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Founded in 1962. Low Classroom Ratios: 4 to 1 Toddler, 8 to 1 Preschool, 12 to 1 K-6th grade. 67% of faculty with advanced degrees. 165 students. 30% racial and ethnic diversity.

What Makes CDS Exceptional?

Our approach to education. The CDS philosophy values the whole child and our methodologies are rooted in the science of child development. Our expert faculty create a nurturing environment that enables each child to reach their potential, without ceilings and a pull out environment. Our low classroom ratios allow for each child to work at their own pace and build the full set of skills they need to navigate our ever changing world. CDS students joyfully enter school each day and are meaningfully engaged and stretched both academically, physically and in character.

Chesterfield Day School is a coeducational, not-for-profit, independent private school in St. Louis, Missouri serving students age 18 months (preschool) through Sixth Grade. Our mission is to provide a personalized education of unparalleled excellence for students of diverse backgrounds. Beginning in our Toddler program through First Grade, Chesterfield Day School's premier Montessori School bridges to a strong and distinctive secondary school preparation program with personalized methodologies woven throughout. This start-to-finish approach yields students who are highly sought after by top secondary schools and consistently outperform their independent school peers on standardized tests. Our inclusive community represents diversity in many ways; 30% of our student body is racially and ethnically diverse with representation from many different zip codes throughout the St. Louis area. Our families enjoy community events and value the cultural ideals each of us represent. Diversity at CDS is not only regional and in background, but also socio-economic and thought-based.

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Chesterfield Day School is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) and is an associate member of the American Montessori Society.

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