Smiles Around Us Academy/Southfield Institute is a private, non-denominational school where we grow the pride of Staten Island. All our students from Pre-K through 8th grade are part of a wonderful extended family. Our family is oriented on raising confident, independent, critical thinkers of the future. Southfield institute brings together strong academic bases and love of learning to produce stand out scholars.
Our students consistently perform above their grade level on standardized test. Southfield Institute's first graduating Middle School class was accepted into the most challenging high school programs. We can be sure that our graduates will excel any where.
After School Clubs
Southfield Institute offers a wide variety of clubs and activities for every age and every level. Kids have fun in Spanish, Chess clubs, Dancing painting and more….
Our teachers continue to strive to be the most advanced in all new educational strategies by constantly attending professional development seminars.
Use of technology
Classrooms are equipped with the most modern educational technology. Smart Boards, laptops make the most difficult subjects fun.
Athletics Support Academics
We believe there is a connection between sports and academic achievements.
Students at Southfield Institute operate on a higher thinking level. Our children participate in Academic Competitions and Olympics.
Graduate the Best
Our recent graduates are attending the best hight school programs in Staten Island
The emphasis on high-reaching academics, places students in a better educational environment.
Advanced Math English, Science, Computers, and Social Studies curriculums enhances students' chances to attain their best.
Our academic program combined with our educational philosophy produces live long learners that can stand out in any educational environment.
It is with great pleasure that I welcome students and families to Southfield Institute. It is my honor to be the Principal at Southfield Institute. Here at Southfield Institute we work continuously to bring new concepts to advance instruction and learning. Every student is an individual at our school. Our dedicated team of educational professionals works together to create warm and welcoming atmosphere where every student is inspired to grow his/her potential. Southfield Institute is proud to be a part of Staten Island Community. Our main goal is to educate our students to be independent and proficient in all subject areas.
News & Events
News & Events
Find out all the help you need trough our teachers' educational blogs.
We can answer any questions about reading, writing or just helping your child succeed.
Learn how we use great New York City resources to benefit our children's world view.
We alway remember that we are raising members of a global community in the most diverse City on Earth.
What do you do when your children go off track.
Here are some simple things you can do to help your children get back into the school routine:
Reading for Meaning
Communication is the most obvious use of writing and reading, and in fact all of our communication involves a form of writing, even it simply involves quickly composing our statements in our heads.
How Chess Can Revolutionize Learning
The game of chess makes one of the most important contributions to the field of education. Inherent in it are the basic principles of psychological learning theory: Memory, Pattern Recognition, Decision making, and Reinforcement.