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 2019.
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.
Forsyth School is a leading independent, co-educational elementary school that provides an unforgettable experience on a one-of-a-kind campus located in the Wydown-Forsyth Historic District. The challenging and engaging curriculum fosters independence and prepares students to thrive in secondary school and beyond. Starting with the 2020/21 school year, Forsyth’s NEW Eyas Program offers part-time and full-time care options for ages 2–3! An expansion of Forsyth's established "challenge curriculum" for age 3 through Grade 6, Eyas is more than traditional daycare. Contact us today to schedule a personal visit and school-day tour!
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
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!
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.
Andrews Academy is an innovative, private elementary school in St. Louis, Missouri, with campuses in Creve Coeur and Lake St. Louis. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to creating a learning environment where imagination and creativity are inspired and academic challenges are met. Our students are active participants in their own learning, they are encouraged to ask questions, to think critically, and to formulate answers. Our curriculum is progressive, innovative, and rigorous. Andrews emphasizes basic academic skills through a personalized engaging approach integrated with a broad range of specialized programs in the disciplines of art, technology, music, Spanish, physical education, and performing arts.
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.