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  • Captain Field Day About Team-Building and Having Fun!

    Captain Elementary students enjoyed their annual Field Day activities on Friday, May 22. Parent volunteers and staff were essential in making the end-of the-year celebration memorable. Click the headline to view photos.

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  • Captain Elementary Named Missouri Gold Star School

    The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has bestowed one of its highest honors on Captain Elementary – the designation as a Gold Star School. The Gold Star Schools program recognizes schools that perform at high academic levels or that perform at high levels while serving a significant proportion of disadvantaged students. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • World’s Fair is Culmination of Learning

    A year’s worth of learning and research in social studies culminated with Captain Elementary’s third-grade World’s Fair held on Wednesday, May 20. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • Fourth-Graders Teach Younger Students to Blog

    The fourth-graders at Captain Elementary have taken on the role of writing and editing their class blog this school year. The students recently imparted their wisdom on the school’s first-graders by teaching them how to create a blog post and add photos, captions and labels. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • Fifth-Graders Host American Revolution Museum

    Captain Elementary fifth-graders hosted their parents and classmates at their American Revolution Museum on Friday, May 8. The Museum featured a variety of exhibits, including maps, costuming, “choose your own adventure,” and history-themed memes. The event served as the culmination of the fifth-grade social studies unit on the topic. Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • STEM Day Filled With Fun, Engaging Activities

    Fifth-grade students and their teachers from across the School District of Clayton spent the day together on Friday, May 1, for the District’s second annual Elementary STEM Day. The event provides fun, engaging science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities for students, in addition to exposing them to possible career connections in these areas. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • Second-Graders Bring Fairy Tales to Life

    Captain Elementary second-graders took the stage on Monday, April 20, for a dress rehearsal performance of the annual Fairy Tale Theater. Students performed seven shortened versions of popular fairy tales for the other grade levels in attendance at the show. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • Author Has Fun with Words During Visit

    Author Amy Krouse Rosenthal stopped by Captain Elementary on Wednesday, April 15, to visit with the school’s kindergarten, first- and second-graders. She spoke with them about how she enjoys playing with words, and together, the group read a few of the author's books. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • DESE Launches "Read MOre, Missouri!" Summer Reading Program

    The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s “Read MOre, Missouri!” program is a new statewide summer reading challenge to help students and their parents choose reading materials the students will love. The program provides students with a fun and easy way to select books based on their comfort level and interests. Click on the headline to learn how to create a summer reading list.

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  • Support Earthquake Victims in Nepal

    School District of Clayton students, staff and their families are raising money to support those devastated by the April 25 earthquake in Nepal by working with Save the Children, a nonprofit organization focused on improving the lives of children around the world. Click on the headline to learn more and to donate on your school's fundraising page.

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  • Student Scientists Awarded at Regional Science Fair

    Several students from the District’s elementary, middle and high school were honored for their scientific thinking at the Academy of Science – St. Louis’ Regional Science Fair held recently at Queeny Park. The students’ innovative projects, which were selected to advance from the District’s Science Fair held in March, received a ribbon or special Science Fair award. Click on the headline for the list of award-winning students.

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  • Students and Staff Collect $24,489 During Jump Rope for Heart

    The District’s six schools raised a total of $24,489 in support of the American Heart Association this year through the annual Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser! Every school put their own spin on the fundraiser while promoting healthy living and physical fitness. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • FDA Alert - Cumin and Peanut Allergies

    Chartwells, the District's food service provider, has notified the District that the FDA issued a consumer alert to people who are highly allergic or sensitive to peanuts. Click the headline to learn more.

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  • Fifth-Graders Hit the Slopes

    Captain Elementary fifth-grade students took part in the annual fifth-grade ski trip to Hidden Valley Ski Resort on Thursday, Jan. 15. During their trip, which is connected to the elementary physical education curriculum, the students learned skiing basics before hitting the slopes. Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • Students and their Families Enjoy the Annual Holiday Sing

    Captain Elementary students performed for their parents on Dec. 18 as part of the school's annual pre-Winter Break tradition: the Holiday Sing! Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • Students Expand Their Horizons During The Hour of Code

    Captain Elementary students are trying their hand at computer science this week in conjunction with one of the largest worldwide learning events in history: The Hour of Code. Every class at Captain is spending one hour during Computer Science Education Week, held Dec. 8-14, with Educational Technologist Mark Lynn to learn about coding. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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Welcome

Ralph M. Captain Elementary School is a community-based, open-concept school that serves five distinct neighborhoods: Concordia Seminary, Demun, Hillcrest, Richmond Heights and St. Louis City. The students of Captain Elementary are the heart of our school community.  Students with a variety of different needs, interests, cultural heritages and learning styles make up the rich tapestry of Captain.

Captain’s staff members foster a caring, supportive learning environment where all children embrace challenges, think critically and persevere to reach high levels of learning. While maintaining small class sizes, teachers work deliberately to implement the rich, challenging Clayton curriculum. All teachers differentiate learning activities for students to accommodate unique learning needs. Captain’s staff members are vibrant, energetic, diverse and constantly seeking to improve what they do for students.

Captain parents value the diversity, high expectations and rich learning experiences available to all children in the school community. Working together, Captain parents and staff aim to achieve excellence by building community and by providing for the diverse needs of each student.

Welcome to Captain Elementary!