About North Side Community School


North Side Community School opened in August 2009 on the former campus of ECHO (Emergency Children’s Home). In its first year of operation, North Side served 51 kindergarten and first grade students. NSCS has continued to grow, adding a new grade each year.  In 2011, the third year of operation, North Side started a preschool program with 15 students.  North Side is now a Pre-K through 5th grade school serving 45 preschool students and over 370 Kindergarten through 5th grade students.


North Side will be a financially sound, high quality charter public school serving a low-income, under-served neighborhood in St. Louis. We will serve students in grades Pre-K through-5th grade, and work closely with parents and guardians with our school, our pre-school and our after-school programs. Parents and the community will appreciate and support the commitment and quality of the school. Our graduates will perform successfully in middle school because of the education they received at North Side. 


North Side believes the best method of education is through personal attention. We are committed to a small school, with small class sizes that ensure our faculty work closely with our students and their families. To further the close relationship between student, family and school, we are a neighborhood school, predominantly serving the children in our attendance area, a radius of two miles around the school.

Local Focus

North Side was created by St. Louis residents and education professionals who care about urban education. Our Board of Directors are comprised of a group of community volunteers and business professionals who believe in the power of education.