6 Schools That Will Set Your Child Up For Success

There are plenty of high-quality education options in the St. Louis region that offer dynamic, supportive schooling to prepare the next generation for leadership and success. We’ve compiled a list of top schools in the St. Louis metro area that currently are enrolling new students. Be sure to attend the upcoming open houses and school tours to learn more.

Chesterfield Montessori student

Chesterfield Montessori School
14000 Ladue Road

Recognized as one of the best AMI Montessori schools in the nation, Chesterfield Montessori School provides stimulating educational challenges for children from 16 months through 15 years. Teachers guide students from diverse backgrounds through scientifically developed Montessori coursework, allowing children to progress at their own pace, which encourages a lifelong love of learning. The peaceful, mixed-age classrooms set the stage for success and for confident, independent thinking. Schedule a private appointment and tour to learn more.


Forsyth School teacher and student on obstacle course

Forsyth School
6235 Wydown Boulevard

Forsyth School’s one-of-a-kind campus provides an unforgettable experience for children age 3 through grade 6. It’s a place where students stretch beyond their comfort zone, where personal best counts and where engaging curriculum meets challenge education. Forsyth teachers value active learning and authentic challenges. Here, children develop critical thinking skills; they learn that if they work hard, they can accomplish difficult and complex projects. Graduates are well prepared for the most selective secondary schools. Attend the Forsyth School open house 3-6pm Sun., Oct. 16.


MICDS STEM faculty and students

MICDS (Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School)
101 North Warson Road

As an independent college-prep school, MICDS creates an innovative culture of learning that brings out the best in every student while nurturing their passions. Its dynamic, diverse learning environment encourages intellectually curious and ambitious students, and the school’s challenging curriculums in math, science and the humanities provide countless academic opportunities. Students from junior kindergarten (age 4) through 12th grade discover a lifelong appreciation for learning. Attend the MICDS open house at 9:30am Sat., Oct. 29.


New City School students

New City School
5209 Waterman Boulevard

New City School prides itself on building rigorous, joyful learning opportunities for children age 3 through grade 6. Hands-on academic experiences allow students to develop a deep love of learning that prepares them to succeed in life, not just in school. At New City, children are surrounded by diverse groups of both peers and educators who encourage each other to solve problems with courage and creativity. Attend the New City School open house 9am-noon Sat., Nov. 12.


The College School students

The College School
7825 Big Bend Boulevard

At The College School, experiential learning is not separate from a rigorous academic program: they are one and the same. It is through experiential education—learning through experience—that students master academic and personal skills. The College School journey begins at pre-K and continues through eighth grade. Attend The College School open house 9am-noon Sat., Nov. 12.


The Wilson School students with iPads

The Wilson School
400 DeMun Avenue

Preparing children to navigate and succeed in an ever-changing world, The Wilson School combines classic and innovative teaching methods to provide students with a solid academic foundation. The school’s nurturing environment helps students from age 3 through 6th grade discover their own creative abilities, understand social responsibilities and respect others, while teachers are empowered to develop customized curriculums that are engaging and inspiring. Attend the Wilson School open house 9-10:30am Sat., Oct. 22.


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