Forsyth School is a leading independent, co-educational elementary school for children age 2 through Grade 6.
Located in the Wydown-Forsyth Historic District, Forsyth's one-of-a-kind campus is comprised of six historic homes; walkable resources include Forest Park and Washington University.
The challenging and engaging curriculum promotes age-appropriate independence and prepares students to thrive in secondary school and beyond.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Enrollment: 375 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,865
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 27 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Forsyth School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Missouri for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
ADD/ADHD Support
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
375 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
Forsyth School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 27 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Eyas Program: $20,000; Part-time Eyas: $14,000; Pre-K/Junior-K/Senior-K: $22325; Part-time Pre-K: $15250
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
DeAnn Pomatto


Total Sports Offered
5 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Mathletes, Student Council

School Notes

Forsyth School fosters a spirit of curiosity and joy, empowering children to pursue challenges with confidence. At Forsyth, our talented and caring faculty encourage students to explore and question, enabling them to learn deeply. Each child's unique identity is known, celebrated, and nurtured by our supportive community. The results are profound: children take risks, pursue challenges, and find joy in learning. The "Forsyth experience" is enriched by the school's unique campus, location, and commitment to the natural world.

Forsyth's community values are the essential beliefs that describe our culture and characterize what we uphold:
  • We create an environment that encourages children to develop the confidence, courage, and resilience to persevere and embrace challenges in a continually evolving world.
  • We celebrate each individual's unique identity and ensure a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community to which all belong.
  • We practice kindness and compassion in our interactions with each other, our community, and the natural world.
  • We believe curiosity is the foundation for inquiry, innovation, and creativity. We encourage questioning in our search for knowledge, understanding, and excellence.
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
I have been working at Forsyth for just under two months, and I have to say that I have had a wonderful experience. The entire community has been welcoming, kind, and supportive throughout my short time here. I have already built many strong relationships and I can tell more will be coming as the months go by. The campus is phenomenal, the teachers are passionate, and the students are full of positive energy. The families have all been so warm and welcoming as well as the administration, truly creating the whole community experience. I look forward to coming to work every day and it has been too long since I could say that. I am completely thrilled with my decision to work here and I only feel like it will get better and better. Thank you Forsyth School!
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Forsyth is a unique school community that combines academic rigor and challenge, sustainability and creativity with an intentional focus on creating a sense of belonging for every member of the school community. I would encourage anyone to check us out!
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Forsyth provided an amazing educational experience for both of my children and successfully prepared them for their secondary schools. They loved their teachers, classes, and the joyful atmosphere at Forsyth. The school teaches to the whole child, academically, socially, emotionally, and helps them be the best person they can be while at school and into the future.
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The teachers at Forsyth are the best around! I have a graduate of Forsyth and two children currently enrolled at the school. My kids have very different personalities and learning styles, and I have been more than pleased with how the school has been able to individually challenge my kids without overwhelming them. The teachers are creative in how they apply the curriculum, and all it takes is one visit to campus to experience the exuberance that permeates Forsyth!
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Hands down the best early childhood/elementary school experience in St. Louis! Children are known, celebrated, and nurtured by a supportive community; they take risks, pursue challenges, and find joy in learning.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Enrollment: 375 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,865
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 27 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average acceptance rate in Saint Louis, MO is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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