5 Schools For Your Kids To Attend

By Mackenzie Taylor
In Culture

With the holidays officially over, it’s time to start thinking about where to send your little one for an education this year. But there are a number of options in the St. Louis area, so how do you know which one to choose? To help narrow down your list, we’ve teamed up with five local schools.

Forsyth School

You know Forsyth School. Their one-of-a-kind campus with classrooms in six historic homes translates into a different experience for kids. Forsyth is all about challenge–always with support from great teachers and classmates–and independence. And it all begins with a great early childhood program. Head to their Early Childhood Open House on Saturday, Jan 9 from 10-11:30am, where you will meet Forsyth’s early childhood teachers and tour Fillmore House–Forsyth School’s newly renovated early childhood center with a schoolyard farm.

Forsyth School
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6235 Wydown Blvd St. Louis, MO 63105

New City School

New City School believes that teaching students to understand and appreciate diversity is essential for success in both school and in life. The school understands that students learn better in a diverse environment where they are being taught to understand, respect and appreciate others. New City was founded on a commitment to diversity, equality and justice–which remains one of the four pillars that make New City the unique community it is, along with its academic excellence, joyful learning and personal intelligences. Join New City at the Diversity Beyond the Numbers Open House on Jan. 7 from 6-8pm with tours from 6-7pm to experience New City’s special commitment to diversity. RSVP today.

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5209 Waterman Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108


With students from more than 60 different zip codes, MICDS provides all of its diverse JK-12 students with incredible opportunities allowing them to pursue their individual interests, discover new passions and learn beyond the classroom. Not only can students design and conduct research or learn multiple interests, but they can give back through service trips, produce documentaries, star in a drama production or engineer a robot. Equipped with an extraordinary academic foundation and the guidance from world-glass faculty, MICDS students have the support to create and enjoy an authentic educational journey.

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101 North Warson Rd. St. Louis, MO 63124

Service MYMAGO Poster Wilson School

The Wilson School is preparing students for success in an ever-changing world by giving them the confidence and academic foundation they need to thrive. Students are challenged and nurtured in a supportive and collaborative environment that values differences in people and their point of view. This year, students are carrying out the school’s motto to Make Your Mark a Good One by learning what it means to give to others and the community. Find out more about this and other innovative, project-based learning opportunities at The Wilson School’s Public Open House on January 19 from 8:30-10:30am.

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400 DeMun Ave Clayton, MO 63105

Chesterfield Montessori

Recognized as one of the best Montessori schools in the US, Chesterfield Montessori’s hands-on materials provide stimulating challenges that meet the cognitive, emotional and social needs of each child. Students–ages 16 months to 15 years–become self-motivated learners who work in mixed age group classrooms that encourage children to develop and explore relationships with older and younger friends. And one of the best things about Chesterfield Montessori? Their approach is the most practiced pedagogy in the world.

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14000 Ladue Rd. Chesterfield, MO 63017

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