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New City School develops each child's individual strengths through an integrated Multiple Intelligences curriculum.
We prepare children, age three through grade six, to be confident joyful learners who are successful academically, knowledgeable about themselves and others, and who value diversity.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Enrollment: 296 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,100
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 28 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded
1969

Student Body

Total Students
296 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
44%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
New City School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 28 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Part-time preschool option - $15,680; Variable Tuition program available to support families at different income levels.
% on Financial Aid
45%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$8,100
Acceptance Rate
60%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Abby Hillman

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Math Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Program, Choir, Drama Club, Music Lessons

School Notes

  • For over 50 years, New City School students have received an education that is challenging and joyful in equal measure. Students age 3 through 6th Grade participate in a hands-on, experiential curriculum guided by the theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI). By connecting the concept of MI to knowledge of brain development, teachers at New City School provide students with challenging curricular opportunities that encourage learning and growth, allowing students to develop their individual strengths and grow into confident, joyful learners who are successful academically, are knowledgeable about themselves and others, value and appreciate diversity, and are prepared to lead in the classroom and beyond. 
  • New City School is committed to strengthening and sustaining the socioeconomic diversity of the school community and offers a Variable Tuition program to support families at different income levels. The school embraces the joys and challenges that come with living and learning in a diverse environment. The school defines diversity very broadly, and views childrens` understanding of identity, diversity, and issues of social justice as a key to achievement in school and beyond. Additionally, the school does not avoid difficult conversations that may arise as a result of questions about larger issues of social justice; rather, these are faced head on, in an age-appropriate manner.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does New City School cost?

New City School's tuition is approximately $22,100 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of New City School?

The acceptance rate of New City School is 60%, which is lower than the national average of 88%. New City School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Missouri with low acceptance rates.

What sports does New City School offer?

New City School offers 5 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Indoor Soccer, Soccer and Track and Field.

What is New City School's ranking?

New City School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Missouri for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Highest percentage of students of color and Largest student body.

When is the application deadline for New City School?

The application deadline for New City School is Jan. 28 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 28 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Enrollment: 296 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,100
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 28 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Saint Louis, MO is $15,095 for elementary schools and $16,950 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Saint Louis, MO is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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