Preschool, Day Care, and Toddler Programs St. Louis / St. Charles
The St. Louis / St. Charles area has many preschools and toddler programs from which parents can choose. Each has its unique benefits and advantages, so it's important to investigate carefully.
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A love for learning develops naturally in Rossman’s Junior Kindergarten program, the first step in a cohesive eight-year independent elementary school education. An 8:1 student-teacher ratio allows the school’s three experienced Junior Kindergarten teachers to form deep connections with every child. These relationships cultivate confidence, encourage risk taking and improve learning as Juniors build academic and social skills. Formal and informal learning experiences focused on discovery, high-level thinking, creative problem solving and observation lay the foundation for lifelong learning. As part of the larger school community, Juniors also enjoy the advantages of specialty subjects — Spanish, music and physical education — taught by specially trained educators. Juniors participate fully in school life, including mentoring relationships and character development programs.
Forsyth School is a leading independent, co-educational elementary school that provides an unforgettable experience on a one-of-a-kind campus located in the Wydown-Forsyth Historic District. The challenging and engaging curriculum fosters independence and prepares students to thrive in secondary school and beyond. Starting with the 2020/21 school year, Forsyth’s NEW Eyas Program offers part-time and full-time care options for ages 2–3! An expansion of Forsyth's established "challenge curriculum" for age 3 through Grade 6, Eyas is more than traditional daycare. Contact us today to schedule a personal visit and school-day tour!
Community School is an independent elementary and preschool in St. Louis, Missouri, serving families with children age 3 through sixth grade. Community allows young children’s gifts to flourish in an environment of active, experiential learning. The 7:1 student/teacher ratio allows personalized attention for each student. The children learn by doing, fueling their intellectual, emotional, creative, and social growth. Children are also given opportunities to interact with and learn from the older students. Community’s expansive campus – with its woods, trails, pond, fields and light-filled classrooms – provides a perfect safe environment for this early exploration. Parents value the security the secluded campus provides and the nurturing environment the teachers create.
Andrews Academy Preschool
Let Andrews Academy Junior Kindergarten nurture your child’s talents. A child’s earliest learning experiences should provide exploration, discovery, creativity, and problem solving. At Andrews Academy our dedicated, experienced teachers plan each day with a balance of structure and independence in mind while allowing your child’s natural curiosity and inquisitiveness to flourish. Doers, Thinkers, and Dreamers are provided ample opportunities to engage in hands-on learning activities that foster each child’s emotional, social, and cognitive development.
Our Junior Kindergarten curriculum is designed to challenge each child academically, as well as provide for experiences in art, music, Spanish, technology, and physical education with our school specialists.
Andrews Academy Junior Kindergarten is the first step on a path that builds confident learners, develops a lifelong love of learning, and provides a foundation that prepares your child for kindergarten and beyond.
Call 314-878-1883 to set up a personal tour.
British Swim School
Come see why we’re the fastest growing swim program in the country! British Swim School offers on-going enrollment at several locations in St. Louis and St. Charles. Our year-round classes are for all ages, from 3 months to adults. Starting with water survival skills, to keep your little one safe, and progressing through learn-to-swim and advanced stroke development, we have the perfect class for every ability. Small classes, fun and gentle methods, highly trained instructors, and heated indoor pools ensure the best possible learning environment for your little one!
Kiddie Academy®Locations in Chesterfield, Des Peres, and O'Fallon
Kiddie Academy is much more than daycare; we set the standards for safety, academics and trust. We appreciate the incredible amount of confidence you invest in a childcare provider. You want your child to flourish in an atmosphere that is as clean, safe and nurturing as your very own home. Kiddie Academy delivers care and days full of learning and excitement, the main elements of our Life Essentials® educational curriculum. The happiness you’ll discover on our children’s faces will delight you. The praise from our children’s parents will amaze you.
New City School
A New City School education is rigorous and joyful in equal measure— one which allows our students (age 3 – grade 6) to develop a deep love of learning that prepares them to succeed in life, not just in school. Our multiple intelligences curriculum cultivates each student’s strengths and encourages children to use what they’ve learned in new and different situations. If you’ve never visited us, you should come see for yourself: we promise that New City School is unlike anywhere you’ve been before!
Ready to learn more? Join us for our open house events on November 9th and January 9th, or Welcome Thursdays (December 12, February 13, April 9). You can also call our admissions office at 314-361-6411, or sign up online for a tour of our school!
Countryside MontessoriEducating the Whole Child Since 1964
Countryside offers part-time and full-time care for children eight weeks through six years of age. Countryside Montessori is NAEYC accredited and affiliated with the American Montessori Society. The home-like environment, along with its spacious playground, trike area, and pony corral, set Countryside apart from the rest. Countryside is dedicated to the education of the whole child. Our goal is to meet each individual child’s need for intellectual, physical, social and emotional development. By offering a superb Montessori education in a nurturing environment, Countryside strives to help children reach their full potential and become independent, life-long learners.
Click here to learn about the admissions process and registration for summer and fall programs.