Nerinx  Hall

The Nerinx Hall High School motto: Educating young women to make a difference

Compiled by Elizabeth Schmitt

Chesterfield Montessori School

Head: Anita Chastain

Grade: Toddler through Eighth Grade

Tuition: $9,050 to $15,400

Open House: By appointment only

14000 Ladue Road, 469-7150,

We offer an AMI-accredited, authentic Montessori program for toddlers through eighth grade. Our highly trained teachers help to ensure that each child is challenged and nurtured in a way that best serves their overall academic, social and emotional needs. Graduates are well prepared for the secondary school of their choice. Our goal is to develop in each child a passion for learning and ensure a highly successful academic life. Visit our website for more information.

Nerinx Hall High School

President: Barbara Roche, SL

Grade: Ninth through 12th grade

Tuition: $11,300

Open House: Nov. 4, noon to 4:30 p.m.

530 East Lockwood Ave., 968-1505,

A Catholic, independent college-preparatory school for girls founded in 1924 by the Sisters of Loretto, we have been recognized as an Apple-distinguished school for the past three years for excellence in academics. Our philosophy is grounded in the belief that educated, caring, empowered young women are essential in our world—diversity enriches and trust empowers.

Our Lady of the Pillar School

Head: Mrs. Judy Talleur, Principal

Grade: Pre-K through Eighth Grade

Tuition: Available upon request

Open House: Nov. 11, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Nov. 14, 9:30 a.m., Jan. 27, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

403 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 993-3353,

Our Lady of the Pillar students, equipped with an outstanding spiritual and educational foundation, move on to and graduate from high schools and colleges of their choice. Our students are prepared to be critical thinkers and problem-solvers in an ever-changing world. A Pillar education can provide limitless opportunities for your child. If you are interested in empowering your child for life, come and meet with us.

The School District of Clayton

Head: Sharmon Wilkinson, Superintendent

Grade: Pre-K through 12th

Tuition: $10,500 (K-Fifth), $15,750 (Sixth-12th)

2 Mark Twain Circle, 854-6014,

The school district of Clayton is known as the area’s ‘public’ private school. We provide a world-class education that challenges all students to reach their unique potential. As a community united in our commitment to critical thinking, individual responsibility, creativity and love of learning, we model and promote excellence, trust, inclusiveness, innovation and accountability. Low student-to-teacher ratios, highly qualified teachers and an excellent post-graduate success record make Clayton a great place to learn.

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