Miriam School and Learning Center

Miriam School and Learning Center empowers unique learners by building confidence and a foundation for success.
Miriam is the premier educational hub for children with learning differences in the St.
Louis area. We empower unique learners by building confidence and a foundation for success at our K-12 school, as well as through our outreach programs.
Miriam takes students and their families on a journey to see how their differences can actually be gifts.
Our students' challenges often include specific learning disabilities, ADHD, autism, speech/language disorders, anxiety and sensory processing differences.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 161 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $37,300
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Miriam School and Learning Center ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Missouri for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
ADHD; LD-Reading, Written Expression, Math; Speech/Language Delays; Fine Motor Delays; Autism; Sensory Processing Disorder; Anxiety
Year Founded
1956
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
161 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Miriam School and Learning Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
8 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Need-based tuition assistance is available, and provided to more than 60% of families.
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer FUNdamentals includes academic and social skills camps for grades K-8, as well as a social skills camp for high school students. Please see website for costs. www.miriamstl.org
% on Financial Aid
60%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$25,000
Admissions Director
Caryn McFerren
Admissions Associate
Emily Manninger

Sports

Total Sports Offered
1 sport

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Board Game Club, Dungeons and Dragons, E-Sports (facilitated by St. Louis Science Center, Reading & Writing with St. Louis County Library, STL Rock School, Student Council

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Cross Country

School Notes

  • Miriam School and Learning Center empowers unique learners by building confidence and a foundation for success.
  • Miriam is the premier educational hub for children with learning differences in the St. Louis area. We empower unique learners by building confidence and a foundation for success at our K-12 school, as well as through our outreach programs. Miriam takes students and their families on a journey to see how their differences can actually be gifts. Our students' challenges often include specific learning disabilities, ADHD, autism, speech/language disorders, anxiety and sensory processing differences.
  • Join a school community where learning differences aren't so different.
  • In 1956, Miriam School was established to serve children with developmental disabilities. Following the establishment of Special School District and other public school special education programs, Miriam School's focus changed in 1962 to serve children with complex learning disabilities.
  • The school program at our Lower/Middle School is designed for children in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade who need more support because of their learning challenges. With a low student-to-teacher ratio and a collaborative learning approach, students find an environment full of possibilities. At Miriam School, learning is designed to meet the unique social, emotional, physical, and academic needs of each student.
  • Upon realizing that there was no other high school in St. Louis that could provide the services Miriam provided for grades K-8, leaders determined they must open a high school for students with complex learning challenges. Opened in fall 2016 and now located in Olivette, Miriam High School continues Miriam's tradition of focusing on the whole student through small group instruction, caring teachers, and specialized curriculum. With a low student-to-teacher ratio and a collaborative learning approach, students find an environment full of possibilities. Graduates are equipped with not only a transcript, but a portfolio of skills that will ensure their success as they move on to college, vocational training or the workforce.
  • Miriam Learning Center provides services to students ages 2 to 18 who wish to remain in their current educational environment but need specialized in-school or after-school support services to meet their potential.
  • Miriam Learning Center partners with area schools to place special education professionals on an as-needed basis, allowing the schools to provide specialized services for children who learn differently. We also offer a wide variety of services in house, including IQ, academic and psychological testing, tutoring, in-school supports, counseling, behavior support, and occupational, speech/language, music and physical therapy.The Learning Center opened in September 2007 and currently serves more than 1,600 students per year.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Miriam School and Learning Center cost?
Miriam School and Learning Center's tuition is approximately $37,300 for private students.
Does Miriam School and Learning Center offer a summer program?
Yes, Miriam School and Learning Center offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Miriam School and Learning Center offer?
Miriam School and Learning Center offers 1 interscholastic sports: Cross Country.
What is Miriam School and Learning Center's ranking?
Miriam School and Learning Center ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Missouri for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.
When is the application deadline for Miriam School and Learning Center?
The application deadline for Miriam School and Learning Center is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 161 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $37,300
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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