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Welcome Message

Katherine Smith opened in 1962 and over the last fifty years has had a rich and diverse history with the Evergreen School District.  The second school in the District, it has been recognized as both a California Distinguished School (1987 and 2002) and a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence (1988).  As we look to the future, our children need to be prepared for an ever changing world.  Katherine Smith School has been redesigned with that mission in mind.

In our design of Katherine Smith, we want to preserve the great tradition of this school while creating an innovative and fresh environment that looks to the future for inspiration.  To bring about this ambitious work, our incredible staff works tirelessly to prepare for your children.  They dedicate themselves to a consistently improving the curriculum to engage students through purposeful, common core standards aligned project-based approaches, integrating instructional technology to enable new knowledge, and creating a strong school culture to empower your children to be great citizens of the world.  

Within our mission is a “College Bound” attitude.  We, at Katherine Smith, are college crazy.  As we provide students with a high-quality, rigorous project-based curriculum, we will also be setting the expectations that OUR STUDENTS ARE GOING TO COLLEGE.  We encourage you to talk with child about college.  We have a “no excuses” attitude about this.  If you come to Katherine Smith school, you are going to college.  

Aaron Brengard


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