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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2012 2:06 pm

CITY ACADEMY

Head: Don Danforth III

Grade: Age 4 to Sixth grade

Tuition: $20,000

Open House: Nov. 10

4175 N. Kingshighway, cityacademyschool.org

We are the only private, independent elementary school in St. Louis that provides scholarship assistance to 100 percent of its students. Support from individuals, corporations and foundations allows the school to provide committed families a culture of integrity, citizenship and academic rigor. Since 2005, more than 85 percent of our graduates have been accepted to academically rigorous secondary schools.

FORSYTH SCHOOL

Head: Michael Vachow

Grade: Age 3 to Sixth grade (coed)

Tuition: $16,812

Open House: Nov. 3, 1 to 4 p.m.

Perspectives on Forsyth: Jan. 16, 7 p.m.

6235 Wydown Blvd., 726-4542, forsythonline.com

We offer a challenging and engaging education and a commitment to diversity with summer programs, a comprehensive extended day program, after-school classes and year-round league sports that is supported by exceptional teachers. Located on a one-of-a-kind campus, we stress individual attention by maintaining a low student-to-teacher ratio and providing two teachers per class. With a strong academic foundation that includes visual and performing arts, sports and a challenging education program, graduates are well prepared for excellent secondary schools.

VISITATION ACADEMY

Head: Rosalie Henry

Grade: Toddler-Kindergarten (coed), First-12th grade (girls)

Tuition: $3,870-$16,720

Open House: Oct. 14, 1 p.m. (grades toddler-12th), Nov. 4, Noon to 4 p.m. (grades Seventh-12th)

3020 N. Ballas Road, 625-9100, visitationacademy.org

We are an independent, Catholic school with a long-standing reputation for academic excellence complemented by a welcoming environment, a vibrant fine arts program and many extracurricular, athletic and service opportunities. The lower school educates boys and girls, toddler age through kindergarten, in the Montessori method, while providing the area’s only all-girls program in first to sixth grades. The upper school offers a stimulating, six-year college preparatory curriculum for young women in grades seven to 12.

WHITFIELD SCHOOL

Head: John Delautre

Grade: Sixth-12th grade

Tuition: $22,700

Open House: Nov. 4, 1 p.m.

175 S. Mason Road, whitfieldschool.org

Our challenging, student-centered education produces well-rounded, healthy children who are innovative thinkers and 21st century problem solvers. A rigorous curriculum provides a strong liberal arts education and varied electives allow students to pursue specialized interests in science, language, social sciences and the arts with options for teacher-guided online learning. The class of 2012 was admitted to 163 of the nation’s finest schools and earned $1.8 million in honorary scholarships. Warrior athletic teams have won 22 state championships.

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