SAINT LOUIS AREA SCHOOLS OFFER EXCELLENT EDUCATIONAL CHOICES

The Metropolitan St. Louis area offers a wide variety of educational choices from the public schools, parochial, private, vocational-technical, special-needs, magnet and home-based at the elementary and secondary levels. There are many good nursery schools and preschools for the younger set, and some school districts have “parent as teacher” programs. If you are after higher education, St. Louis offers several excellent community college systems, two state universities and a number of internationally acclaimed private universities.

Historically the first schools in St. Louis were private or parochial. They were Roman Catholic and Lutheran financed by tuition. In 1847 the city levied its first school tax and public schools began. St. Louis was the home to the nation’s first public kindergarten in 1873 by Susan Blow. Educational methods continued to flourish in the 1900’s resulting in the many school options available in the St. Louis Area today.

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW IF YOU ARE ENROLLING CHILDREN IN PUBLIC SCHOOL IN MISSOURI:
  • Missouri state law mandates children must be 5 years old on or before August 1st to enter kindergarten and 6 years old on or before August 1st to enter 1st grade.
  • An immunization record and health certificate
  • Proof of residence
  • Previous year’s report card
  • Birth Certificate
SCHOOL DEFINITIONS

Public Schools
Schools financed by state and local taxes and free to children who reside in the school district. Public schools are organized into geographical districts and are governed by elected representatives who form the district school boards. Many districts offer, preschool and adult education programs. Most of the Public Schools in the Metropolitan area are affiliated with the Cooperating School Districts.

Public Magnet Schools
A public school that focuses on a specific academic discipline like science, art, performing arts, etc. The 29 Magnet Schools are located in the city of St. Louis and competition for the spaces is intense. Open by application to City and County Residents

Private and Parochial Schools
Private schools usually charge tuition. They are governed by their own school board and each operates independently. They must satisfy the educational requirements of their accrediting agency. Many of the private schools are affiliated with the Independent Schools of St. Louis.

Many of the private parochial schools also belong to this organization. As noted above some of the early St. Louis Area Schools were private schools affiliated with the Catholic or Lutheran Faiths. The Archdiocese of St. Louis operates a large parochial school system with approximately 29 high schools and more than 150 elementary schools.

The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, which calls St. Louis home operates some of the finest Lutheran Schools. Some of the member schools of the Independent Schools of St. Louis are affiliated with other religious faiths.

Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School, St. Louis, MO 63141
314-576-6177

Special Needs Schools
St. Louis is fortunate to have a state mandated umbrella public school district to accommodate students with special needs. The Special School District of St. Louis County Missouri was formed in 1957 as a public school system which provides educational services to handicapped and vocational students in St. Louis County, Missouri. Its special education mission is to identify and educate special needs children in order to enable them to attain meaningful life and to have an independent and productive place in society. Its vocational education mission is to supplement comprehensive high school programs of St. Louis school districts with training and opportunities in chosen vocations. There are also a number of private schools which service children with learning disabilities, physical impairments and behavioral problems.

Home Schooling
Home schooling in Missouri information can be found through Families for Home Education 816-767-9825

Vocational Technical Schools
In every county in Missouri, the state supports at least one vocational-technical high school. There are number of middle and high schools in the metro area which emphasize vocational and technical training in their curriculum.

Post Secondary Education
Education after high school. St. Louis Area is fortunate to have a large number of post secondary educational opportunities from vocational schools through Universities offering post doctorial programs for information check out the Missouri Department of High Education website.

To access current public school district report card information, statistics and data, refer to the school district website or Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education website.
ST. LOUIS AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS (K-12)

St. Louis City Schools

St. Louis City School District
314-231-3720

St. Louis County Schools

St. Louis City School District
314-231-3720

Affton District #101
314-638-8770

Bayless
314-631-2244

Brentwood
314-962-4507

Clayton
314-854-6000

Ferguson-Florissant R II
314-506-9000

Hancock Place
314-544-1300

Hazelwood
314-053-5000

Jennings
314-653-8000

Kirkwood
314-213-6101

Ladue
314-994-7080

Lindbergh R VIII
314-729-2480

Maplewood Richmond Heights
314-644-4400

Mehlville R IX
314-467-5000

St. Louis City School District
314-231-3720

Normandy
314-493-0400

Parkway C2
314-415-8100

Pattonville R III
314-213-8500

Ritenour
314-493-6010

Riverview Gardens
314-869-2505

Rockwood R VI
636-938-2200

St. Louis County Special School District
314-989-8100

University City
314-290-4001

Valley Park
636-225-4151

Webster Groves
314-961-1233

Wellston
314-290-7900

St. Charles County Schools

St. Charles R VI
636-724-5840

Wentzville R IV
636-327-3800



ST. LOUIS AREA PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Elementary And Middle Schools

Academy of the Sacred Heart
636-946-6127 (PK-8)
St. Charles, MO

AAndrews Academy
314-878-1883 (K-6)
Creve Coeur, MO

Blossom Wood Day School
314-355-2660 (PK-4)
Hazelwood, MO

Central Christian School
314-727-4535 (K-6)
Clayton, MO

Chesterfield Day School
314-469-6622 (PK-6)
Chesterfield & St. Albans, MO

Christian Academy of Greater St. Louis
314-429-7070 (PK-6)
St. Louis, MO

The Churchill School
314-997-4343 (PK-6)
St. Louis, MO

City Academy
314-382-0085 (PK-4)
St. Louis, MO

Clayton Academy
314-727-0833 (K-8)
Clayton, MO

The College School of Webster Groves
314-962-9355 (PK-8)
Webster Groves, MO

Community School
314-991-0005 (PK-8)
Ladue, MO

H.F. Epstein Hebrew Academy
314-994-7856 (PK-8)
Olivette, MO

First Baptist Christian Academy
636-272-3220 (K-6)
O'Fallon, MO

Forsyth School
314-726-4542 (PK-6)
Clayton, MO

Gateway Academy
636-519-9099 (PK-6)
Chesterfield, MO

Kirk of the Hills Christian Day School
314-434-4349 (PK-6)
Creve Coeur, MO

Linda Vista Catholic School
636-532-3315 (PK-8)
Chesterfield, MO

Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day
314-995-7367 (PK-6)
Ladue, MO

The Miriam School
314-968-5225
St. Louis, MO

Missouri Military Academy
888-564-6662 (5-8)
Mexico, MO

Moog Center for Deaf Education
314-692-7172 (Infants-6)
Town & Country, MO

New City School
314-361-6411 (PK-6)
St. Louis, MO

The Principia
314-434-2100 (PK-6)
Town & Country, MO

Rohan Woods School
314-821-6270 (PK-6)
St. Louis, MO

Rossman School
314-434-5877 (PK-6)
Creve Coeur, MO

Saul Mirowitz Day School-Reform Jewish Academy
314-569-2692 (K-2)
Frontenac, MO

Solomon Schechter Day School of St. Louis
314-576-6177 (K-8)
St. Louis, MO

Southside Christian School
314-487-8507 (K-5)
St. Louis, MO

St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf
636-532-3211 (Infant-8)
Chesterfield, MO 63017

The St. Michael School of Clayton
314-721-4422 (PK-6)
Clayton, MO

Storman-Stufflin School
314-867-0815 (PK-8)
St. Louis, MO

Torah Prep School
314-569-2929 (PK-8)
St. Louis, MO

Tower Grove Christian School
314-776-6473 (K-6)
St. Louis, MO

Villa Duchesne/Oak Hill School
314-432-2021 (PK-6)
Frontenac, MO

Visitation Academy
314-432-5353
(PK-6) (1-6 girls only)
St. Louis, MO

The Wilson School
314-725-4999 (PK-6)
St. Louis, MO

Secondary Schools

Bishop DuBourg High School
314-832-3030 (9-12)
St. Louis, MO

Block Yeshiva High School
314-997-3940 (9-12)
St. Louis, MO

Chaminade College Preparatory School
314-993-4400 (6-12, male)
St. Louis, MO

Chesterfield Day School-St. Albans
636-458-6688 (7-12)
St. Albans, MO

Christian Academy of Greater St. Louis
314-429-7070 (7-12)
St. Louis, MO

Christian Brothers College High School
314-721-1200 (9-12, male)
Town & Country, MO

The Churchill School
314-997-4343 (7-12)
St. Louis, MO

Cor Jesu Academy
314-842-1546 (9-12, female)
St. Louis, MO

Crossroads School
314-367-8085 (7-12)
St. Louis, MO

De Smet Jesuit High School
636-946-6767 (9-12)
St. Charles, MO

Duchesne High School
636-946-6767 (9-12)
St. Charles, MO

Gateway Academy
636-519-9099 (7-12)
Chesterfield, MO

Incarnate Word Academy
314-725-5850 (9-12, female)
St. Louis, MO

John Burroughs School
314-993-4040 (7-12)
Ladue, MO

John F. Kennedy High School
314-277-5900 (9-12)
Manchester, MO

Logos School School
314-997-7002 (7-12)
St. Louis, MO

Lutheran High School North
314-389-3100 (9-12)
St. Louis, MO

Lutheran High School of St. Charles County
636-928-5100 (9-12)
St. Peters, MO

Lutheran High School South
314-631-1400 (9-12)
St. Louis, MO

Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School
314-995-7367 (7-12)
Ladue, MO

Metropolitan School
314-644-0850 (5-12)
St. Louis, MO

Missouri Military Academy
1888-564-6662 (7-12, male)
Mexico, MO

Nerinx Hall High School
314-968-1505 (9-12, female)
Webster Groves, MO

Notre Dame High School
314-544-1015 (9-12, female)
St. Louis, MO

The Principia
314-434-2100 (7-12)
Town & Country, MO

Rosary High School
314-741-1333 (7-12)
St. Louis, MO

St. Dominic High School
636-272-0930 (9-12)
O'Fallon, MO 63366

St. Elizabeth Academy
314-771-5134 (9-12, Female)
St. Louis, MO

St. John Vianney High School
314-965-4853 (9-12, male)
St. Louis, MO

St. Joseph's Academy
314-965-7205 (9-12, female)
St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Priory School
314-434-3690 (7-12, male)
Town & Country, MO

Saint Louis University High School
314-531-0330 (9-12, male)
St. Louis, MO

Thomas Jefferson School
314-843-4151 (7-12)
St. Louis, MO

Tower Grove Christian School
314-776-6473 (7-12)
St. Louis, MO

Ursuline Academy
314-966-4556 (9-12, female)
St. Louis, MO

Villa Duchesne
314-432-2021 (9-12, female)
St. Louis, MO

Visitation Academy
314-432-5353 (7-12, female)
St. Louis, MO

Westminster Christian Academy
314-997-2900 (7-12)
Creve Coeur, MO

Whitfield School
314-434-5141 (6-12)
Town & Country, MO

Special Needs & Vocational Education

The Special School District of St. Louis County
314-989-8100
Town & Country, MO

We also have a number of private schools for children with special needs. Many of them have been listed under the independent schools above.



ST. LOUIS AREA COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

Community Colleges In The St. Louis Region

East Central College
636-583-5193
Union, MO

Jefferson College
636-789-3951
Hillsboro, MO

St. Charles Community College
636-922-8000
St. Charles, MO

St. Louis Community College District
Jospeh P Cosand Center (Downtown)
314-539-5000
St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley
314-595-4200
Florissant, MO

St. Louis Community College at Meramec
314-966-7500
Kirkwood, MO

St. Louis Community College at Forest Park
314-644-9100 (West St. Louis City)
St. Louis, MO

Universities And Colleges In St. Louis Region

St. Louis University
314-977-2222
St. Louis, MO

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
1-888-327-5219
Edwardsville, IL

University of Missouri - St. Louis
314-516-5000
St. Louis, MO

Washington University
314-935-5000
St. Louis, MO

Webster University
314-968-6900
Webster Groves, MO

Logan College of Chiropractic
636-227-2100
Chesterfield, MO

St. Louis College of Pharmacy
314-387-8700
St. Louis, MO

Fontbonne College
314-889-1400
St. Louis, MO

Lindenwood University
636-949-2000
St. Charles, MO

Maryville University
314-529-9300
Town & Country, MO

Harris-Stowe State College
314-340-3366
St. Louis, MO

Missouri Baptist College
314-434-1115
Creve Coeur, MO



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