Women leaders at St. Joseph's Academy working in the science lab.


Head: Daniela Muller-Williams,

President: Helga Thalheimer

Grade: Age 5 and up and adults

Tuition: $375 per student for 90 hours of instruction plus $25 administration fee and book fees

Open House: Sept. 8 to Oct. 27, any Saturday from 9 a.m. to Noon with a reservation

1300 N. Ballas Road, 458-8780,

The German School Association (GSA) is an independent, not-for-profit corporation that offers superior German language instruction for children and adults using the Common European Framework of Reference for Language. Celebrating its 50th year, the GSA has been recognized by the state of Missouri, the city and county of St. Louis and the Federal Republic of Germany. It is the only school in Missouri that offers the Zertifikat Deutsch, (certification for high school advanced placement or university study abroad). Classes are held at St. Paul Lutheran School.


Head: Sharmon Wilkinson, superintendent

Grade: Pre-K through 12th

Tuition: $10,500 (K to Fifth), $15,750 (Sixth through 12th)

2 Mark Twain Circle, 854-6014,

We are known as the area’s ‘public’ private school. We provide a world-class education challenging all students to reach their unique potential. As a community, we are united in our commitments to critical thinking, individual responsibility, creativity and love of learning. We model and promote excellence, trust inclusiveness, innovation and accountability. Low student-to-teacher ratios, highly qualified teachers and an excellent post-graduate success record make Clayton a great place.


Head: Anita Reznicek

Grade: Girls, Ninth through 12th

Tuition: $11,630

Open House: Nov. 4, Noon to 4 p.m.

2307 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 394-4300,

We are a college preparatory high school sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Since 1840, we have been challenging our young women to grow in faith, knowledge and respect for themselves and others through a blend of rigorous academics, exposure to the arts, competitive athletics and a variety of service opportunities. We develop value-driven women leaders and our community expects them to make a profound impact in the world.


Head: James Marsh Jr.

Grade: Seventh through 12th

Tuition: $13,400

Open House: Oct. 25

800 Maryville Centre Drive, 997-2900,

As an independent, coed Christian school, we provide a comprehensive college preparatory program backed by a faculty committed to helping students grow academically, socially and spiritually. We seek to equip students with the ability to engage and change the world for Jesus Christ. This vision begins in middle school with our commitment to pursue academic excellence through a highly competitive program. Major initiatives include the integration of dynamic digital tools that enhance the learning environment.

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