Age 3 through 6th Grade

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Why Community School?

Serving families with children age 3 through sixth grade.

Community School offers children in St. Louis a premier education built on active, engaged learning in an exceptionally caring environment of trust. The education here is based on exploration—of both the physical world and the world of ideas. The school's approach is deeply personal, sensitive to the individual child. This builds a lifelong love of learning that prepares our students for success at the most prestigious secondary schools … and in life.

Nurturing the gifts of Mind, Body and Spirit.

900 Lay Road, St. Louis, MO 63124
Tel: 314-991-0005

350 students
(177 girls, 173 boys)
Students from 42 ZIP codes
7:1 student to teacher ratio
32% students of color
years average teaching at Community School
Average class size20
15% faculty of color
2 or 3 teachers per classroom
19 years average teaching experience
male faculty
Students test scores are above both national and independent school averages: 42% above national norms, 11% above gifted suburban public school students, and 6% above other independent schools
18+ wooded acres to explore

Secondary Schools with Community School Graduates

*last 5 years

  • John Burroughs (79)
  • MICDS (55)
  • Public Schools/Other (15)
  • Whitfield School (13)
  • Chaminade (11)
  • Saint Louis Priory (9)
  • Villa Duchesne (6)
  • Visitation Academy (2)
  • Westminster Christian Academy (2)
  • Crossroads College Preparatory (1)
  • Thomas Jefferson (1)

Universities or Colleges with Community School Graduates

*partial list, last 5 years

  • Boston College
  • Bowdoin College
  • Carnegie Mellon
  • Duke University
  • Georgetown
  • Harvard University
  • Johns Hopkins
  • MIT
  • New York University
  • Notre Dame University
  • Princeton University
  • Purdue University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Stanford University
  • Tufts University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington University
  • Yale University
  • Superior Academics Test scores among the highest in the nation, where students are immersed deeply in a strong STEAM program
  • Experienced Faculty 7:1 Student to Teacher ratio with two or three lead teachers in every room
  • Stellar Arts Drama, Music, Art, Band, and Woodworking programs to nurture the mind, body and spirit
  • Focus on Character Compassionate service learning program, leadership development, and public speaking help build tomorrow’s leaders
  • Expansive Green Space 18-acre campus, fields, trails, and pond allow students freedom to explore their world