A Guide to Three Transformative St. Louis-Area Schools
These independent St. Louis-area schools help children find their futures through stimulating, engaging curricula and hands-on learning opportunities.
Chesterfield Montessori School
Recognized by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) as one of the country’s finest Montessori schools and centered around the world’s most practiced child-development pedagogy, Chesterfield Montessori’s hands-on materials provide stimulating challenges that meet the cognitive, emotional and social needs of each child. Students, ranging in age from 16 months through 14 years, carry with them a solid record of academic achievement, a belief in the dignity of work and a sense of responsibility for their own development. The partnership of parents, children and teachers makes the school a place where children and families flourish.
Forsyth School’s one-of-a-kind campus, located in the Wydown-Forsyth Historic District, provides an unforgettable experience for children age 3 through Grade 6. Forsyth is a place where personal best counts—in the classroom, on the field, on the stage and on the high ropes course in the Adventure Center. Students are encouraged to stretch beyond their comfort zones with activities like memory mapping, ballroom dancing, arthropod studies, Shakespeare performances and more. The challenging and engaging curriculum fosters independence and prepares students to thrive in secondary school and beyond.
Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School
A nationally recognized leader in independent education, MICDS is a college-prep, co-ed school for students from junior kindergarten (age 4) through 12th grade. At MICDS, the mission is to prepare students for higher education and a life of purpose and service as engaged citizens in our ever-changing world. When a child attends MICDS, they’ll explore their passions and pursue academic excellence in state-of-the-art classrooms, labs, athletic facilities, theaters and art studios throughout the 100-acre campus.
Featured photo courtesy of Pan Xiaozhen. Other photos courtesy of the respective schools.
These schools were initially profiled in our recent print edition of GUIDED: Delmar Loop, available now online or at these locations. Thank you for supporting the organizations that keep ALIVE and Guided growing.