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 2021.
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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 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.
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.
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.”