Preschools

New City School

For over 50 years, New City School students have received an education that is challenging and joyful in equal measure. Students age 3 through 6th grade participate in a hands-on, experiential curriculum guided by the theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI). By connecting the concept of MI to knowledge of brain development, teachers at New City School provide students with challenging curricular opportunities that encourage learning and growth, allowing students to develop their individual strengths and grow into confident, joyful learners.

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The Waldorf School of St. Louis

At the Waldorf School of St. Louis, we believe that an unhurried approach to the early childhood years offers the healthiest and strongest foundation for children's academic, social, and personal growth. We very deliberately do not accelerate academic learning in our early childhood progrm. Our teachers create a welcoming environment designed to facilitate the child's emerging capabilities. Classrooms are warm and colorful, with natural toys and a peaceful environment that inspires open-ended play and free movement. 

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Forsyth School

Forsyth School provides an unforgettable experience for children age 2 through Grade 6. Located in the Wydown-Forsyth Historic District, Forsyth's one-of-a-kind campus is comprised of six historic homes; walkable resources include Forest Park and Washington University. The challenging and engaging curriculum promotes age-appropriate independence and prepares students to thrive in secondary school and beyond. 

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Rossman School

Educating children age 4 through grade 6, Rossman School in Creve Coeur is dedicated to discovering and nurturing that which makes each child one-of-a-kind. In a small, safe and supportive school community, students are known well and thrive as they are challenged and stretched by an unparalleled educational program emphasizing strong academics and character development. The first step in a cohesive eight-year elementary education, Rossman's Junior Kindergarten program offers a play-based exploration of the world around us. 

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Community School

Community School is an independent preschool and elementary school in St. Louis, Missouri, serving families with children age 3 through sixth grade. At Community, students learn by doing, which fuels their intellectual, emotional, creative, and social growth. The 7:1 student/teacher ratio allows for personalized attention and active, experiential learning. As a testament to their preparation, Community students' test scores are among the highest in the nation.

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The College School

Since 1992, The College School's Early Childhood Program has been inspired by the educational approach of the renowned preschool programs in Reggio Emilia, Italy. The College School's program is known nationally and internationally as a result of our own particular application of the Reggio Approach. We have combined The College School's dynamic experiential program with the Reggio philosophy's strong history of exploration of the many languages of young children and careful documentation of children's thinking.

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Early Childhood Center at The J

The Early Childhood Center at the J is dedicated to educating the whole child. We offer both an academic and a social/emotional curriculum, and our program is licensed and accredited. In addition to our student-driven school day, we offer dozens of "extra-curricular" activities on-site – swimming, yoga, dance, sports and more. The Early Childhood Center at the J provides year-round care for children ages six weeks to 5 years.

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Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Garden

More than a million lights will illuminate some of the Missouri Botanical Garden's most iconic locations, walkways will be transformed into sensory light tunnels providing an explosion of visual magic, and traditional candlelight village displays, festive drinks, s'mores and great photo opportunities will delight crowds of all ages.

 

 

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Omnimax Movies at the Saint Louis Science Center

Catch a movie or two at the Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater, where films are shown featuring the IMAX with Laser. This state-of-the-art theater provides the sharpest images, unmatched sound quality and 40% greater color range than traditional theaters. The five-story, 80-foot-diameter dome will fill your entire field of vision providing a truly immersive experience. 

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