Great Circle/Edgewood Children's Center

330 N Gore Avenue,
Saint Louis, MO, 63119-0631
     Tel: (314)919-4700
Grades: K - 12 | 232 students
Great Circle offers educational programming for students who have severe emotional and behavioral challenges, communication disorders, cognitive delays, or Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Education services are provided by certified Special Education and/or General Education teachers, teacher’s assistants and licensed clinical therapists.  The educational staff works collaboratively to restore hope where it is most needed by providing education and treatment to students and their families.  Individualized plans are designed and maintained to help students meet their educational and psychosocial goals, ensuring short term progress and lifelong resiliency.  Students are able to learn in an environment that includes a low staff to student ratio; individualized evidence based instructional practices; an accredited curriculum and intensive therapeutic services.  Educational services at Great Circle are accredited or approved by the following entities: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), the Independent School Association of the Central States (ISACS) and AdvancEd.   

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Council for Exceptional Children
AdvancED
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Individualized educational programming
Year Founded 1834

Student Body

Total Students 232 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 73%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 35%
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(varies according to school program)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $24,100
Tuition Notes Varies according to school program student enrolls in.
% on Financial Aid 17%
Acceptance Rate 90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Maggie Aubuchon
Admissions Associate Kelly McCrary

School Notes:

Great Circle schools strive to help children improve the way they function in the school environment and in society through a low student-to-staff ratio and individualized instruction. The professional staff of certified special education teachers, teachers' assistants and licensed clinical therapists work together to provide education and treatment to students and their families.

Services include:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Nursing, psychiatric, medical, psychosocial and educational evaluation and consultation
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Social skills and life skills training
  • Tutoring
  • Parent education
  • Respite Care

Profile last updated: 09/02/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Nerinx Hall High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Miriam School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Miriam School (0.3 miles away)
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