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Student in woods on campus

For over 100 years, Community School has allowed each child’s strengths to shine with a 7:1 student-teacher ratio that engages young students in developmentally appropriate and active learning. 

Students in buddy program

Our low student-teacher ratio increases opportunities for personalized attention and a differentiated curriculum. Students consistently score among the highest in the nation on achievement tests. Drama, woodshop, music, art, band, physical education, and foreign language complement the academic program, and the curriculum is fully integrated across subject areas. Learn more about academic program and why we are one of the best private schools in Ladue, MO. 

Through community service projects, students grow in social awareness and experience the satisfaction of helping others. Community School also offers after school programs and summer camps. All takes place on a beautiful,18-acre campus in Ladue and includes a pond, nature trail, playing fields, playgrounds, and a Treehouse classroom. 

Need-based financial aid is available.

Learn more about tuition and financial aid for our Ladue private elementary school. 

Community School also offers a half-day program for 3-year-olds to provide flexibility for parents of young children.

We invite you to explore more about our school below.

Community School Resources

Admissions FAQ

Read common questions about Community School and get answers about tuition, age cut-offs, after school programs, and more!

Admission Brochure

View and download a copy of our annual Admission Brochure

Curriculum Guide 

View and download a copy of our Curriculum Guide

Academic Excellence

Learn how Community School sets the standard for academic excellence among St. Louis-area elementary schools.

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math)

Familiarize yourself with our STEAM philosophy, which balances technical skills with creativity and critical thinking.

Preschool Program

Learn more about our nursery and junior kindergarten programs.

Elementary Program

Learn more about our senior kindergarten through sixth grade programs.

Integrated Arts Education

Read about how we build students' understanding of complex topics by weaving arts education throughout our entire curriculum.