Kindergarten through 12th Grade
Kindergarten through 12th Grade options
Many options are available for a rewarding K-12 school experience.
The St. Louis Public School system serves nearly 43,000 students at 56 elementary schools, 21 middle schools, 11 high schools, and 4 special schools. Learn more about St. Louis Public Schools at www.slps.org.
Twenty-five (25) magnet schools at all levels within the St. Louis Public School system offer specialized curriculum in visual and performing arts, gifted education, international studies, basic instruction, graphic design, math/science and technology, academics and athletics, military/ROTC training, Montessori and early childhood education.
Charter Schools are an alternative form of public education in St. Louis. Charter schools are independent public schools created by teachers, parents or citizens with a common educational mission. Eight charter schools are currently open in the City of St. Louis. Learn more about charter schools here.
Voluntary Inter-district Transfer Program
Nearly 10,000 African-American students from the City of St. Louis attend public schools in St. Louis County. For information and an application contact the Voluntary Interdistrict Choice Corporation (VICC). Which districts a student may attend, depends on where in the city the student lives.
Technical and Career Education
St. Louis Public Schools operates the St. Louis Career Academy. Two technical high schools operated by Special School District of St. Louis County are open to City students.
Roman Catholic and Lutheran Schools
Some families choose Roman Catholic, Lutheran or other religiously affiliated schools near where they live or work. You will find them located throughout the city.
Independent Private Schools
Several independent private schools are located in or near the City of St. Louis. For more information contact the Independent Schools of St. Louis.
Many parents in the St. Louis area choose to teach their children at home, in accordance with Missouri laws. Numerous groups - both secular and religious - offer support for homeschoolers.