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 November 2022.
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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 preschool and elementary school, serving families with children age 3 through sixth grade. The 7:1 student/teacher ratio allows personalized attention for experiential learning. As a testament to their academic preparation, Community students’ test scores are among the highest in the nation. Students are immersed in a STEAM program, which in addition to science, technology, and math, includes drama, art, music, band, and woodworking. The 18-acre campus provides a safe environment for curious exploration. Community School's focus on character development, compassionate service learning, and public speaking creates tomorrow's leaders. Join us at one of our upcoming Admission events.
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.
Notre Dame High School
Notre Dame High School St. Louis offers a college prep education that empowers young women to become confident, compassionate, Christian leaders. Our students learn and further develop organizational skills, time management, and self-advocacy. This approach challenges students to take increased responsibility for learning and offers them a start to collegiate success. Each student has an advisor to assure 1:1 assistance, attend regular classes on a flexible modular schedule, participate in small group discussions, apply knowledge and skills in labs, conduct research, and participate in cooperative learning. By giving students independence, they increase self-confidence to take accountability for continuous life-long learning.
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.
Abiding Savior Lutheran School
Since 1984, Abiding Savior Lutheran School has been providing an enriching Christian educational experience for students ages 2 through 8th grade in South County St. Louis.
We believe that investing in the lives of children – spiritually, personally, and academically – can impact their lives permanently, and through them, the lives of everyone they will ever care about.
Our mission at Abiding Savior is “to provide our students with the knowledge, skills, habits, and experiences to prepare them fully to maximize their intellectual, physical, interpersonal, and spiritual potential to impact their world by glorifying God and serving people.”
Academy of Thought and Industry Virtual SchoolDiscover your individual path to excellence
Welcome to the future of middle and high school education! We are a Montessori-inspired online private middle and high school. Study anytime, from anywhere!
ATI Virtual School's middle and high school program is unique: a deliberately planned and charted curriculum of foundational skills that open a greater and greater number of possible paths. Our students don’t just memorize—they understand, apply, and integrate knowledge to pursue their own passions! We deliver a powerful education for independence to develop curious, self-motivated adolescents who thrive in school and in life. Contact us at (714) 709-8598 to learn more or book a tour. Click here to learn what types of students best thrive in an online environment.