Chesterfield Day School

  • Chesterfield Day School is one of St. Louis's premier independent private elementary schools.
  • Founded in 1962, Chesterfield Day School is among the top Saint Louis private schools and was the first Montessori school in St. Louis.
  • We are a coeducational, not-for-profit, independent private school in Chesterfield, Missouri serving students age 18 months (preschool) through sixth grade.
  • Our mission is to provide a personalized education of unparalleled excellence for students of diverse backgrounds.
  • Our students live throughout the St. Louis region, and our talented faculty, staff, and administration help us to realize our mission and vision each day.
  • Financial assistance is available. We invite you to take a tour and visit our school to determine if our program is the right fit for your family!.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1962
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students91 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
33%
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade Chesterfield Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
72%
Average Class Size8 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$20,850
Tuition NotesCost varies by schedule Financial assistance available
Admissions DirectorStephanie Coulter
Admissions AssociateChristi Callahan

Sports

Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Climbing, Field Hockey, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
ClimbingField Hockey,
GolfIndoor Soccer,
LacrosseRock Climbing,
SoccerVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Art, Book Club, Chess, Cooking, Foreign Language - Mandarin, MakerSpace

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama, Music

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Sports

School Notes

  • Chesterfield Day School is one of St. Louis's premier independent private elementary schools. Founded in 1962, Chesterfield Day School is among the top Saint Louis private schools and was the first Montessori school in St. Louis. We are a coeducational, not-for-profit, independent private school in Chesterfield, Missouri serving students age 18 months (preschool) through sixth grade. Our mission is to provide a personalized education of unparalleled excellence for students of diverse backgrounds. Our students live throughout the St. Louis region, and our talented faculty, staff, and administration help us to realize our mission and vision each day. Financial assistance is available. We invite you to take a tour and visit our school to determine if our program is the right fit for your family!

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chesterfield
    Grades: K-8 | 52 students
    0.9 miles
    13431 N Outer 40 Rd
    Chesterfield, MO 63017
    (347) 579-9610
    0.9 K-8
    52
  • Chesterfield
    Grades: NS-8
    0.9 miles
    14000 Ladue Road
    Chesterfield, MO 63017
    (314) 469-7150
    0.9 NS-8
    n/a
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    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: NS-6 | 100 students
    7.9 miles
    1515 Bennett Ave
    Saint Louis, MO 63122
    (314) 821-6270
    7.9 NS-6
    100
  • Ballwin
    Grades: PK-K | 100 students
    9.1 miles
    16554 Clayton Rd
    Ballwin, MO 63011
    (636) 458-4540
    9.1 PK-K
    100
  • Saint Charles
    Grades: K-6 | 134 students
    3.1 miles
    1701 Feise Road
    Saint Charles, MO 63301
    (636) 561-7709
    3.1 K-6
    134

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
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Our family absolutely loves Chesterfield Day School. Our son has been there the past three years and we couldn't be happier. He has flourished in the loving and caring environment that is CDS. The teachers really help the students to become independent which leads to confidence. We're looking forward to our other son starting in their pre-school program next year.
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We are beyond impressed with Chesterfield Day School. Our daughter is a toddler at this amazing school, and we simply couldn't be happier. CDS has a number of truly great things going for it (a beautiful campus, fantastic teachers, talented faculty, admin and staff and excellent programs). We truly love being a part of the CDS community!
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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.
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This is my family's 3rd year at CDS. We love it! CDS educates the whole child and incorporates many modes and methods of teaching and learning. The children learn to be independent and confident. The CDS community is friendly and welcoming. We know we made the right decision in choosing CDS!
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CDS is a unique private school and one that is worth a look for anyone interested in strong academics, a welcoming community and a faculty that is beyond amazing. CDS is the only school I know of that transitions students from Montessori in second grade into a wonderful upper school program. Students at CDS are confident, kind and are academically in the top tier of independent school students in the nation. The program at CDS includes a strong math, science and language core as well as a MakerSpace that is very sharp. Other parts of their program such as PE, music and art are very strong. We love CDS and would recommend it highly!
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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!
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