Campus School Profile
The Campus School enjoys a history steeped in tradition and a reputation of excellence. The school motto is “a legacy in teaching and learning”. Campus School is considered a school of choice with no zoning, bus service, or on site after school care. Rutherford County residents must complete an application for student admission. Applications are accepted on or after the child’s fourth birthday. This has since been amended to the child’s fourth birthday. Prospective students are placed and enrolled based upon a waiting list maintained by application date order. Priority consideration is given to children of Campus School faculty and staff as well as siblings of currently enrolled students. We strive for a gender and demographic balance during the student selection process. Campus School boasts of a small family-like atmosphere. The school structure consists of two classes per grade level for Kindergarten through fifth grades and reflects state requirements for teacher to student ratios with typical student enrollment averaging around 250 students.
The Campus School faculty is unique in that teachers serve in the dual role of classroom teacher and adjunct MTSU faculty. In 2013 the Ready2Teach initiative was fully implemented by the College of Education and the Residency I Teaching Candidate program became the school’s primary focus. Campus School teachers’ roles are to model innovative strategies and best practices in instruction that these future teachers can learn from and transfer successfully to Residency II (formerly known as student teaching) and eventually to a classroom of their own. As mentor teachers to Residency I Teaching Candidates, Campus School teachers work in collaboration with University supervisors to support candidates in the planning and implementation of lessons while also providing guidance and constructive feedback to continually improve and better their instructional practices. Additionally, University faculty from various courses and departments assign students opportunities to observe and/or teach a lesson at Campus School to meet course requirements. MTSU provides our students with other exciting opportunities through field studies, guest speakers, and MTSU faculty expertise. The Campus School truly values their MTSU partnership.