Churchill Center & School
1021 Municipal Center Drive, 997-4343, http://churchillstl.org">churchillstl.org
Grades: one through 10
Head of School: Sandra Gilligan
Open House: 9:30 a.m. Jan. 15, 2010
Churchill Center & School is a private school for children with specific learning disabilities. A daily one-on-one tutorial is offered, as well as an individualized curriculum in 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.
Central Christian School
700 S. Hanley Road, 727-4535, http://ccsstl.com">ccsstl.com
Grades: preschool (age 3) through grade six
Fall Enrollment: 279
Head of School: Joshua Crane
Open House: 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 13
Central Christian School provides a challenging academic environment for Covenant children, emphasizing a passion for God, a love of truth and a commitment to service. We encourage children to see God’s supreme relevance in all academic disciplines and consequently in all of life. Our curriculum is presented in thematic units and incorporates all subjects, including logic, technology, art, music, Spanish and physical education.
Solomon Schechter Day School
348 Mason Road, 576-6177, http://ssdsstl.org">ssdsstl.org
Grades: kindergarten through grade eight
Head of School: Rabbi Allen Selis
Open House: Nov. 8
Solomon Schechter Day School offers a curriculum that promotes independent critical thinking and Jewish values. An ISACS accredited school, Schechter serves a broad range of Jewish families from many different religious backgrounds. With an average class size of 12, specialty courses in art, music, computer, library and daily physical education enhance all grades. Pre-care, post-care and after-school enrichment classes are offered, and financial aid is available, all in a nurturing, joyful environment.
888 N. Mason Road, 878-1883, http://andrewsacademy.com">andrewsacademy.com
Grades: junior kindergarten through grade six
Head: Joe Patterson
Open House: 1 to 3 p.m. January 31, 2010
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 class, physical education, Spanish and public speaking. Private music lessons are also offered on campus. The average class size is 17 with a lead and assistant teacher creating an atmosphere of respect and compassion. Our advanced curriculum and technology offer an internationally diverse student body unlimited opportunities to flourish.
Westminster Christian Academy
10900 Ladue Road, 997-2900, http://wcastl.org">wcastl.org
Grades: seven through 12
Head: James Marsh Jr.
Open House: Oct. 26, some Thursday tours
Westminster Christian Academy is an independent, coeducational Christian school that provides a comprehensive college preparatory program. With a faculty committed to helping students grow academically, socially and spiritually, the school seeks to equip students to engage the world and change it for Jesus Christ through service and leadership. The curriculum and programs are designed to integrate God’s truth into every aspect of the school experience, enabling students to embrace a biblical worldview and live Christ-centered lives.
Providence Classical Christian Academy
5293 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 842-6846, http://providencestl.org">providencestl.org
Grades: kindergarten through 12th grade
Tuition: $4,100 (kindergarten), $5,450 (grammar) and $6,950 (upper)
Headmaster: Todd Wagenmaker
Open House: 10 a.m. Oct. 10 (seven through 12 focus); 10 a.m. Nov. 12 and Jan. 23, 2010 (kindergarten focus); and 10 a.m. Feb. 27, 2010
Providence Classical Christian Academy students develop outstanding skills with a centuries old approach to education: a classical curriculum. Success is due in large part to PCCA’s emphasis on writing/critical thinking, learning classical languages (Latin and Greek), studying classic books on their original texts, and a rigorous math program.