As a strong supporter of local schools, Washington University in St. Louis seeks to connect with K-12 teachers and students. You can benefit from faculty who are passionate about their fields of study, college students who are excited to work with young learners, world-class collections of art and artifacts, and nationally acclaimed performing artists.

Types of Connections to Consider

University Field Trips

We customize  visits to our campus for school groups and classes, with experiences including:

  • Campus tour of libraries, laboratories, residence halls and more
  • Discussions about college life led by our students
  • Scavenger hunt at the Earth and Planetary Sciences Geology Museum
  • Interactive programs at the Kemper Art Museum
  • Educational programs at the Newman Money Museum

One-Time Special Events at Your School

We connect schools with student volunteers and other campus resources for events such as:

  • Science and Technology Night open to the community
  • Family Literary Night
  • Mural painting with our student volunteers

Arts Programs

Edison Theatre and the Kemper Art Museum are eager to introduce your students to special events, exhibitions and permanent collections.

K-12 Connections can develop supplemental programming to create an expanded campus experience supporting your curriculum.  Possibilities include:

  • Interaction with Arts faculty
  • Campus visits with special themes or arts integration (STEAM)

How it works

Step 1: Develop your idea!

Consider how Washington University can support you at your school or on our campus. K-12 Connections is best poised to assist with one-time special events in high-needs urban districts. While we can publicize your tutoring and in-classroom needs, it is unlikely we can fulfill these requests.

Step 2: Discuss the idea with your principal.

We are happy to receive requests from school administrators, teachers and parents, and we ask that all requests be approved by the principal.

Step 3: Submit an online request.

You and your principal will receive an automated confirmation.
Submit a request.

Step 4: Look for our follow-up.

The following week, we will contact you about how K-12 Connections can support your request.

Step 5: Solidify plans.

Some requests may require further discussion to finalize plans.

Step 6: Enjoy the event!

We look forward to supporting a fun and educational experience for your students!

Step 7: Give us feedback.

Feedback on your experience helps us continue to support your efforts in the future.

Connect With Us

Requesting support through K-12 Connections is as simple as describing your plans and needs through our school request form. We will review your submission, evaluate our capacity to fulfill your request, and follow up within a week.