St. Louis City Schools

City Academy


  • Grades Served: PK – 6
  • 200 Students (Coed)
  • Languages Offered: Spanish
  • School Day: 8am – 3:30pm
  • Extended Care: 7am – 6pm
  • Opened in 1999
  • To enroll for Kindergarten, your child must be 5 years old by July 31
  • Tuition Range: $18,000 Per Year Average tuition for local Private Schools: $9,468
  • All families and school staff are asked to support the school's fundraising initiatives. Charitable gifts help ensure that City Academy's tuition remains affordable. The average family contribution to tuition is $3,700.
  • Uniform Required
  • City Academy's specialist model reflects an international approach to teaching, allowing our teachers to focus on instructing the one subject about which they are most knowledgeable. This means that our students receive instruction in every subject from teachers who are experts in their content area.
  • City Academy's Buddy Morning event pairs community "buddies" with students, cooperating on projects related to each grade's current studies. For example, third grade students and their buddies created business cards and ads as part of a business development unit, fifth graders put on a play, and sixth graders wrote short stories with their buddies.
  • Parent Involvement: Parents volunteer 20 hours each year

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  • Magical placeOther 09/05/2014
    Academics here are as good as any independent school in the U.S. Incredible teachers in science, economics, Singapore math. This is an "all-scholarship" school serving families in neighborhoods with unaccredited schools. Don't be deterred by tuition listed on this page; visit and be amazed.
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  • Highly Diverse Economically50% of students qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch
  • Lacks Racial Diversity

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