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 2020.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Chesterfield Day School
Chesterfield Day School is a student-centered independent school that promotes the joy of learning, positive character development, and service to others. As a school tracing its origins to the Montessori philosophy, each child is allowed to explore meaningful work and stretch to the next level. Our Montessori roots encourage children to grow into resilient and independent learners, courageous risk takers, eloquent communicators, and active contributors to the larger community. Our dedicated and well-educated faculty are experts in their subject matter and child development, and provide our students with a personalized education from start to finish.
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.