Private School Listing Oct. 10

The St. Michael School

Linda Vista Catholic School

930 Kehrs Mill Road, 636-532-3315,

Grades: Age 3 through grade eight

Tuition: $7,500

Head of School: Nancy Bryant

Open House: Call for details

    Linda Vista Catholic School is a private school for boys and girls offering a Montessori pre-kindergarten and kindergarten and a traditionally based education for grades one to eight, with an average student-teacher ratio of 12:1.  Rooted in the Catholic faith, the school provides a quality Christian education with an emphasis on each child as an individual.

Central Christian School

700 S. Hanley Road, 727-4535,

Grades: Preschool (age 3) through grade six

Tuition: $1,500 to $6,075

Fall Enrollment: 252

Head of School: Joshua Crane

Open House: Nov. 7

    Central Christian School provides a superior education founded upon and informed by the word  of God. We offer a rigorous, interdisciplinary, liberal arts curriculum that includes computers, art, music, Spanish and physical education. CCS draws from 64 different churches and, as a result, is an extraordinarily diverse community. Instruction is provided by experienced, Christian teachers who strive to instill in each student a love of truth, a passion for God, a heart for service and a sense of discernment in their generation.

Chesterfield Montessori School

14000 Ladue Road, 469-7150,

Grades: 16 months through grade six

Tuition: $7,600 to $11,990

Head: Anita Chastain

Open House: Jan. 24, 2009

  Chesterfield Montessori School offers a fully AMI accredited, authentic Montessori program for children of toddler age through sixth grade. Our certified Montessori teachers work with children individually and in small groups to ensure that each child is guided, challenged and nurtured to meet their academic, social and emotional needs. Peace and respect are the way of life in our classrooms. At CMS, our goal is to give each child a passion for learning and success for life.

Solomon Schechter Day School  

3485 Mason Road, 576-6177,

Grades: Kindergarten through grade eight

Tuition: $11,400

Head of School: Rabbi Allen Selis

Open House: Nov. 16

    Solomon Schechter Day School of St. Louis leads the way with a curriculum that promotes independent critical thinking and Jewish values; Schechter serves a broad range of Jewish families from many different religious backgrounds. With an average class size of 12, specialty classes in art, music, computer, library and daily physical education enhance all grades. Pre-care, post-care and after-school enrichment classes are offered. Financial aid is available. ISACS accredited, Solomon Schechter Day School provides differentiated instruction in a nurturing, joyful environment.

The St. Michael School

6345 Wydown Blvd., 721-4422,

Grades: Age 3 through grade six

Tuition: $11,750

Head: Beth Mosher

Open House: Nov. 13

    We believe we must allow each child to develop a true passion for learning, plus the creativity and flexibility to embrace and initiate change. The St. Michael School provides rich experiences and intense learning with a thorough grounding in the fundamental skills of reading, writing and mathematics. Our program attaches great importance to spiritual and physical well being, as well as community service and sustainability. Every school day begins in the chapel, where children of all faiths are challenged to consider how they positively affect the lives of others. Each day includes active play and a planned program of physical activity, focused on health and overall fitness. The study of Spanish is part of the daily curriculum. 

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