Mission and Philosophy
Your child’s education is of the upmost importance. It is a factor that will help to determine their future passions, interests and career. The mission of Chesterfield Day School is to provide a personalized education of unparalleled excellence for students of diverse backgrounds.
Chesterfield Day School is an independent school in St. Louis, MO with a community of students, families, faculty, administration and staff united to prepare each child-academically, socially, emotionally, physically and creatively for what lies ahead of them in secondary school and in life. CDS children thrive, stimulated by thoughtfully prepared classrooms and curriculum and guided by our dedicated and intelligent faculty.
We live our mission by:
CARING passionately about our students and dedicating ourselves to building a vibrant educational community where joy is inherent and where respect is shown for self, others, property, and the environment;
KNOWING our students as individuals and honoring their academic, cultural, social, ethnic, racial, and religious diversity;
BELIEVING that the Montessori approach provides the best foundation for children as they become productive citizens of the world;
INSTILLING in our students a lifelong love of learning and the confidence to tackle new challenges;
TEACHING our students to think critically and creatively, to express themselves clearly, and to have the courage to act on and defend their convictions; and
AFFIRMING that the responsibilities of education are shared by the home and the school.