ALIVE School Guide: Find Your Perfect Fit Here

By ALIVE Staff
In Culture

Whether you seek intense college preparatory programs, the child-centered approach of the Montessori Method, faith-based curricula or a mix of different criteria for your child’s school experience, the St. Louis area has dozens of nationally recognized institutions from which to choose. Many local schools hold open houses during the fall and winter where families can gather information and get a first hand look at what each school has to offer their children. Although it’s important to do your homework on the schools you’re considering, this cheat sheet will help you figure out how and when to tour candidate schools before settling on the best one for your family.

Andrews Academy—Creve Coeur 888 N. Mason Road, Grades: PreK-6 Coed, Open house: Jan. 31, 1-3pm  314.878.1883, andrewsacademy.com

Andrews Academy—Lake Saint Louis 1701 Feise Road, Grades: K-8 Coed, Open house: Jan. 24, 1-3pm 636.561.7709, andrewsacademy.com

Brehm Preparatory School 950 S. Brehm Lane, Carbondale, IL, Grades: 6-12 Coed, Open house: by appointment 618.457.0371, brehm.org

Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School 701 N. Spring Ave., Grand Center, Grades: 9-12 Coed, Open house: Nov. 8, noon-4pm 314.446.5500, cardinalritterprep.com

Casa Dia Montessori—South County 610 Kinswood Lane, Mehlville, Grades: 6w-10yr Coed, Open house: Open door 314.892.4446, namontessori.com

Casa Dia Montessori—Sunset Hills 10109 Watson Road, Sunset Hills, Grades: 6w-10yr Coed, Open house: Open door 314835.9500, namontessori.com

The Centre at Conway 13725 Conway Road, Chesterfield, Grades: 6w-10yr Coed, Open house: Open door 314.434.3300, namontessori.com

Chaminade College Preparatory School 425 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Creve Coeur, Grades: 6-12 Boys, Open house: Nov. 8, 11am-4pm 314.993.4400, chaminade-stl.org

Chesterfield Day School 1100 White Road, Chesterfield, Grades: 18mo-Grade 6 Coed, Open house: Tours Weds. 9am (RSVP online) 314.469.6622, chesterfielddayschool.org

Chesterfield Montessori School 14000 Ladue Road, Chesterfield, Grades: 16mo-Grade 9 Coed, Open house: by appointment 314.469.7150, chesterfieldmontessori.org

Christian Brothers College High School 1850 De La Salle Drive, Town & Country, Grades: 9-12 Boys, Open house: Nov. 8, 11am 314.985.6100, cbchs.org

Churchill Center and School 1021 Municipal Center Drive, Town & Country, Grades: 1-10 Coed, Open house: by appointment 314.997.4343, churchillstl.org

City Academy 4175 N. Kingshighway Blvd., Penrose, Grades: PreK-6 Coed, Open house: Nov. 7, 10am-noon 314.382.0085 cityacademyschool.org

Clayton High School 1 Mark Twain Circle, Clayton, Grades: 9-12 Coed, Open house: by appointment  314.854.6600, clayton.k12.mo.us/chs

The College School 7825 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, Grades: PreK-8 Coed, Open house: Nov. 14, 9am-noon 314.962.9355, thecollegeschool.org

Do you want your child to be an articulate, creative thinker and problem-solver who can make an impact in the world? The College School does. Its students take deep-dive journeys that ignite curiosity and build strong academic skills, and the early childhood program incorporates the Reggio Philosophy. Construction has begun on an innovative Learning Center at the 28-acre LaBarque campus. In 2016, the focus shifts to a STEAM/Maker Space and a digital media lab at the Webster campus. The student-to-teacher ratio is 9:1, including specialists in drama, art, music, Spanish and greenhouse science. Financial aid and diversity scholarships are available for full-time students.

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Community School 900 Lay Road, Ladue, Grades: Nursery-Grade 6 Coed, Open house: Nov. 7, 9am 314.991.0005, communityschool.com

Cor Jesu Academy 10230 Gravois Road, St. Louis, Grades: 9-12 Girls, Open house: Nov. 8, 11am-5pm 314.842.1546, corjesu.org

Crossroads College Preparatory School 500 DeBaliviere Ave., Skinker DeBaliviere, Grades: 7-12 Coed, Open house: by appointment  314.367.8085, crossroadscollegeprep.org

De Smet Jesuit High School 233 N. Ballas Road, Creve Coeur, Grades: 9-12 Boys, Open house: by appointment 314.567.3500, desmet.org

Downtown Children’s Center 607 N. 22nd St., St. Louis, Grades: 6wks-6yrs Coed, Open house: by appointment 314.621.1131, downtownchildrenscenter.com

Federation of Catholic Schools multiple locations, North County, Grades: varies, Open house: various times, locations 314.537.3174, federationsofcatholicschools.org

Forsyth School 6235 Wydown Blvd., Clayton area, Grades: Age 3-Grade 6 Coed, Open house: Jan. 9, 10-11:30am 314.726.4542, forsythonline.com

You know Forsyth School. Our one-of-a-kind campus, with classrooms in six homes, translates to a really different experience for kids. It promotes adaptability, courtesy, responsibility and independence. So, it’s not just charming–it’s an essential component of the Forsyth experience. Our curriculum is different: We’re known for our challenge education, for memory-mapping, for our drama program that culminates in a Shakespeare production, our Nicholas Aaron Aitken Artist-in-Residence Program and for our athletics program. 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. Forsyth. There’s nothing like it.

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John Burroughs School 755 S. Price Road, St. Louis, Grades: 7-12 Coed, Open house: Oct. 24 9am 314.993.4040, jburroughs.org

Loyola Academy of St. Louis 3851 Washington Blvd., Grand Center, Grades: 6-8 Boys, Open house: Jan. 24, 3-6pm 314.531.9091, loyolaacademy.org

Mary Institute And Saint Louis Country Day School 101 N. Warson Road, Ladue, Grades: Age 4-Grade 12 Coed, Open house: by appointment 314.995.7367, micds.org

Missouri Military Academy 204 N. Grand St., Mexico, MO, Grades: 6-12 Boys, Open house: Dec. 5, 9am 573.581.1776, missouirmilitaryacademy.org

Nerinx Hall High School 530 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, Grades: 9-12 Girls, Open house: Nov. 8, 11:30am-4pm 314.968.1505, nerinxhs.org

New City School 5209 Waterman Blvd., Central West End, Grades: PreK-6 Coed, Open house: Nov. 14, 9:15, 10:15 & 11:15am 314.361.6411, newcityschool.org

At New City School, students learn more than the contents of a textbook. They are taught to become confident, caring, thoughtful individuals who value the multiple perspectives of their peers. A New City education is grounded in rigorous academics, achieved through joyful, experiential learning and is based on an integrated multiple intelligences curriculum. Students are empathetic, appreciative of diversity and carry a deep awareness of themselves. Located in the Central West End and serving preschool through sixth grade, your child deserves all that New City has to offer: academic excellence, diversity beyond the numbers, joyful learning and personal intelligences.

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Notre Dame High School 320 E. Ripa Ave., Lemay, Grades: 9-12 Girls, Open house: Nov. 8, 10am-3pm 314.533.1015, ndhs.net

Our Lady of the Pillar School 403 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Creve Coeur, Grades: Age 3-Grade 8 Coed, Open house: Jan. 31, 11:30am-1pm 314.993.3353, olpillar.com

The Principia 13201 Clayton Road, Grades: Infants-Grade 12 Coed, Open house: by appointment 314.434.2100, principiaschool.org

Rohan Woods School 1515 Bennett Ave., Warson Woods Grades: Age 2-Grade 6 Coed, Open house: Nov. 14, 9-11am 314.821.6270, rohanwoods.org

Rosati-Kain High School 4389 Lindell Blvd. Central West End, Grades: 9-12 Girls, Open house: Nov. 8 noon-4pm 314.533.8513, rosati-kain.org

Rossman School 12660 Conway Road, Creve Coeur, Grades: PreK-6 Coed, Open house: Dec. 16, 8:30-11am 314.434.5877, rossmanschool.org

St. Louis Language Immersion Schools various locations, Grades: K-7 Coed, Open house: Tue. and Thur. by appt. 314.533.0975, sllis.org

Saint Louis Priory School 500 S. Mason Road, Creve Coeur, Grades: 7-12 Boys, Open house: Nov. 15, 12:30-3pm 314.434.3690, stlprioryschool.org

Saint Louis University High School 500 S. Mason Road, Creve Coeur, Grades: 9-12 Boys, Open house: Nov. 5, 12:30 314.531.0330, sluh.org

Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School 348 S. Mason Road, Town and Country, Grades: K-8 Coed, Open house: Nov. 8, 7-9pm 314.576.6177, mirowitz.org

The Soulard School 1110 Victor St., Soulard, Grades: PreK-5 Coed, Open house: Jan. 23, 10am-12:30pm 314.865.2799, soulardschool.org

St. Frances Cabrini Academy 3022 Oregon Ave., Benton Park West, Grades: K-8 Coed, Open house: Jan. 25, noon-2pm 314.776.0883, cabriniacademy.org

St. Roch School 6040 Waterman Blvd., Skinker DeBaliviere, Grades: Preschool-8 Coed, Open house: Jan. 31, noon-3pm 312.721.2595, strochparish.com

The Wilson School 400 DeMun Ave. Grades: PreK-6 Coed, Open house: by appointment 314.725.4999, wilsonschool.com

Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School 801 S. Spoede Road, Frontenac, Grades: Age 3 – Grade 6 Coed, Grades 7 – 12 Girls, Open house: Nov. 8 noon-4pm 314.432.2021, vdoh.org

Visitation Academy 3020 N. Ballas Road, Town & Country, Grades: Toddler-K Coed, Montessori Grades 1-12 Girls, Open house: Nov. 8 noon-4pm 314.625.9100, visitationacademy.org

This guide was published in the November 2015 issue. 

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