Chesterfield Day School

Rohan Woods School

1515 Bennett Ave., 821-6270,

Grades: Age 3 through grade six

Tuition: $15,450

Head: Kelly Horn

Open House: 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 14

    To cherish…to encourage…to prepare. That is the foundation on which Rohan Woods’ mission is built. The impact that all three, individually or collectively, have on a child is immeasurable. The school’s personal attention, coupled with its accelerated academic curriculum, prepares graduates for the rigorous challenges of the future. Stimulating ‘specialist learning’ rounds out each student’s school day, and the ongoing leadership program equips students with the skills necessary for success in any environment.

Chesterfield Day School

1100 White Road, 469-6622,

Grades: Toddler (18 months) through grade six

Tuition: $4,000 (toddler two day); $5,775 (toddler three day); $9,300 (preschool half day); $12,825 (preschool am+); $15,200 (preschool-grade three); $15,200 (grade four to six)

Head: Dennis Guilliams

Open House: Oct. 24, 2009 and Jan. 23, 2010

    Chesterfield Day School is known for its Montessori methods, beginning with students as young as 18 months, which are combined with traditional approaches in elementary levels through grade six. The outcomes are clear: not only do Chesterfield Day School grads matriculate to the finest secondary schools and colleges, but also they are recognized for independent learning, cooperation and concern for others. The flexible, professional approach to personalized education can accommodate rolling admissions throughout the year.

Chaminade Preparatory School

425 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 993-4400,

Grades: Six through 12 (boys only)

Tuition: $13,850 (day students); $27,950 to $28,950 (resident students)

Head: Rev. Ralph Siefert, S.M.

Open House: Oct. 26

     Chaminade offers a Catholic Marianist education that prepares young men for success in college and in life. Students are accepted at the middle school and high school levels. Chaminade’s mission is to educate students morally, spiritually, academically, physically and socially, with an emphasis on faith and character formation. Chaminade‘s resident program offers five- and seven-day boarding for U.S. and international students.

     As the first school with a fully integrated laptop program, Chaminade leads the way in technology-enhanced education. Strengths include academics, over 170 hours of college credit, Christian service leadership, a strong athletic program with more than 64 teams in 16 varsity sports, an acclaimed band program and more than 25 co-curricular activities. More than 70 percent of the faculty has advanced degrees, and 70 percent of last year’s graduates received college scholarships. More than 25 percent of students receive over $1.45 million in need-based tuition assistance annually.

The College School

1 Newport Place, 962-9355,

Grades: Preschool (age 3) through grade eight

Tuition: $6,370 (three-morning option); $10,600 (half day); $12,990 (full day)

Head: Sheila Gurley

Open House: Nov. 8, plus informational coffees (check Web site for dates)

    The College School engages children in joyful, meaningful and creative learning through an adventurous, theme-based, experiential curriculum. Our diverse community works as a partnership, cultivating excellence in academics, character and collaboration, as we prepare students for life-long learning, service and citizenship. Classes include art, drama, music, PE and Spanish. The early childhood program incorporates the Reggio philosophy.

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