With the world advancing further each day, children are inundated with different media and information at every turn. At Kirk Day School, the mission is on partnering with Christian families to nurture, educate and equip children to engage their world.

Founded in 1992, Kirk Day School is an independent, co-ed, Christian preparatory school for students age 3 through sixth grade. Accredited by AdvanceEd (Cognia) and Christian Schools International, the curriculum featured focuses on providing KDS students a spiritual understanding of the world while giving them the richest education available. “At Kirk Day School, we are committed to strive for and maintain a rigorous educational program which nurtures the development of each child’s spiritual, physical, emotional, and intellectual needs,” says Head of School Taylor Clement.

“Essentially, we want to nurture and equip our children to go out and engage with the world through a Christian lens,” Clement continues. “We are grounding them in the Christian faith … we’re not here to shield them from the world, but prepare them for being faced with moral decisions later on. We want them to grow with courage and integrity.”

Since its founding, KDS has been ranked in the top 10 percent of Christian schools in America. “We keep statistics of how well our alumni are performing at the secondary school level,” says Jennifer Rush, Assistant Head for Advancement. “Seventy percent of KDS alumni have graduated high school with academic honors,” adding that out of the last 19 years, 12 KDS alumni received the valedictorian or salutatorian designation in their graduating class.

KDS offers a wide array of extracurricular opportunities for students to develop new skills and interests, and also provides educational resources and support services. Rush confirms, “We offer a wide variety of educational support services including an academically gifted program, speech and language therapy, and programs designed to meet the individual needs of students who learn differently.”

On Friday, October 18, prospective parents can come and learn more about the mission and values of KDS. The open house will be held in the morning and involve a short presentation where the family can learn more about the mission of the school. “From there, parents are invited to join Friday Chapel, an all-school worship service, before splitting into groups for tours of the campus. They will visit classes in session and have the opportunity to pull aside teachers to ask specific questions. “We hope that prospective parents will get a full rich experience of what it is like to be a student at Kirk Day School,” Rush concludes.

So, mark your calendars for October 18, and come see if KDS is the right fit for your family.

Kirk Day School, 12928 Ladue Road, St. Louis, 314-434-4349,

Kirk Day School Open House

  • Friday, October 18, 9 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Tour the classrooms and facilities of Kirk Day School, attend the community Chapel and watch a presentation on the vision and culture of KDS.
  • To reserve your place at the open house, RSVP to Jeannie Venard, admissions assistant, at 314-434-4349 or by going to