Chesterfield Day School

Tel: (314)469-6622
Grades: PK - 6 | 150 students
The mission of Chesterfield Day School is to provide a personalized education of unparalleled excellence for students of diverse backgrounds.
As a student-centered, parent-supported independent school that promotes joy in learning, positive character development, and service to others, we live our mission by caring passionately about our students and dedicating ourselves to building a vibrant educational community where joy is inherent and where respect is shown for self, others, property, and the environment; knowing our students as individuals and honoring their academic, cultural, social, ethnic, racial, and religious diversity; believing that the Montessori approach provides the best foundation for children as they become productive citizens of the world; instilling in our students a lifelong love of learning and the confidence to tackle new challenges; teaching our students to think critically and creatively, to express themselves clearly, and to have the courage to act on and defend their convictions; and affirming that the responsibilities of education are shared by the home and the school.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 6
Year Founded 1962

Student Body

Total Students 150 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 20%
State avg.: 18%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 65%
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition varies by grade. Please contact the Admissions office for information. Financial aid is available for qualified applicants.
Admissions Director Molly Burkot
Admissions Associate Julie Turkowski

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Extracurricular activities offered include sports, and drama, art, chess, music and drama, art, chess, music, Extracurricular activities offered include sports,

School Notes:

  • Chesterfield Day School students receive a world-class education that nurtures students' innate love of learning. As a school tracing its origins to the Montessori philosophy, we allow each child to explore meaningful work and stretch to the next level.
  • In addition to team teaching and an extremely low student:teacher ratio, specialist teachers for art, music, Spanish, physical education, and a librarian work with students, from toddlers through grade 6.
  • Graduates of Chesterfield Day School are recognized by secondary schools and universities as students who seek knowledge, have a broad range of interests, and are open to and accepting of new ideas.

Profile last updated: 06/15/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Missouri Torah Institute (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Centre At Conway (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Center At Conway (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Saint Louis
    The Centre At Conway
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: K | 184 students
    0.8 miles
    13725 Conway Rd
    Saint Louis, MO 63141
    (314)434-3300
    0.8K
    184
  • Saint Louis
    The Center At Conway
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 255 students
    0.8 miles
    13725 Conway Road
    Saint Louis, MO 63141
    (314)822-8400
    0.8PK-K
    255
  • Chesterfield
    Grades: KG-8 | 52 students
    0.9 miles
    13431 N Outer 40 Rd
    Chesterfield, MO 63017
    (347)579-9610
    0.9KG-8
    52
  • Chesterfield
    Grades: NS-9
    0.9 miles
    14000 Ladue Road
    Chesterfield, MO 63017
    (314)469-7150
    0.9NS-9
    n/a
  • Chesterfield
    Missouri Torah Institute
    All-boys (Jewish)
    Grades: 10-12 | 29 students
    1 miles
    14550 Ladue Rd
    Chesterfield, MO 63017
    (314)594-0462
    110-12
    29

School Reviews

My son has been at Chesterfield Day School for two years. Each day he is excited to go to school, his teachers are dedicated and engaged in his learning, and the environment is small enough that he is truly known. If you want your student to have a stellar education, but also be a well-rounded, good kid, go to Chesterfield Day School!
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
My son has been attending Chesterfield Day School for the past two years and we love everything about it! From the warm community feel to the personalized education he receives, we could not be more pleased with our decision to send him to CDS. They truly do live up to their mission of excellence. Well done, CDS!
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
Our children (6th grade and 3rd) have been at Chesterfield Day School since they were toddlers. We drive 25 minutes each way to get them there and along the way pass several well-known private elementary schools. We choose CDS for the Montessori foundation that perfectly transitions into rigorous curriculum that meets our kids at their level. We could not be happier with the teachers - they are a talented, well educated, dedicated group who make learning joyful for every student. Being a part of the CDS community is the best decision that we could have made as evidenced daily in our children''s'' academic accomplishments and individual confidence.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

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