The St. Michael School 6345 Wydown Blvd, Clayton, MO63105 The St. Michael School serves students from age three through seventh grade with a focus on academic and spiritual…More growth. The school expects to add an eighth grade in fall 2011. The school welcomes students from different faith backgrounds and encourages them to think about how they can give back to others. Students attend chapel every day and also receive instruction in areas such as reading, writing, mathematics, Spanish and physical fitness. Its Web site features news about upcoming events, instructions for applying to the school and an overview of curriculum, among other information.
First Congregational Preschool, which opened in 1983, offers half-day preschool classes, stay and play, enrichment…More classes and early arrival. It is committed to a play-based approach to learning, and its staff believes that children develop socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically when they have ample time to play in both directed and undirected activities.
For example, students who play with blocks will learn about math, science and social studies. Preschoolers get extended time indoors and outdoors to develop motor skills, artistic talents and friendships.
While the preschool is supported by the church, the facility is nonreligious. Young people from any background are welcome, and there is no faith-based curriculum. Its students, who range in age from two-and-a-half to five years, come from eleven different zip codes. Teachers at the school offer experience based on specialized skills, including in the areas of drama, gardening and dance.