click on the headline for school supply lists and other helpful resources.

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  • Download Your Child's Summer Math Packet

    Summer math packets provide opportunities for continued practice and help maintain computational fluency and problem solving throughout the summer. Click the headline to download the summer math packets and answer keys for students entering first through sixth grade.

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  • Fifth-Graders Celebrate Accomplishments, Prepare for New Challenges

    Fifth-Grade Promotion at Captain Elementary serves as a time for fifth-graders and their teachers and families to celebrate their successes while excitedly anticipating future endeavors. Captain fifth-grade students were promoted to the next chapter in their education during the special ceremony on Friday, May 30. Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • Captain Hosts the World’s Fair

    Captain Elementary third-grade parents had the opportunity to visit the World’s Fair on Tuesday, May 20. Captain’s take on the longstanding event featured the research of the school’s third-graders. The students conducted research throughout the 2013-2014 school year on a country of their choice, focusing on the country’s culture, geography and economics. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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Dear Ralph M. Captain Families,


All members of the Ralph M. Captain Community are considered learners - students, faculty, and parents.  Our school is a child-centered environment in which ALL students are seen as individuals. We provide learning opportunities that enable students to transfer their knowledge to varied contexts. We want our students’ learning to last a lifetime. The school is dedicated to the achievement of our diverse population by focusing on differentiation.

Our faculty is proud of its partnership with the parents/caregivers of our students. Parents have many opportunities to volunteer their time and enjoy doing so. The Parent Teacher Organization continually seeks avenues to raise funds, which are used to enhance learning, sponsor students, and sustain events.
Use this website as an opportunity to learn more about our school community. Our structures and routines continually evolve with the input of our stakeholders.



Sean Doherty


Principal, Ralph M. Captain Elementary

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