The Wilson School

400 DeMun Ave, Clayton, MO 63105

Named for its original director, Mabel Wilson, this school was founded as St. Louis' first independent preschool by a group of Central West End parents. Language arts, math, science, social studies, foreign language, art, music, physical education, library skills and technology form the core of the integrated curriculum at all grade levels. At all grade levels, the program emphasizes time management, writing and study skills. The hands-on preschool program (pre-K and K), which enrolls children beginning at age 3, gears work and play toward developing a foundation in the basic skills; an emphasis on reading and an early exposure to computer technology are characteristics of the preschool. During the lower school years (grades 1-3), students further develop their reading and math skills, with classes becoming more challenging and daily homework beginning. Study of the environment, ecology and life science is part of the lower school science curriculum. In the upper school (grades 4-6), course work in all departments allows for more depth. A substantial library book collection enriches the literature-based reading program. Technology is a strong component of the curriculum: Classrooms include computer workstations, and Internet access is available through the technology lab. Specialists teach classes in French, Latin, art, music, science, technology, library resource and physical education. As a complement to traditional course work, all boys and girls participate in community service and character education programs. Wilson's proximity to Washington University, Forest Park, museums and concert halls provides opportunities for cultural enrichment.

General Information

Academic OrientationPre-Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades PS (Age 3)-6
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address400 DeMun Ave, Clayton, MO 63105
Year Established1913
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorThad M. Falkner
Applications DueJanuary
Total Enrollment190
Day Students190
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