"Hidden Gem in the City", La Salle Middle Transitions to Tuition-Free Charter School

This year De La Salle Middle School, a private school previously sponsored by Christian Brothers, transformed to La Salle Middle. The new tuition-free charter school uses a dual organizational model offered in only one other school in the country. “We wanted to be able to serve more kids,” assistant principal…

Chess Sees Resurgence in St. Louis City Schools

Click. Click. Click. Almost 150 children ranging from kindergarten to eighth grade gathered in the McKinley Classical Leadership Academy cafeteria for a tournament, but it sounded more like pre-school naptime. Except for the clicks—the methodical sound of chess clocks being punched as each player completed their move—the large…

The MSIP5 Scoop for City Parents

Well, the MSIP5 results are in. There are a lot of numbers to crunch and some misinformation to wade through, but we’re here to help. Overall, the city education landscape is improving, and some of the best performing schools in the region are right here in our own backyards.…

Variety is the spice of learning in St. Louis City

“Obsession.” That’s how city parent and Development Director at Crossroads College Preparatory Academy Heather Lake describes her two-year long process of finding the perfect school for her three children. Lake took into account academic opportunities, enrichment programming and school culture. She researched relentlessly, visited schools and asked principals tough…

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