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  • Clayton Schools Ranked Fourth in Nation

    The School District of Clayton has been ranked as the fourth best school district in the nation on the latest ranking released by Niche K-12, in addition to top state rankings for each of its schools. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • Board Approves Final Extension of Voluntary Student Transfer Program

    At their Nov. 16 meeting, the Clayton Board of Education voted unanimously to both support the final extension of enrollment for new students in the Voluntary Student Transfer (VST) program (through 2023-2024) and to accept new students during the five-year extension. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • Kid Zone Coordinator Earns National Award

    School District of Clayton Kid Zone Coordinator Tyler Kearns has been selected as a recipient of the National AfterSchool Association’s (NAA) Next Generation of Afterschool 2017 Award. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • Captain Science Teacher Named Finalist for Presidential Teaching Award

    Captain Science Teacher Chris Hwande was named one of Missouri’s 10 finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The PAEMST is the nation’s highest honor bestowed upon K-12 mathematics and science teachers. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • MAP Score Reports to be Mailed Home This Month

    The MAP Grade-Level assessment score reports have been released by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Any student who attended a Clayton school during the 2015-2016 school year and was in third through eighth grade will receive his/her report at his/her home address. Reports will be mailed by Sept. 30, 2016.

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  • Board Votes Unanimously to Appoint Gary Pierson to Fill BOE Vacancy

    Pierson was sworn-in as a Board director on Aug. 31 and will fill this role until his term expires in April. Click on the headline to learn about the process.

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  • District to Participate in Library Card Program

    The School District of Clayton is participating in the White House ConnectED Library Challenge again this school year, which is an initiative developed in 2015 to ensure all students have access to a library card. The District is participating in the program through the St. Louis County Library (SLCL) to give students access to the SLCL’s wealth of materials, including books, eBooks and databases. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • Clayton Schools are Tops!

    The School District of Clayton and all of Clayton's schools K-12 have been ranked as some of Missouri's best schools in a new ranking by Niche K-12, a website that provides reviews and insights from students, parents and professionals about neighborhoods, cities and K-12 and higher education institutions. Click on the headline to learn more.

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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!

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