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Coronavirus Caution Continues
Remote Learning Through April 22th

Thank you to all of our parents and guardians who have been working so hard to continue educating your children with us while they are safe at home.

Chat Sunday with CEO Mr. Asher for All Parents

Mr. Asher will also be hosting a video chat at 4 p.m. this Sunday, April 5 about remote learning and how to help your children connect with us during this pandemic. From your cell phone or computer, you can join the chat with just audio at:

  • In the interim, if you have any questions please call or text Mr. Asher at 646-918-4616. We will get through this together.

We are trying to secure a laptop and a wireless hotspot for any scholar who does not currently have a laptop or access to the internet. We will announce it here and notify you via calls and email when you will be able to sign out devices from the school.


– Virtual Classrooms Here –


– Food Pick-up & Delivery Schedule –

Breakfasts and lunches for scholars will be available for pick-up from 8 a.m. until noon each weekday at the elementary school. Delivery is available during these hours in special circumstances.


Coronavirus School Closing Notification Letter – issued Monday, March 16, 2020

Please, remember that anyone exhibiting symptoms of fever, coughing, and difficulty breathing should not be assumed to have COVID-19. However, if your child has a fever, please keep them home and contact your doctor immediately.


North Side in the News

Don't miss this outstanding interview with our CEO Chester Asher featured in the St. Louis Business Journal.

St. Louis Business Journal profiles Chester Asher as their St. Louis Character of the Week - February 21, 2020

DK Channel 5's Making a Difference Program features North Side and CEO Chester Asher's High Expectations - February 9, 2020

KSDK Channel 5's Entire Clip (15 mins) of newsman Mike Bush Interviewing CEO Chester Asher - February 9, 2020


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Beyond Expectations

North Side is so much more than a #1 charter school and #1 public school in the City of St. Louis.

Our scholars are proof that children who find themselves in the most challenging zip codes of St. Louis can succeed far beyond expectations. Again and again, North Side scholars prove that with the right support and high expectations, they will rise above. 

The teachers and administrators at North Side believe that academic and character development go hand in hand. Scholars are instilled with an appreciation of our JUSTICE character traits and a growth mindset that nurtures intellectual curiosity and resilience in the face of adversity and struggle. North Side's high expectations, small class sizes, and focus on family involvement make us a top-performing school, year after year. 

High Expectations | Small Class Sizes | Family Involvement

North Side Community School is a free public school with open enrollment for children in pre-kindergarten through seventh grade. We focus on the whole child offering an exceptional academic and life experience. We put basic living needs and basic academic skills mastery high on our priority list with extended day enrichment programming and an extended school year further characterizing our approach to education.

We are North Side Community School, where scholars seek knowledge and JUSTICE. Where scholars get the opportunity to learn and realize their true potential.

Come visit us and learn more.


Did you know that online education access is the right of every student enrolled at North Side Community School or any Missouri public school? Learn more about Missouri's MoCAP program.

Early Childhood Center

The Early Childhood Center (ECC) provides full-day Pre-K and Kindergarten classes so our youngest children have a head start in life. Our littlest ones receive a chance to develop their curiosity, imagination and love of learning in a safe, nurturing space.

Elementary School

An eight-acre main campus serves as a haven in north STL where 1st - 4th graders build character, knowledge and friendships while developing pride in themselves and their school. Here they are instilled with the faith that knowledge is power and respect is key. Go North Side Knights!

Grand Center Middle School

Our new middle school campus in the heart of Grand Center allows our 5th - 7th graders to prepare for successful high school admissions and continued academic successes as young adults. New eighth grade level beginning in 2020.

“I used to give up on myself if I didn't do right. North Side has taught me it is okay to make mistakes.” Carmen Rose, 6th Grader
“I know North Side is preparing me for my future because I get taught how to have respect for everyone.” Kai, 6th Grader
“North Side is different because we are kind to one another, and we look out for each other.” Edwin, 5th Grader
“The culture at this school is amazing. My children are prospering and actually enjoy going to school everyday.” Lamechia Bradford, Parent
“The teachers, the curriculum and one-on-one attention they have given my children have been nothing but exceptional… I can’t wait until my third child starts in August 2020!” Erica Baylark, Parent

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