Head: Joe Patterson

Grades: Pre-kindergarten-sixth grade

Tuition: $14,644-$15,452

Open House: Jan. 29

888 N. Mason Road, 878-1883,

We are a private, independent school for students in pre-kindergarten (4 years old) through sixth grade. We encourage our internationally diverse student body to maximize their intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth by combining an advanced curriculum with the latest technological tools and an atmosphere of respect and compassion in a traditional setting.


Head: Sr. Kathleen Mary Coonan, ASCJ

Grades: Ninth-12th grade (all girls)

Tuition: $10,875

Open House: Nov. 6

10230 Gravois Road, 842-1546,

We continue to advance as a premier college preparatory school for young women. We have made improvements in our science department by adding three new state-of-the-art labs for biology, chemistry and independent research. In addition, the new field hockey, lacrosse and soccer field is complete, ready for the 2011-12 sports season.


Head: Anita Chastain

Grades: Toddler-eighth grade

Tuition: $8,800-$15,000

Open House: Private tours available year round call for an appointment

14000 Ladue Road, 469-7150,

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


Head: Michael Vachow

Grades: 3 years old-sixth grade (coed)

Tuition: $16,204

Open House: Nov. 5, 1-4 p.m.

6235 Wydown Blvd., 726-4542,

Our school offers a challenging, engaging education with a commitment to diversity. We stress individual attention through the support of exceptional teachers and by maintaining a low student/teacher ratio and placing two teachers in each class. Our strong academic foundation includes visual, performing arts, sports and challenge courses. We offer summer programs with full-time specialist teachers and a comprehensive extendedday program with after-school classes and yearround league sports. Graduates are well prepared for secondary schools.