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City Garden Montessori School

Information Updated March 2021
  • Grades Pre-K-8
  • 227 Students
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1618 Tower Grove Avenue
St. Louis MO, 63110
This school is wheelchair accessible

COVID Contingency*

Attendance Options
In-Person Learning:
100% Virtual Learning:
Blended Learning:
Attendance Adjustment Options After First Semester
School Provided Laptop or Tablet
School's Learning Plan Visit School Website
*This information is subject to change.


School Hours

Core School Hours 8:30am - 3:30pm
Before School Care 7:30am Start time
After School Care 5:30pm End time



School Bus
Post-Activity Transportation
Public Transit Options



Tuition Free Financial Assistance n/a Uniform
USDA Food Program
  Yes - Income Verified Students Eligible
Free Breakfast
Free Lunch

About The School

School Mission
City Garden exists to redefine education by developing the whole child in an excellent, inclusive, Montessori school; to reimagine community by creating spaces and systems that help to restore our collective humanity; and to reinvigorate our world by creating a culture in which individuals and communities thrive without disparities or barriers to success.  In the process of nurturing our students to be competent, creative, lifelong learners who practice compassion, respect, nonviolence and sustainability, we will strengthen families, the neighborhoods we serve, and the City of St. Louis as a whole.
Quick Facts
  • We do offer tuition-based pre-Kindergarten. Tuition is on a sliding scale. 
  • Our students take ownership of our school garden and recycling program for the school. Our Junior High Students run our school store from advertise, sometimes make the materials, and are instrumental in the running of the store.
  • The classroom setting is set up that guides (i.e. teachers) "follow the child". More specifically for our 4th-6th graders, they are able and encouraged to develop their interests by contacting, scheduling, and attending "going outs" (i.e. field trips) to learn more about a particular subject. They are guided by their teachers in this endeavor.
Parent Coordinator
Teachers On Staff 21
Teachers Returning from Last Year n/a
Nurses On Staff Full Time
Counselors On Staff Full Time
Social Workers On Staff Full Time
Special Education

Student Diversity

Total Students 227
American Indian / Alaska Native n/a
Asian n/a
Black 41.9%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander n/a
Hispanic 5.3%
White 48%
Multiracial 3.1%
Total Students 227
Male 48%
Female 52%
Limited English Proficient n/a
Students With Disabilities 13.2%
Low Income 37.8%

Education Focus

  • n/a
Visual & Performing Arts
  • n/a
World Languages
  • Spanish
Special Education


After School Clubs
  • Soccer-Girls
Visual Arts

School Visits &

Application Deadline February 28, 2020 (pre-school March 13)
Application Fee
Interview Required
Requirements / Recommended Tests
Enrollment Criteria
  • First preference is given to families who are eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch and live in Catchment 1.
  • Second preference is given to families who are eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch and live in Catchment 2.
  • Third preference is given to families who are not eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch, and live in Catchment 1.
  • Fourth preference is given to families who are not eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch and live in Catchment 2.
  • The “cut off” date for birthdays is July 31 for the year in which you are applying. For example, your child needs to be 5 years old on or before 7/31/20 if you are applying to Kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year.
  • There is an Application Fee for our Preschool Program of $25.
Enrollment Contact Liz Harris
Admission Coordinator & School Secretary

Key Upcoming Dates

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