Age 3 through 6th Grade
Community School sets the standard for academic excellence among St. Louis-area preschools and elementary schools. We balance intellectual challenge and nurturing support, allowing each child's strengths to shine. Learn more about our offerings and commitment to academic excellence below.
Our Commitment to Academic Excellence
Learning Tailored to the Individual Child
Our small, child-focused classrooms reach students where they are. With a 7:1 student-teacher ratio, each student gets the personalized help and encouragement he or she needs to thrive.
An Education Based on Exploration
Early exploration is key to developing a thorough understanding of complex subjects. Our approach to learning is hands-on. Students examine ideas and topics up close, pushing beyond rote memorization.
Test Scores to Prove It
Test scores validate our hands-on educational philosophy. Year after year, Community students score among the highest in the nation on standardized tests—averaging 40-42% above national norms, 11% above gifted suburban public students, and 6% above other independent schools.
Success in Secondary School and Beyond
Our graduates emerge well equipped to succeed in the best secondary schools, in college, and in life. Take a look at where our alumni have gone on to attend in the past five years.