Students at Miriam School

Andrews Academy

888 N. Mason Road, 878-1883,

Grades: Junior kindergarten through grade six

Tuition: $13,736

Head: Joe Patterson

Open House: Feb. 8, 2009

    Andrews Academy is a private, independent school for students in junior kindergarten through grade six. We encourage children to maximize their intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth by offering an advanced curriculum in a traditional setting. Special classes include art, music, computers, library, physical education, Spanish and public speaking. Private piano, violin, cello, viola, bass and band lessons are also offered on campus. The average class size is 17 students with a lead teacher and an assistant teacher in each room. In an atmosphere of respect and compassion, combined with an advanced curriculum and the latest technological tools, our internationally diverse student body has the unique opportunity to reach unlimited goals both academically and socially.

Miriam School

501 Bacon Ave., 968-5225,

Grades: Pre-kindergarten through grade eight

Tuition: $21,900

Head of School: Joan Holland

Open House: March 9, 2009, or by appointment

    Miriam School is an innovative institution that educates children with multiple learning disabilities, attention deficits, speech/language and/or fine/gross motor delays. Our students thrive and meet their academic and social potential through an integrated special education approach of small class size and occupational and speech/language therapy support. New diagnostic tools, new therapies and innovative strategies for teaching children with multiple learning disabilities are constantly developed.

Countryside Montessori School

12226 Ladue Road, 434-2821,

Grades: Infant to Kindergarten

Tuition: $415 (three half days, preschool and toddler); $645 (three full days, preschool and toddler); $605 (five half days, preschool); $635 (five half days, toddler); $1,050 (five full days, preschool and toddler)

Head: Jenifer Hanser

Open House: none

    Countryside Montessori is dedicated to the education of the whole child. Our goal is to meet each individual child’s needs for intellectual, physical, social and emotional development. Our learning environment is designed to cultivate independence, individual responsibility, freedom of choice, concentration, problem-solving abilities, social interaction, competency in basic skills and a love of learning. By offering a superb Montessori education in a nurturing environment, Countryside strives to help children reach their full potential and become independent, lifelong learners.

Churchill Center & School

1021 Municipal Center Drive, 997-4343,

Grades: One through 10

Tuition: $26,950

Head of School: Sandra Gilligan

Open House: Jan. 19, 2009, and by appointment

    Churchill Center & School is a private school for children with specific learning disabilities. A daily 1:1 tutorial is offered, as well as an individualized curriculum in the areas of auditory-visual training, language arts, math, social studies, science and motor skills. Churchill has a 1:3 teacher-student ratio and has twice been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a School of Excellence.

Ste. Genevieve du Bois School

1575 N. Woodlawn Ave., 821-4245,

Grades: Kindergarten through grade eight

Tuition: Call for info.

Principal: Claudia Dougherty

Open House: By appointment

    Ste. Genevieve du Bois School, a parish elementary school serving children in grades kindergarten through eight, is located in Warson Woods. It educates the whole child with JOY (Jesus first, Others second and Yourself third). A challenging curriculum involving faith formation, foreign language, algebra, leadership opportunities and extracurricular activities are offered to each child. In 2009, the school will celebrate 50 years of excellence in education.

Metropolitan School

7281 Sarah Ave., 644-0850,

Grades: Five through 12

Tuition: N/A

Head of School: Judi Thomas

Open House: March 6, 2009

    Founded in 1967, Metropolitan School provides a rigorous academic curriculum to middle and senior high students who have learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders and other atypical learning styles. Class size is limited to nine students in order to foster highly individualized instruction. Self-esteem, personal responsibility and interpersonal skill development are cultivated within this intimate, nurturing environment. Metropolitan provides the specialized curriculum and individualized instruction necessary for students to succeed in their daily lives.

New City School

5208 Waterman, 361-6411,

Grades: Pre-Kindergarten through grade six

Tuition: $13,650 ($9,650 for half-day preschool)

Head of School: Thomoas Hoerr, Ph.D.

Open House: Nov. 15

    New City School provides an unparalleled academic experience that incorporates a comprehensive curriculum with the development of personal intelligence, diversity that is embedded throughout the curriculum and classroom, and joyful learning. New City School graduates go onto secondary schools and into the world with a passionate curiosity and self-confidence that creates opportunities for success in their academic, professional and personal lives.

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