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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Rossman SchoolInspiring a Love for Learning
Rossman School is an independent private preparatory school for students in Junior Kindergarten (age 4) through Grade 6. Nestled on a 20-acre campus in St. Louis, Missouri, Rossman was recently ranked among the nation’s 50 Best Private Elementary Schools. For over 100 years, Rossman has provided children with a solid foundation in academics, athletics and the arts while cultivating strong character and leadership skills. Our small, nurturing school community of one class per grade provides a close, supportive climate and our unique team teaching model allows our veteran faculty to provide every student with lots of individual attention.
Forsyth School provides an unforgettable experience for children age 2 through Grade 6. Located in the Wydown-Forsyth Historic District, Forsyth's one-of-a-kind campus is comprised of six historic homes; walkable resources include Forest Park and Washington University. The challenging and engaging curriculum promotes age-appropriate independence and prepares students to thrive in secondary school and beyond. Visit our website to learn more; contact us today to schedule a campus tour. Forsyth School fosters a spirit of curiosity and joy, empowering children to pursue challenges with confidence.
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.
Kiddie Academy®Locations in Chesterfield, Des Peres, and O'Fallon
Our academies offer a safe and nurturing private small preschool environment with degreed teachers dedicated to making every day engaging for students. Each student in our Jr. Kindergarten gets a Chromebook for use in the classroom. Most school districts in our area start using Chromebooks in Kindergarten, and learning to work with them is as important as learning to hold a pencil. We give our students an early start on developing the skills they'll need for success in elementary school. We offer Chess Club, Soccer, and other enrichments with no added fees. We have a strong partnership with our families and a diverse and inclusive community. We’re enrolling now for Fall 2023.
New City School
Since 1969, New City School has inspired children age 3 through 6th Grade to engage joyfully in learning and achieve academic excellence while cultivating their personal strengths and passions. Students are empowered to build community and advocate for a more just and equitable world through a hands-on, experiential curriculum guided by the theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI). By connecting the concept of MI to knowledge of brain development, teachers at New City provide students with challenging curricular opportunities that encourage learning and growth, allowing students to develop their individual strengths and grow into confident, joyful learners who are successful academically, are knowledgeable about themselves and others, value and appreciate diversity, and are prepared to lead in the classroom and beyond. New City School is committed to strengthening and sustaining the socioeconomic diversity of the school community and offers a Variable Tuition program to support families at different income levels.
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.
The Little Gym of Fenton
Preschool aged kids love our high energy, imaginative fun group classes! With a weekly creative theme, and a consistent and active structure, pre/k children work on listening, sharing, taking turns, and working well with teachers and similarly-aged children, all while playing on our gymnastics-equipment filled gym. They’ll run, jump, climb and explore each week, all while honing their social and emotional learning with our supportive, nurturing and trained teachers. As the leader in children’s development classes for the past 46 years, The Little Gym’s evolving curriculum & proprietary music help children grow physically, emotionally, socially and cognitively, in a fun and nurturing environment. Age appropriate classes available from 4 months – 12 years, all created by child development experts. Sign up for a new class or an Introductory Visit online today! TLGFentonMO@thelittlegym.com, 636-337-3167.
Montessori education helps your child develop a fundamental, enduring love of learning and attain the deeply ingrained social, emotional, and academic skills they need to succeed as an adult. Montessori combines highly intentional learning materials, rich social development, and a joyous approach to practiced independence.
At Guidepost Montessori, it is our mission to empower and equip your child with the knowledge, confidence and agency needed to reach their highest potential.
From Ready Readers and the St. Louis Public Library to lesson planning and W.I.N. (What I Need) time, literacy is embedded into all we do at Aspire Academy. Our teachers work together to incorporate vocabulary, and our students receive small group instruction which is time devoted to their success.
Aspire offers quality education in a safe and nurturing environment, designed to develop each child’s individuality.