Academic Excellence
Maximizing individual student potential
World-Class Faculty
Truly empowered and resourced teachers
Uncommon Opportunities
A transformative journey of discovery for all
Freedom
Curricula independent of government mandates
Diverse Community
Increased advantage to achieving success

ISSL at a Glance

17,201
students attend ISSL schools
$36mil
awarded in need-based Financial Aid annually
32%
of students receive financial aid, on average
3,150
faculty, staff and administrators employed
61%
of faculty hold Advanced Degrees
25%
are students of color
276,000
hours of community service contributed by students on average, annually
Jul
27
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Frederick Douglass High School
Aug
3
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Immanuel Lutheran School, Olivette
Oct
15
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
John Burroughs School
Nov
7
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School

School Snapshots

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The College School

PreK–8th Grade, co-ed

Education for sustainability prepares our students to be informed and responsible stewards of our future world.

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Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School

Age 3-Grade 6, co-ed | Grades 7-12, girls

Oak Hill’s junior kindergarten students study the violin as part of the music curriculum, concluding their school year with a concert.

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Rohan Woods School

Age 2–Grade 6, co-ed

Middle School students, grades 5 & 6, have specialty instructors in Science, Art, Music, PE and Spanish.

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Thomas Jefferson School

Grades 7–12, co-ed

Offering the best in college preparatory coursework, a nurturing community, and a truly diverse student population.

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Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School

K–Grade 8, co-ed

A STEAM project at Mirowitz lead these students to build a bee hotel to attract pollinators to the school’s butterfly garden.

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Rossman School

Age 4–Grade 6, co-ed

Rossman provides a strong, well-balanced education in a nurturing school community committed to excellence.

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Crossroads College Prep

Grades 7-12, co-ed

Crossroads strives to be an exemplary and engaging learning community committed to justice and equity.

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Chesterfield Day School

18 Months–Grade 6, co-ed

For 55 years, Chesterfield Day School has offered students from age 18 months to Sixth Grade a personalized education focused on academics and character.

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The College School

Preschool-Eighth Grade, Co-Ed

Our graduates go on to attend some of the most prestigious high schools in St. Louis, including John Burroughs, Whitfield, and MICDS.

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Rohan Woods School

2 Years-Grade 6, co-ed

Middle School students at Rohan Woods School have an amazing adventure on their week-long Science Excursion in New Mexico.

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Central Christian School

Age 3–Grade 6, co-ed

Students and teachers gather each Friday to affirm our shared Christian faith, sing praises and be encouraged by our beautifully diverse community of worshipers.

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Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School

K–Grade 8, co-ed

Mirowitz Middle School students begin each year with a week-long social action trip that empowers them to better the world.

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St. Joseph's Academy

Grades 9-12, girls

At St. Joseph’s Academy, we’re dedicated to developing and inspiring strong leaders to make a profound impact in the world.

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Whitfield School

Grades 6-12, co-ed

Whitfield cultivates ethical, confident, successful students in a community of innovation, collaboration, and trust.

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Chaminade College Preparatory School

Grades 6-12, boys

The school motto is ESTO VIR, “Be A Man.” As a school for boys, everything is created from the perspective of how young men learn.

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The College School

PreK–8th Grade, co-ed

Whether 3 or 13 years old, our students are citizens, questioners, leaders and listeners.

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The Fulton School

Toddler-12th Grade, co-ed

Our faculty are trained to nurture your child’s best qualities. The teaching is refreshing and the students are engaged.

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Westminster Christian Academy

Grades 7-12, co-ed

Opportunities to flourish in the fine arts through advanced course offerings, a variety of music groups, and our award-winning theatre department.

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Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School

Age 3-Grade 6, co-ed | Grades 7-12, girls

Villa Duchesne students dissect a human cadaver in a week-long workshop as part of their Anatomy and Physiology course.

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Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School

K–Grade 8, co-ed

At Mirowitz, learning extends into 9 outdoor learning labs. Kindergartners are the stewards of the school’s amphibian pond.

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Rohan Woods School

Age 2–Grade 6, co-ed

Introducing the queen into the colony of our in-school observation beehive. Learn more: http://bit.ly/ObservationBeeHive

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Andrews Academy Lake Saint Louis

Kindergarten–Grade 6, co-ed

Combines innovation with tradition to foster the physical, social, and emotional development of each child.

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Kirk Day School

Ages 3–Grade 6, co-ed

Preparing 21st century learners to engage their world thoughtfully, critically, and Christianly.

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City Academy

PK–Grade 6, co-ed

Transforming children, families and our community. Empowering children to overcome barriers. 100% of students receive scholarship.

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Community School Summer Camp

Campers Age 3–6th Grade

Over 30 camps this summer so your child can find the perfect fit! Includes partnerships with COCA, TechShop, STAGES, and more!

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St. Joseph's Academy

Grades 9-12, girls

Cup of Joe is SJA’s student-run coffee shop that provides students the knowledge to run a business through innovative leadership.

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Crossroads College Prep

Grades 7-12, co-ed

Diverse religions, cultures, languages, and family structures enrich our rigorous academic, artistic, and athletics programs.

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Rossman School

Age 4–Grade 6, co-ed

A small school community with one class per grade and two teachers per homeroom, Rossman provides a personal, supportive climate.

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The St. Michael School of Clayton

Infant–8th Grade, co-ed

Teaching to all learning styles and faiths. TSMSOC delivers a progressive, integrated, experiential education.

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The College School

PreK–8th Grade, co-ed

Second graders explore their environment through the study of macroinvertebrates on our LaBarque Campus.

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Churchill Center & School for Learning Disabilities

Grades 1–10, co-ed

As a Wilson® Accredited Partner, we have the training & support to ensure that every child is a successful reader, writer & speller.

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Chesterfield Montessori School

16 Months–Grade 9, co-ed

An environment that truly reflects our world today – mixed-age groups, multi-cultural students and individualized learning. CMS offers authentic AMI Montessori education.

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Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School

Age 3-Grade 6, co-ed | Grades 7-12, girls

Villa Duchesne students study music and choreography as part of the Show Choir program for young women in grades 7-12.

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Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School

K–Grade 8, co-ed

Mirowitz students learn to read, write and speak Hebrew, and to use the stories of our heritage as a guide for ethical living.

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Ursuline Academy

Grades 9–12, girl

Discover the power within “U” at Ursuline Academy, a private Catholic college prep girls high school founded in 1848

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Rohan Woods School

Age 2–Grade 6, co-ed

Junior Kindergarten, age 4, learn how to make a rain cloud in a jar in a STEM activity.

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Visitation Academy

Age 2–K, co-ed; Grades 1–12, girls

Students build a foundation for future success, gaining confidence and an inner strength that will last a lifetime.

MICDS

Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School

JK (age 4)–Grade 12, co-ed

Guided by world class faculty, students reach their highest potential in a welcoming community of lifelong learners.

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Andrews Academy Lake Saint Louis

Kindergarten–Grade 6, co-ed

Challenges students just enough so that their natural curiosity leads them to learn more.

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Saint Louis Priory School

Grades 7-12, boys

Priory is a Benedictine, Catholic, college preparatory school focused on helping students reach their full potential.

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Central Christian School

Age 3–Grade 6, co-ed

Central was named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education for being a high performing school.

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The College School

PreK–8th Grade, co-ed

Education for sustainability prepares our students to be informed and responsible stewards of our future world.

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Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School

Age 3-Grade 6, co-ed | Grades 7-12, girls

Oak Hill’s junior kindergarten students study the violin as part of the music curriculum, concluding their school year with a concert.

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Rohan Woods School

Age 2–Grade 6, co-ed

Middle School students, grades 5 & 6, have specialty instructors in Science, Art, Music, PE and Spanish.

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Thomas Jefferson School

Grades 7–12, co-ed

Offering the best in college preparatory coursework, a nurturing community, and a truly diverse student population.

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Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School

K–Grade 8, co-ed

A STEAM project at Mirowitz lead these students to build a bee hotel to attract pollinators to the school’s butterfly garden.

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Crossroads College Prep

Grades 7-12, co-ed

Crossroads strives to be an exemplary and engaging learning community committed to justice and equity.

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Chesterfield Day School

18 months–Grade 6, co-ed

Chesterfield Day School provides a personalized education of unparalleled excellence for students of diverse backgrounds.

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Logos School

Grades 6-12, co-ed

Strong academics, group & individualized therapy, parent involvement, 3:1 staff to student ratio, proven success.

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The College School

PreK–8th Grade, co-ed

We explore the world through authentic experiences, empowering students to engage deeply and be ready for what is next.

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St. Joseph's Academy

Grades 9-12, girls

St. Joseph’s Academy’s curriculum is rigorous by design, with an emphasis on the development of strong women with strong values.

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The Fulton School

Toddler-12th Grade, co-ed

At TFS, our students have freedom of movement, choice in assignments and pace, and of course, freedom to make mistakes.

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Rohan Woods School

2 Years–Grade 6, co-ed

Students will soon embark on their excursion to the Huntsman Marine Biology Centre in New Brunswick, Canada: A hands-on experience in the lab and seashore habitat!

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Chaminade College Preparatory School

Grades 6-12, boys

An on-going commitment to global learning – with programs that offer students opportunities to experience life beyond St. Louis.

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Westminster Christian Academy

Grades 7-12, co-ed

Students grow academically, socially, and spiritually through a comprehensive curriculum and nationally recognized athletic program.

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Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School

Age 3-Grade 6, co-ed | Grades 7-12, girls

Oak Hill’s junior kindergarten students visit a local farm to study animals as part of their Biology curriculum.

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Community School

3 Years-Grade 6, co-ed

Community’s balanced approach of nurture and challenging academics leads to smart, engaged, lifelong learners.

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Andrews Academy Lake Saint Louis

Kindergarten–Grade 6, co-ed

Inspires a Brighter Future...
One Child at a Time

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Rohan Woods School

2 Years-Grade 6, co-ed

Challenging academics and personalized instruction. Project Learning, STEAM and Leadership are priorities.

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Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School

K–Grade 8, co-ed

At an adopted stream, Mirowitz students collect invertebrates, an indicator of water quality, and send their data to the Missouri Dept. of Conservation.

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The College School

PreK–8th Grade, co-ed

Fifth Grade studies monarchs by raising larvae, planting milkweed, and catch and tag monarchs for the international Monarch Watch Program.

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Churchill Center & School for Learning Disabilities

Grades 1–10, co-ed

We use research-based methods to help students with dyslexia, ADHD and learning disabilities reach their highest potential.

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Central Christian School

Age 3–Grade 6, co-ed

Families represent over 40 zip codes and over 80 congregations. Our vision is to be a Gospel-driven, academically excellent community for unique image-bearers of God.

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St. Joseph's Academy

Grades 9-12, co-ed

Our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, instill the desire “to serve the dear neighbor without distinction.”

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Chaminade College Preparatory School

Grades 6-12, boys

The House System allows students both young and old, to establish bonds and have fun competing and working together toward a common goal.

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The Fulton School

Toddler-12th Grade, co-ed

We take learning out of the textbooks and away from the desks so our students stay engaged and energized.

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The College School

Preschool-Eighth Grade, Co-Ed

From coding robots to analyzing ecosystems, students do more than learn in a traditional classroom setting at The College School.

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Whitfield School

Grades 6-12, co-ed

Whitfield cultivates ethical, confident, successful students in a community of innovation, collaboration, and trust.

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Rohan Woods School

Age 2–Grade 6, co-ed

Third Graders plant the first phase of their native prairie habitat next to the vegetable and flower garden.

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Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School

3 Years–Grade 12

Catholic education in the Sacred Heart tradition for boys and girls age 3 through grade 6 and young women grades 7–12.

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Andrews Academy, Lake St. Louis

Grades K–6, co-ed

Inclusive – students from around the world and down the street. Innovative learning at a child-driven pace.

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Central Christian School

Age 3–Grade 6, co-ed

3K, JK, and SK children are offered the same rich experiences as older students. Our integrated curriculum consists of science, art, literacy, field trips, and much more!

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The College School

Preschool-Eighth Grade, Co-Ed

For more than 25 years, our Early Childhood program has been inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy – a child-centered, play-based approach.

The Independent School Difference


Independent Schools of St. Louis represents 43 of the area's most highly acclaimed private schools offering college-prep coursework in a range of diverse curricula, extraordinary teachers and low student-to-teacher ratios. Our schools foster a lifelong love of learning and help prepare your child for what lies ahead. And that's one of the best investments you'll ever make.

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