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
[email protected]

Shawna Olejniczak
School Psychologist
[email protected]

Cindy O'Brien   

Gifted Education Assistant
[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.

The Mehlville School District strictly prohibits discrimination and harassment against employees, students or others on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or sex including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity and other characteristics protected by law. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: contact Adam Smith at 314-467-5006 or [email protected].