North Side Community School

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Just published: 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

We are so honored by the coverage our school and our dedicated teachers just received from TV personality Mike Bush on KSDK's Making a Difference Program. Mike chose to share his entire interview with our CEO Chester Asher on the KSDK site, a very rare occurrence. Please be sure to watch both clips below. 

KSDK 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.

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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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