STRETCH Gifted Program

Welcome to Mehlville Gifted Education

The Mehlville School District Gifted Education program provides unique learning experiences for intellectually advanced students in grades K-8. This advanced capacity requires modification to the regular curriculum to ensure students are challenged. These students also benefit from opportunities to regularly interact with their intellectual peers in a setting that nurtures their academic, intellectual and social/emotional development. 

STRETCH (Supplementary Teaching Resources for Educationally Talented Children) is the gifted education program for Mehlville Schools. Identified students in grades 1-5 attend classes once a week at the STRETCH Center, located at Washington Middle School. Students in grades 6-8 participate in program activities as part of their daily school schedule. 

Contact Information
Adam Smith   
Gifted Education Director
314-467-5006
[email protected]

Shawna Olejniczak
School Psychologist
314-467-7955
[email protected]

Cindy O'Brien   

Gifted Education Assistant
314-467-5222
[email protected]

Office Hours
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.



STRETCH Class Schedule/Calendar
Class Schedule - Elementary STRETCH Center

5165 Ambs Road
St. Louis, MO 63128

STRETCH Hours: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Friday Hours: 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.



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