Private Schools in the St. Louis-St. Charles Area
The private schools in the St Louis & St. Charles area cater to every educational need and parent philosophy. This is KidsOutAndAbout's list.
View our Special Edition Saint Louis Private School Newsletter sent in October 2018.
If there is a private school that we have missed in our list below, please email us to let us know, and we'll add it promptly. Thank you!
Recently ranked among the nation’s “50 Best Private Elementary Schools” by TheBestSchools.org, Rossman School provides children age 4 through sixth grade with a solid academic foundation while emphasizing strong character development. Nestled on 20 acres in Creve Coeur, Rossman implements a carefully designed curriculum that inspires a love of learning. An 8:1 student-teacher ratio allows Rossman’s experienced faculty to develop personal relationships with each child, and a small community of one class per grade provides a supportive climate. Through careful attention to the whole child, Rossman prepares students for responsible citizenship, meaningful participation and strong leadership in a global society.
There is nothing like Forsyth School. A one-of-a-kind campus with classrooms in 6 historic houses for children age 3-Grade 6. At Forsyth, children learn to understand themselves, each other, and the world in which they live. It’s a place where personal best counts–on the field, on the stage, in the classroom, and on the high ropes course in the Forsyth Adventure Center. It’s a place to stretch beyond your comfort zone–memory mapping, Shakespeare plays, Challenge Days. It’s a place where engaging curriculum meets challenge education. And it all begins with a great early childhood program. Did you know Forsyth has a newly remodeled early childhood center with dedicated science and Spanish space? For more information, visit ForsythOnline.com.
Word of Life Lutheran School
Since 1973, Word of Life Lutheran School has been committed to providing a high-quality education for preschool three year olds to grade eight in an environment where Christ prevails, a childs human and spiritual needs are met, and where love, dignity, and professional accountability are valued, promoted, and implemented.
Word of Life is located at the intersection of Jamieson and Eichelberger in St. Louis Hills, a community in south St. Louis, Missouri, with two preschool locations nearby.
Andrews Academy, a private elementary school, dedicated to creating a personalized learning environment where imagination and creativity are inspired and academic challenges are achieved. Andrews emphasizes academic growth in – mathematics, reading, writing, spelling, grammar, science, STEM, and social studies; while providing specialized learning in art, computer science, music, library, Spanish, physical education, makerspace, performing arts, public speaking, and ELL/Resource. The school’s mission is to maximize intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of each child on a personalized basis. We welcome each child as a unique individual while fostering their self-confidence, self-discipline, independent initiative for learning, and care for others. Call to schedule a tour or obtain additional information.
It is our mission to provide a challenging and engaging academic program, fostering personal responsibility, leadership and respect for all in a community that cherishes, encourages and prepares every child.
The students of Rohan Woods School will achieve at an exceptional level of academic proficiency within a nurturing environment. Our curriculum will be responsive to emerging academic trends and foster the development of social responsibility.
What's Unique About Rohan Woods' Approach to Learning?
- Our emphasis is on uncovering important concepts, not covering curriculum.
- Units of study are designed to be as realistic and in-depth as possible and avoid artificial, one-shot activities.
- Teachers are primarily assessors of learning, not demonstrators of learning.
- Teachers are primarily coaches, not lecturers.
- Teachers are asked to design curriculum rather than merely purchasing curriculum.
- Frequent, high quality, specific feedback on a student's work is a key component to curriculum.
When provided the unique opportunity to take learning beyond knowledge to understanding, students are more engaged and motivated thinkers both in and outside of academic settings.
Christ, Prince of Peace (CPOP) School
Christ, Prince of Peace (CPOP) School, located in St. Louis County, welcomes students age 3 through eighth grade. CPOP inspires students to achieve academic excellence, deepen their faith and develop social responsibility. An 18:1 student-teacher ratio guarantees personalized attention. CPOP's program of studies includes a new STEM lab, computer, literature, math, social studies, religion, music, art, Spanish, P.E. and more. This curriculum is designed to help students reach their full potential in a challenging, yet nurturing academic environment. CPOP encourages your family to visit this vibrant school. Call for a tour and experience the CPOP difference for yourself.
Community School is an independent elementary and preschool, 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 16-acre 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.
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!