Santa Monica Alternative Schoolhouse






Santa Monica Alternative Schoolhouse (SMASH) is a K-8 public school of choice with team teachers and multi-aged classrooms. SMASH strives to help children become active participants in a democracy still being shaped. The curriculum, co-created between students and teachers, is based on students' interests and backgrounds, as well as current local, national, and global events, and is taught in an environment that embraces freedom with responsibility. Our goal is to nurture competent, compassionate, confident, and creative citizens.



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1/21 School closed for MLK Day
1/22 Core 2 Field Trip to JAMH
Help Plan Our Schools Community Meeting, McKinley Elementary School Auditorium, 6:30 - 8:30 pm Info >
Samohi PTSA Free Film Screening, Barnum Hall, 6:30pm / Info >
1/23 PTSA General Meeting, 8:30am
Site Council, 3:15pm
1/24 Multicultural Potluck, 6 - 7:30pm
1/25 Smashbash Sales, 8:15am
K-8 Dismissal, 1:30pm
1/28 School Tour, 10:00am
Samohi Experience for incoming 9th grade families, 5:30-8pm / Info >
1/29 "Help Plan Our Schools" Community Meeting, JAMS library, 6:30 - 8:30pm, Info>
2/1 Community group morning meeting, 9:15am
Parent Book Club 12:30-1:30pm
K-8 Dismissal, 1:30pm
Upper school dance, 6:00-8:00pm
2/8 Family Dance, 6-8pm
Project-Based Learning Topic of SMMUSD Special Board Meeting on Jan. 24, 2019: Public welcome
The Board of Education will continue discussing plans for the expansion of a project-based learning program at a special school board meeting on Jan. 24, 2019 at 4 p.m. in the district office board room, 1651 16th St. Santa Monica. The public is invited to attend. Learn more >

Important for parents / guardians, 1/18/19:
Importante para los padres / tutores, 1/18/19:
Please read this notice of proposed court order regarding release of “Directory Information,” and opt-out option as part of pending class action lawsuit against SMMUSD alleging unlawful pupil fees. Opt out option deadline is 2/4/19.
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Samo Experience 1/28/19

HELP PLAN OUR SCHOOLS
Your input will help create the Educational Specifications plan, a master list of requirements for
indoor & outdoor learning spaces.
January 29, 2019, 6:30pm
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"Project Lead the Way" for Incoming 9th Graders

Deadline to apply is Friday, March 1
Project Lead the Way is a national Engineering 4-year pathway program that includes hands-on, real world problem-solving approaches to learning, with students learning and applying the design process to acquire strong teamwork and communication proficiency. Click here to learn more >

SMMUSD Preschool Programs

Kindergarten Tours
You're invited to one of our periodic tours. Call 310.396.2640 for application and enrollment information or click here to learn more >


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