Area Schools

St. Louis is well-known for having several of the most academically accomplished and educationally rigorous public and private schools in the country. Within St. Louis County, there are 23 school districts collectively comprised of approximately 259 elementary, middle, and high schools. There are four counties that surround St. Louis County, and within these bordering counties of Saint Louis City to the east, Saint Charles County to the north, Franklin County to the west, and Jefferson County to the south, there are approximately 45 different school districts and academies. In order to attend a certain public school, a student must reside within that public school's district boundaries. This rule does not apply for the many private schools located in St. Louis.

Some notable St. Louis private schools with outstanding academic records are Andrews Academy, John Burroughs School, Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School, St. Michael School, and Whitfield School.

St. Louis is also home to a number of prestigious colleges and universities. Among these are Washington University, with a campus located in the Central West End neighborhood, Saint Louis University, also situated in the Central West End, and the University of Missouri at St. Louis, with a sprawling campus near Bellerive just northwest of downtown St. Louis.

Public Schools

St. Louis City





Maplewood/Richmond Heights



St. Louis County Special School District

University City

Webster Groves

Private Schools

Andrews Academy

Bethel Lutheran School

Chaminade College Preparatory School

Chesterfield Day School

Chesterfield Montessori School

Christ Community Lutheran School

Christ the King Catholic School

Christian Brothers College High School

The College School

Community School

Countryside Montessori School

Crossroads College Preparatory School

De Smet Jesuit High School

Forsyth School

Grace Christian Academy

H.F. Epstein Hebrew Academy

Incarnate Word Academy

John Burroughs School

Linda Vista School

Louis and Sarah Block Yeshiva High School

Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School

Miriam School

Nerinx Hall High School 

New City School

The Principia School

Rohan Woods School

Rosati-Kain High School

Rossman School

Saint Louis Priory School

Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School

St. John Vianney High School

St. Joseph’s Academy

St. Louis University High School

The St. Michael School

Thomas Jefferson School

Ursuline Academy – St. Louis

Villa Di Maria Montessori School and Camp Pegnita

Villa Duchesne/Oak High School

Visitation Academy

Westminster Christian Academy

Whitfield School

Wilson School

Colleges & Universities

Washington University

Saint Louis University

University of Missouri – St. Louis

Webster University

Fontbonne University

Harris-Stowe State University

Lindenwood University

Maryville University

Missouri Baptist University

St. Louis College of Pharmacy

St. Louis Community College

Ranken Technical College