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Outdoor Learning

Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School

At Mirowitz, learning extends to 10 outdoor learning labs. Kindergartners are stewards of the amphibian pond.


Aesthetic Education

Nerinx Hall

Aesthetic Education at Nerinx fosters arts exploration. These students learn about the history of color printmaking to create color reduction prints.

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Aerial Performing Arts

St. Joseph’s Academy

This year, St. Joseph’s Academy has started a unique collaboration with On the FLY Productions to offer instruction in the aerial performing arts.

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Individualized, Hands-On, Evidence-Based Learning

Chesterfield Montessori School

Children from 16 months through 8th grade learn holistically through meaningful experiences that create a passion for learning and success for life.

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College-Style Schedule

St. John Vianney High School

Vianney's two-semester, college-style schedule allows students to take four courses each semester for 32 credits at graduation.


Medieval Arts Program

Saint Louis Priory School

Grades 7-12 can learn the art of stained glass, mosaics and calligraphy through the only medieval arts program of its kind in the United States.


Learning Beyond the Classroom

Principia School

All students grades 5-12 travel with 15 possible trips – from Idaho to Israel and beyond – our students are learning to be global citizens!

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A Relationally Focused School Community

South City Community School

Our PreK-8th grade Christian school is shaped by a Charlotte Mason educational philosophy and is affordable for all in the City of St Louis.

New City Baking

The Tom Hoerr Innovation Lab & Teaching Kitchen

New City School

A new classroom emphasizing STEAM concepts alongside empathy and teamwork also allows classes to cook together using produce from an on-campus garden.

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360° College-Prep

Thomas Jefferson School

TJ offers 5-day and 7-boarding options to provide the strongest possible college-prep experience in a challenging and supportive environment.


The Maker Movement

Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School (MICDS)

Every student JK-12 has access to two campus makerspaces that are uniquely equipped workshops to learn, explore, build, tinker, and play.

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Computer Science & Engineering

St. Joseph's Academy

St. Joe students are required to earn at least 1 credit in Computer Science & Engineering, located in the new Weidert Center for Integrative Science.


Sacred Heart Service Opportunities

Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School

Service is integrated at every age, from Pre-K through grade 12. Our students find issues they are passionate about and find ways to make a difference!

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exp3 day

Cor Jesu Academy

On exp3 day, students spend a full day immersed in a career experience of their choice, interacting with professionals at one of over 40 locations.


A Focus on Character

Community School

Community School offers compassionate service-learning, leadership development, and public speaking programs that help build tomorrow's leaders.

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Gaming Concepts and Esports

Barat Academy

Barat Academy’s esports program allows students to build the critical skills sought after by colleges and employers during an elective class period.

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Aviation Science Program

CBC High School

Classes, on-campus Flight Simulator, drones, and flight time are all part of the learning experiences students have in this one-of-a-kind program.


A School Built for Boys

Chaminade College Preparatory School

Young men in grades 6-12 are educated in a comfortable, understanding environment. We consider it a privilege to educate the gentlemen of Chaminade!


Exceptional Beginnings, Meaningful Results

Chesterfield Day School

Chesterfield Day School is a school grounded in the Montessori philosophy, allowing each child to explore meaningful work and grow into resilient, independent learners.


Individualized Curriculum

Churchill Center & School

Churchill's individualized curriculum and daily 1:1 tutorial empowers high potential students with dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities.

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Ecological Research in North Carolina

The College School

Eighth grade students travel to 5 field sites over 9 days to conduct scientific research as part of their Field Ecology theme.

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Adventure Center

Forsyth School

“Walking the beam” is a capstone experience for Grade 6 students. The Adventure Center at Forsyth also features a high ropes course and climbing wall.


Formal Character Education

Whitfield School

Whitfield’s rigorous college preparatory program for grades 6–12 is rooted in a formal character education curriculum called the Habits of Mind & Heart.

Notice of Nondiscrimination Policy as to Students

The following schools admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origins to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at these schools. They do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of their educational policies, admission policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

  • Academy of the Sacred Heart
  • Andrews Academy-Creve Coeur
  • Andrews Academy-Lake St. Louis
  • Barat Academy
  • Central Christian School
  • Chaminade College Preparatory School
  • Chesterfield Day School
  • Chesterfield Montessori School
  • Christian Brothers College High School
  • Churchill Center & School for Learning Disabilities
  • City Academy
  • The College School
  • Community School
  • Cor Jesu Academy
  • Crossroads College Preparatory School
  • DaySpring Academy
  • Forsyth School
  • The Fulton School at St. Albans
  • Great Circle
  • John Burroughs School
  • Kirk Day School
  • Logos School
  • MAP St. Louis
  • Marian Middle School
  • Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School
  • Miriam School and Miriam Academy
  • Nerinx Hall High School
  • New City School
  • The Principia School
  • Rohan Woods School
  • Rossman School
  • Saint Louis Priory School
  • Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School
  • South City Community School
  • St. John Vianney High School
  • St. Joseph’s Academy
  • The St. Michael School of Clayton
  • Thomas Jefferson School
  • Ursuline Academy
  • Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School
  • Visitation Academy
  • Westminster Christian Academy
  • Whitfield School
  • The Wilson School

ISSL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization comprised of independent private schools in Missouri.