Barat Academy

Head: Debra Watson

Grades: 9 to 12

Tuition: $13,605

Open House: Nov. 3, noon-4 p.m. and Jan. 29, 6-8 p.m.

17815 Wild Horse Creek Road, 636-300-5500

Barat Academy is a private, independent, Catholic, college-preparatory school that recognizes both the worth of each student’s intellect and the importance of fostering caring citizens who will become lifelong learners. Founded in the proven tradition of Sacred Heart education, expectations are high, and support and encouragement abound. Barat is the area’s only faith-based, co-ed campus offering single-gender classes. With a maximum of 18 students in a class, students build a strong sense of community and personal identity as they love, learn, serve, build and grow in a caring, diverse environment, permeated by Christ-centered values.

Central Christian School

Head: Cathy Barnes (interim)

Grades: Ages 3 - sixth grade

Tuition: $7,650 (full-time students)

Open House: Oct. 25, 9-11a.m.

700 S. Hanley Road, 727-4535,

Research-based. Relevant. Rigorous. Central Christian School partners with families to prepare children for the 21st century, instilling a passion for God, a love of truth and a zeal to serve. At CCS, we're redefining the common understanding of Christian education by emphasizing rigorous academics through the lens of truth. Our Integral Curriculum motivates a diverse student body toward critical thinking and problem-solving as they make meaningful connections across all academic disciplines. Using the latest educational technology, our program prepares students not only for the rigor of secondary school, but for life in a modern world.

Clayton Early Childhood Center

Head: Dr. Gina Siebe, executive director

Grades: 6 weeks to Pre-Kindergarten

Tuition: Full Time: Infants, $1,640 per month; ages 2-3 years, $1,435 per month; ages 3-5 years, $1,280 per month

Open House: Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-noon

1 Oak Knoll Park, 725-2325,

Clayton Early Childhood Center, located in Oak Knoll Park, is a preschool that provides quality care in an intimate setting. The center is state-licensed and uses a state-approved curriculum with opportunities for additional cultural activities. Educators hold degrees in early childhood education and have years of experience working with preschool children. Classroom sizes are small, with three full-time teachers assigned to each. A healthy, hot breakfast and lunch are provided, along with a morning and afternoon snack.

Whitfield School

Head: John Delautre

Grades: 6 to 12

Tuition: $23,350

Open House: Oct. 20, 1 p.m.

175 South Mason Road, 434-5141,

Whitfield School cultivates ethical, confident and successful students in a community of innovation, collaboration and trust. A rigorous curriculum provides a strong liberal arts education, and electives allow students to pursue specialized interests in science, language, social sciences and the arts. This year, Microsoft is showcasing Whitfield’s use of technology in the classroom.

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