Captain Elementary School

  • Kindergarteners Improve Literacy Skills

    Captain Elementary kindergarteners took part in a variety of literacy activities on Wednesday, March 26. The students enjoyed reading silently or with their teacher or parent volunteer, improving their reading skills using a computer or iPad, and taking part in literacy-inspired center activities. Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • Captain Hosts New York Times Bestselling Author

    The third- through fifth-grade students at Captain Elementary were treated to a special visit by author Brandon Mull on Friday, April 4. Mull is the New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven series and the Beyonders series, which are written for elementary and middle school-age children. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • STEM Day Broadens Students’ Perspectives Through Engaging Activities

    Fifth-grade students and their teachers from across the School District of Clayton spent the day together on Friday, April 11, for the District’s first-ever Elementary STEM Day. Click the headline to learn more and view phtos.

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  • A Peek into the Family Center

    The District’s Family Center offers programs and support for families with children well beyond preschool age. Families with older children can benefit from the parenting education classes and other resources available to them at the Family Center. Click on the headline to take a peek into the wonderful programs available at the Family Center and to learn more about the growth opportunities for all District families.

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  • Second-Graders Bring Fairy Tales to Life

    The second-graders at Captain Elementary have been preparing since late March for their performance of the Fairy Tale Theater. The students’ hard work was displayed for the entire school during a special dress rehearsal performance on Monday, April 21, featuring seven shortened versions of popular fairy tales. Click on the headline to read more and view photos.

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  • First-Graders Enjoy a Taste of Spring

    First-graders at Captain Elementary took advantage of the warm weather on Tuesday, March 11. Unencumbered by their heavy winter coats, the students played basketball and soccer and enjoyed using the playground equipment during their recess time. Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • Black History Night Spreads Inspirational Message About Courage

    The Captain Elementary community held its annual Black History Night on Thursday, Feb. 20, with a celebration of courage inspired by the story of Ruby Bridges. Captain students and their families learned the story of Ruby Bridges, the first African-American child to attend an all-white school in New Orleans in 1960, through performances of song, dance and poetry. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • Historical Figures Gather at Captain for Wax Museum

    Sightings of political figures such as Theodore Roosevelt and Nelson Mandela, athletes including Jackie Robinson and Michael Jordan, and important historical individuals such as Betsy Ross, Albert Einstein and Rosa Parks occurred at Captain Elementary on Monday, Feb. 10, during the Second-Grade Wax Museum. Click on the headline to read the article and view photos.

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  • Captain Elementary Has Heart!

    Captain Elementary students and staff wore red on Friday, Feb. 7, to commemorate the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day. Students learned about heart health, participated in heart healthy activities and Chartwells, the District’s food service provider, served red food items. Click the headline to view photos.

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  • Clayton’s Counselors are a Pivotal Part of the School Community

    School counselors are often the individuals who work behind the scenes to ensure students are ready to learn each day and are prepared for success beyond graduation. Click on the headline to learn more about the important role counselors play in their school communities.

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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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