Rossman School

  • Educating children in pre-kindergarten (age 4) through sixth grade, Rossman School provides a solid foundation in academics, athletics and the arts while emphasizing strong character development. Nestled on a 20-acre campus in Creve Coeur, MO, and equipped with state-of-the-art technology, Rossman implements a stimulating, carefully designed curriculum that inspires a love of learning. An 8:1 student-teacher ratio allows Rossman`s experienced faculty to develop personal, nurturing relationships with each child, and a small community of one class per grade provides a close, supportive climate.
  • Through careful attention to the whole child, Rossman prepares students for responsible citizenship, meaningful participation, and strong leadership in a global society.

School News

  • The 50 Best Private Elementary Schools in the U.S. - 07/01/2015 - recently ranked Rossman School among "The 50 Best Private Elementary Schools in the U.S."
  • Rossman School: Celebrating 100 Years - 05/04/2017 - So much can happen in a century. But Rossman School in Creve Coeur has stood the test of 100 years, providing extraordinary education to kids age 4 through sixth grade.
  • Play & Learn: Rossman School - 11/01/2017 - When some people think about a balanced education, reading, writing and math instantly spring to mind, but it`s easy to forget about physical education. P.E. is fundamental to helping kids develop motor skills, stay healthy and build character. Rossman School,...more

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded1917

Student Body

Total Students230 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size29 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$20,400
Tuition Notesincludes lunch
Admissions DirectorKatharine Durham


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Intramural Sports Only, Soccer, Track and FieldBasketballIntramural Sports Only,
SoccerTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Afterschool Enrichment Courses, Chess Club, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Theater Production

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Afterschool Sports

School Notes

  • At Rossman School, a well-defined curriculum and superior instruction allow each child to experience frequent success. Experience tells us that high expectations encourage and motivate students who will live in an increasingly global society. We enthusiastically welcome children from all racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Students are taught respect and compassion for others, appreciation for differences among people, strength of character, positive leadership skills, self-discipline, and individual responsibility. Our mission is a large challenge and a larger opportunity! At Rossman School, the children are the priority. A kind and dedicated faculty, administration, and staff emphasizes personal relationships with each child. The adults are models and spokesmen for moral leadership, and Rossman School generously supports families by holding children accountable for their personal best in both academics and strength of character. The intent of the Rossman program is to teach a strong work ethic within a nurturing environment and make success a habit.

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Saint Louis
    Grades: PK-6 | 115 students
    1.8 miles
    888 North Mason Road
    Saint Louis, MO 63141
    1.8 PK-6
  • Saint Louis
    Grades: NS-6 | 111 students
    4.8 miles
    1515 Bennett Ave
    Saint Louis, MO 63122
    4.8 NS-6
  • Saint Louis
    Grades: PK-12 | 1234 students
    3.7 miles
    101 N Warson Road
    Saint Louis, MO 63124
    3.7 PK-12
  • Saint Charles
    Grades: K-6 | 134 students
    1.9 miles
    1701 Feise Road
    Saint Charles, MO 63301
    1.9 K-6
  • Saint Louis
    The Center At Conway
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    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS | 255 students
    2.4 miles
    13725 Conway Road
    Saint Louis, MO 63141
    2.4 NS

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (15 reviews)
Our three children transitioned to Rossman School in the middle of this school year (JK, 3rd and 5th grade). We have been amazed by the school every step of the way: the assessment of our children, the way of communicating, the educational approach, the academics, the Rossman values, the support of the teachers and the kindness of the Rossman community are all exceeding expectations. The school not only offers challenging academics, but finds a great balance between learning, fun, sports and character building. After only a few weeks my children not only go to school smiling, but they actually feel part of the Rossman community. A big thank you to the amazing teachers, helpful staff, kind pupils and engaging parents who all reached out and welcomed our family with open arms. Rossman School is one of a kind.
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After looking at other schools both in the public and private sectors, it was obvious that Rossman was the right school for us. From the warm cozy feeling, the above average standardized test scores, excellent curriculum and the Rossman values that are displayed throughout, made this school stand out above the rest. My child has attended this school for five years now and still impressed how exceptional Rossman is. I feel truly blessed to be a part of this community.
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Rossman School provides a fantastic combination of challenging academics in a nurturing, family-like environment. The daily P.E. sessions, coupled with music, art, Spanish, weekly assemblies, cultural performances, field trips, community service, and public speaking opportunities make Rossman truly special. My girls are excited to attend Rossman each year and I couldn't ask for anything better!
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Rossman School provides a fantastic combination of challenging academics in a nurturing, family-like environment. The daily P.E. sessions, coupled with music, art, Spanish, weekly assemblies, cultural performances, field trips, community service, and public speaking opportunities make Rossman truly special. My girls are excited to attend Rossman each year and I couldn't ask for anything better!
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After looking at a number of private and public schools, we knew Rossman was the best choice for our son entering kindergarten. After the first quarter, our decision was only cemented even further. The structured learning environment is challenging and nurturing. The families have been so warm and welcoming. Our son's academic progress has exceeded our expectations thus far.
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Rossman School is preparing my children acdemcially for the future as well as emphasizing the importance of being kind, responsible people. Their JK program is fantastic, with caring teachers who teach phonics and beginning math skills as well as leading the children in their study of Master artists such as Van Gogh and Matisse. Excellence continues in SK up through sixth grade, including specialty areas such as science and social studies. My children absolutely love going to school and I feel confident in our decision to send them to Rossman; it is more than an elementary school, it is a community.
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We are so lucky to have to have our daughter attend Rossman School. The school offers not only an excellent education but a warm family-like environment.
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Rossman School has been a wonderful choice for our daughter. Both the lower school years and now the upper school years have been both academically challenging and emotionally and socially nurturing. The level of attention to developing the "whole student" is second to none in St. Louis!
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Rossman is a wonderful elementary school that provides a nurturing learning environment where children thrive and become exceptionally prepared for the most challenging secondary schools. Teachers and adminstrators are warm and create a strong network of support where children can truly be themselves and achieve their own personal best.
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Rossman School has provided excellent leadership skills as well as academics. Our daughter loves Rossman School. Having all the extra curricular activities are truly beneficial for my family. Its like a "One Stop Shop". Rossman School "ROCKS!"
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Rossman school is a special place that challenges the children to push themselves academically but also provides an environment where they really want to learn and enjoy learning. There is a nice balance of nurturing in the younger years and challenges provided by teachers in the older years. The teachers get to know your children as individuals and push them to levels they can and should achieve.
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Rossman has been an effective, high-level educational environment for our three boys. A warm, friendly haven, staffed with highly skilled and caring educators, Rossman allowed our boys to fully realize any academic potential they possessed. They are more prepared than their peers to meet the challenges of their very demanding college-prep secondary school.
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A truly wonderful school.
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I love that Rossman School develops both strong academic learners as well as individuals with sound character. Kindness, honesty, respect and responsibility ("the Rossman rules") are as important academics. I have heard from older students at secondary schools who did not attend Rossman comment on how impressed they are by the character of students who graduated from Rossman. I think that speaks volumes. We are extremely happy there.
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Sending our children to Rossman School has been a wonderful decision and, in one way or another, my wife and I are reminded daily that we made the right choice. From the academics to the character development every aspect is top notch. The children are challenged but supported and are well prepared to succeed in secondary school and beyond. We absolutely love being a part of the Rossman community.
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The average private school tuition in Saint Louis, MO is $12,134 for elementary schools and $16,715 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Saint Louis, MO is 80% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).