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.
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.
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.