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 for children age 2 through Grade 6. Located across the street from Washington University and Forest Park in the Wydown-Forsyth Historic District, Forsyth provides an unforgettable experience on a one-of-a-kind campus with classrooms in six repurposed, historic homes. The challenging and engaging curriculum fosters independence and prepares students to thrive in secondary school and beyond. Contact us today to develop your individualized admission process.
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
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
For over 50 years, New City School students have received an education that is rigorous and joyful in equal measure. Children age 3 - 6th Grade participate in a hands-on, experiential curriculum guided by the theory of Multiple Intelligences, allowing them to develop their individual strengths and grow into confident, joyful learners who are successful academically, knowledgeable about themselves and others, and who value diversity. New City’s newest classroom, The Tom Hoerr Innovation Lab, reinforces the school’s commitment to STEAM programming, and allows students of all age levels to experience success and failure, develop grit, and explore creative solutions to design challenges. New City School is dedicated to sustaining a socio-economically diverse community through a Variable Tuition program supporting 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.
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