Head: Joshua Crane

Grade: Age 3-sixth grade

Tuition: $6,970

Open House: Oct. 26, 9-11 a.m., Jan. 25, 9-11 a.m.

700 S. Hanley Road, 727-4535, ccsstl.com

We view children as God’s created beings—full of creativity, curiosity and a desire to explore. Our integral curriculum unites all academic disciplines into themed units and is designed to stretch and move each child forward. We encourage students to think critically and problem solve, challenging them to be active in their education.


Head: Matthew Gould

Grade: Age 3-sixth grade

Tuition: $16,120

Open House: Nov. 5, 9:30 a.m.

900 Lay Road, 991-0005, communityschool.com

One of the region’s oldest and most-respected elementary schools, our challenging academic standards are supported by two full-time teachers in each classroom. Test scores are consistently among the highest in the nation. Music, art, P.E., drama, woodshop and foreign language are integrated across subject areas, engaging students’ inherent creativity and curiosity. Our 16-acre wooded campus provides generous space for discovery and recreation, and a thriving, afterschool program offers unique opportunities.


Head: Elizabeth Holekamp, Ph.D.

Grade: Seventh-12th grade

Tuition: $22,000-$38,000

Open House: Oct. 23, 2-4 p.m.

4100 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 843-4151, tjs.org

A coeducational boarding and day school, we give students the strongest possible classical education within a close-knit, international community. A belief in student responsibility translates into a schedule of discussion-based morning classes and afternoon study groups and tutorials. New facilities enhance athletics and fine arts. Average SAT scores consistently place our school among the top U.S. boarding schools and graduates go on to highly selective universities.


Head: Thad Falkner

Grade: Age 3-sixth grade

Tuition: $15,588

Open House: Nov. 12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

400 DeMun Ave., 725-4999, wilsonschool.com

We hold to a tradition of excellence through our rigorous academic program. A classic approach blended with innovative techniques provides our students a unique instructional experience. A powerful culture of professional excellence and growth is supported by funding from Wilson’s Excellence Program and by partnerships with the Saint Louis Zoo and Washington University’s writing program. Our motto and foundation for a strong character education program is ‘Make Your Mark a Good One.’