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First grade students at pond on campus

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.


Nursery students playing together

Our nursery and junior kindergarten programs set the foundation for children to become active problem-solvers and critical thinkers. Students learn by doing, which fuels their intellectual, emotional, creative, and social growth. It is here that the sparks of curiosity ignite and a lifelong love of learning begins.

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Elementary School

Student robotics project

When students transition into our elementary school experience, we continue to emphasize hands-on exploration, research, critical thinking, and collaboration. There is also an increased focus on time management and organizational skills as we prepare students to be successful in the area's best secondary schools.

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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.