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.

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Individualized educational programming
Year Founded
1834
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
226 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
62%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
Ecc-childhaven Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
35%
Average Class Size
10 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(varies according to school program)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
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

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The average private school tuition in Saint Louis, MO is $15,050 for elementary schools and $16,530 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Saint Louis, MO is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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