A formal preschool curriculum might be just what your child needs before heading into the grade school years! Check out our listing of local preschools. 

The College School

The College School engages children, ages 3 to 14, in a Reggio Emilia-inspired and Experiential curriculum that is playful, adventurous, and theme-based. From analyzing ecosystems and conducting experiments in the woods to becoming investigative journalists in local neighborhoods, students do more than learn in a traditional classroom setting. They become collaborators, risk-takers, and problem-solvers.

7825 Big Bend Blvd.
Webster Groves, MO 63119


Little Sunshine's Preschool

Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool is an award-winning, all-inclusive preschool program that proudly serves families with children ages 6 weeks through pre-kindergarten. They offer a safe, secure, and nurturing educational environment through their Distinctive Services and Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum. Little Sunshine’s Playhouse’s devoted educators, their tight security, and personal parent-teacher communication set them apart from other child care programs by preparing children for kindergarten and beyond. They do all of this while also providing parents peace of mind while at work. Call today to schedule your tour and come experience their program firsthand.
Locations in Creve Coeur, University City, Chesterfield, Lake St. Louis, O’Fallon


New City School

Since 1969, New City School has inspired children aged 3 through 6th Grade to engage joyfully in learning and achieve academic excellence while cultivating their personal strengths and passions. Students are empowered to build community and advocate for a more just and equitable world through a hands-on, experiential curriculum guided by the theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI). By connecting the concept of MI to the knowledge of brain development, teachers at New City provide students with challenging curricular opportunities that encourage learning and growth, allowing students to develop their individual strengths and grow into confident, joyful learners who are successful academically, are knowledgeable about themselves and others, value and appreciate diversity, and are prepared to lead in the classroom and beyond.
5209 Waterman Blvd
St. Louis MO 63108

Kiddie Academy

Kiddie Academy is an accredited early childcare program with three different locations in St. Louis – Des Peres, O’Fallon and Chesterfield. Their Life Essentials curriculum focuses on equipping children with all the skills they’ll need for their life’s journey ahead. Kiddie Academy is geared towards infants through age 5 (with a special spotlight on their Chesterfield location which has a Kindergarten program!) 
Choosing a childcare program can feel like a big task, but don’t forget to take a moment to stop and breathe!
Locations in Des Peres, Chesterfield, and O’Fallon

(800) 554-3343

Rohan Woods School

Rohan Woods School is small–by mission–just one class per age or grade level. Set in a family neighborhood in mid-county St. Louis, the school starts at age 2 (Early Childhood) and goes through 6th grade. With an 8:1 student/teacher ratio, faculty is able to focus on personalized instruction and project learning to ensure students positively embrace their challenging curriculum for future success, develop a love of learning, and practice the skills to problem solve. Each adult connected with the school community serves as a passionate conduit for teaching and discovering the qualities of a leader in each student. All of this, blended with project learning, Science, Technology and team development, help each child move from their Early Childhood program based on purposeful play, through their elementary and middle school to be a successful and engaged student in secondary school.

See all this for yourself.  Set up a private tour.  Since we have rolling admissions, we accept applications year-round, and your child can start mid-year if you’re moving into the St. Louis area or just moving to a new part of the area.

1515 Bennett Ave
Kirkwood, MO 63122

Rossman School

Rossman School is an independent private preparatory school for students in Junior Kindergarten (age 4) through Grade 6. Nestled on a 20-acre campus in St. Louis, Missouri, Rossman was recently ranked among the nation’s 50 Best Private Elementary Schools. For over 100 years, Rossman has provided children with a solid foundation in academics, athletics, and the arts while cultivating strong character and leadership skills. Their small, nurturing school community of one class per grade provides a close, supportive climate and their unique team teaching model allows our veteran faculty to provide every student with lots of individual attention.
12669 Conway Road
St. Louis, MO 63141

The Fulton School

The Fulton School is a small, independent, Montessori school for toddlers through 12th grade. They offer a strong academic environment where self-confidence, curiosity, kindness, and integrity are paramount.

As a school based on the Montessori philosophy, Fulton School educates the whole child, not just his/her brain, integrating social skills, character education, and emotional well-being with academics.

Curiosity, joy, and engagement are cornerstones of their toddler and preschool programs. Children have a natural desire for independence (which is intricately linked to self-confidence), so the classrooms are designed to allow each child to explore hands-on, meaningful work that both reaches the child at his/her current stage, but also encourages the child to stretch him/herself to the next level.

Located in Chesterfield just off Highway 40 on a beautiful nine-acre campus, The Fulton School boasts an environment where the teaching styles are refreshing and the children are engaged, accepted, and passionate about learning. Private tours are available year-round.

1100 White Road
Chesterfield, MO 63017

City Academy

Based on the school’s belief that all children should have access to high-quality education, City Academy provides scholarship support to 100 percent of students.

Located in North St. Louis City, families from more than 40 different zip codes send their children ages 3 through 6th grade to City Academy to be taught by dedicated teachers with bold expectations that empower children to overcome barriers. Founded in 1999 out of Matthews-Dickey Boys’ and Girls’ Club, the beautiful campus opened in 2004 and now includes a state-of-the-art early childhood center built in 2018.

City Academy offers small class sizes with a 7:1 student-to-teacher ratio and Spanish instruction for all ages. Tuition includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks, along with an extended day program that provides care from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. with several enrichment opportunities. New parents at City Academy take part in Incredible Years, a parent engagement program that builds community and provides families with resources to aid student growth.

4175 N Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63115

City Academy

4175 N. Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63115 


New City School

5209 Waterman Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108


The College School

7825 Big Bend Boulevard, Webster Groves, MO 63119


Community School Preschool

900 Lay Road, St. Louis, MO 63124


Forsyth School

6235 Wydown Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63105


Good Shepherd School for Children 

1170 Timber Run Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146


International Schoolhouse

1414 Bellevue Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63117


Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School Junior Kindergarten

101 N. Warson Road, St. Louis, MO 63124


Rohan Woods Preschool

1515 Bennett Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63122


Waldorf School of St. Louis

912 Bell Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63119


The Wilson School

400 De Mun Avenue, Clayton, MO 63105


Andrews Academy Junior Kindergarten

888 N, Mason Road, St. Louis, MO 63141 


Apprende Private School

436B Valley School Drive, Valley Park, MO 63088 


DaySpring Arts + Education

2500 Metro Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63043


Fulton School

1100 White Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017


Harper School

2845 N. Ballas Road, Town and Country, MO 63131


Rossman School Junior Kindergarten

12660 Conway Road, St. Louis, MO 63141 


Governor French Academy

219 W. Main Street, Belleville, IL 62220