A Typical School Day
The big yellow school buses roll onto campus between 7:45 and 8 a.m. Students are served breakfast starting at 7:45 a.m. Instruction begins promptly at 8:15 a.m.
Morning classes are devoted to language arts and mathematics. If there is a single item that separates our school from any other it is our singular focus on the basics. Our children learn how to read, write, add, and subtract.
Classes after lunch expand to explore science, social studies and creative pursuits such as art and music. Continuing with the close personal attention that comes with our 15-18/1 student/teacher ratio, our faculty work in small groups, and often one-on-one, to ensure that all of our students reach their highest potential.
Active and Outdoor
There are two outdoor recesses daily for students through fourth grade, weather permitting. Our physical education (PE) staff, classroom teachers, and aides actively participate in recesses. Also, every student participates in three PE sessions per week. Running, jumping, and ball skills are emphasized.
Students enjoy our expansive eight-acre main campus including two playgrounds, wide-open fields, an outdoor classroom, and plenty of tree-shaded resting spots. Our large wooded campus, so unique to an urban school setting, offer opportunities for organized and free play as well as hands-on ways to learn about nature. Our vegetable, herb and flower beds allow students to experience harvesting and eating fresh, healthy foods.
Extended Day Experience
Our 2nd-6th graders continue their classwork until 4:45 p.m. every day except Friday when they are dismissed with the lower grades at 3:30 p.m. For students who are up-to-date and doing well on core academics, extracurricular activities are available on a rotation week-to-week and month-to-month. The activities are facilitated by school staff, teachers and outstanding volunteers. Programs traditionally offered as part of our extended day include: music club, art club, basketball, cheerleading and robotics. We thank our Community Partners for giving our students such great opportunities to learn and do!
After School Club
Can't pick up your child until 5 or 6 p.m.? For our youngest students in pre-kindergarten through first grade, (and older siblings) we offer age-appropriate structured time from 3:30-6 p.m. After School Club includes a snack, help with homework, planned enrichment activities, and outdoor play (weather permitting). The ratio is a maximum of 30 children to two adult staff. There is a $20 weekly fee per child to participate. Parents interested may contact the school office at 314-385-9502 for more information. Children in pre-kindergarten must be at least age 5.
8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday preK-1st grade
8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Monday-Thursday 2nd-6th grade
8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday all grades