St. Louis City Schools

New City School


  • Grades Served: PK3 – 6
  • 318 Students (Coed)
  • Average Class Size: 10
  • Methodology: Multiple Intelligences
  • Languages Offered: Spanish
  • School Day: 8:30am – 3:30pm
  • Extended Care: 7am – 6pm
  • Opened in 1969
  • To enroll for Kindergarten, your child must be 5 years old by July 1
  • Tuition Range: $19,350 Per Year Average tuition for local Private Schools: $9,468
  • There are three payment options offered for tuition: one lump sum, three payments, ten monthly payments. Scholarships are available. In 2016-2017, we gave away more than $1m in financial aid.
  • 40% of students receive Financial Aid
  • "New City believes that there is more than one way to learn about the world around us, whether you are an artist, writer, athlete, musician, or mathematician. We use multiple intelligences theory in our classrooms as a tool to capitalize on students' strengths to create a deep level of understanding that allows children to use what they've learned in new and different situations."
  • "Our goal is to create introspective and empathetic members of society. Our students care about others, they look inward to know themselves, and they work together to solve problems and enhance learning."
  • "New City was founded on a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and this remains a core value of our school. All types of human diversity are celebrated at New City, and we encourage every person to bring their whole self through our doors."
  • Our math club has achieved success on both a state and national level. Our fifth and sixth graders earned first place in Missouri on both the team and individual levels. The team at a whole earned first place in Missouri, and first place nationally.
  • Students from 52 different zip codes
  • Extracurriculars: Band, Drama Club, River Kids, Chess Club, Math Club, Equations Club, Individual Musical Instrument Lessons, Girls on the Run, Fencing, Karate, Choir, Robotics
  • Gifted Education: "We believe all children are gifted. Our program is designed to make students think critically."
  • Parent Involvement: Volunteer opportunities include the admissions office, open house, buddy families, parent ambassadors, advancement office, etc.

Reviews (11)

  • Worth the price!Parent 02/13/2017
    My second child to have gone here is about to 'graduate'. I honestly don't believe there is another school in St. Louis that could have offered my boys the education they received at New City. My oldest is an 8th grader at John Burroughs and is doing great! Children leave this school with an... More
  • A truly incredible place!Parent 01/17/2017
    We could not be more impressed with New City School! They have the highest academic standards, yet make learning fun. They have great kids, great parents and most importantly great teachers and administrators. Both my wife and I are products of public schools. In addition, we live in a great public... More
  • You have to visit this schoolParent 01/11/2017
    A few years ago my wife and I decided to take a look at New City School. We were a little apprehensive at first about the price but decided to schedule a time to visit and take a closer look as we had already visited a few of the public/charter/gifted program schools around our neighborhood (Soulard... More
  • Seeing is believing why kids & families love itParent 01/09/2017
    New City leads the way in progressive education geared to the needs of each kid. Rigorous academics in a highly engaged, energetic, joyful environment. Other schools talk about diversity but New City lives it. Secondary schools love New City kids because they are comfortable in their own skin, understand... More
  • The community sold meParent 04/09/2016
    My daughter attended New City 5/6 (K) - 6th grade and I can't say anything but good things about it. The multiple intelligence approach to education and their dedication to it in every facet is unparalleled. The community sold me though. Every parent is 110% invested in their child and it shows. The ... More
  • Respectful approach to diversity, learning styles and lifeParent 01/20/2015
    A wonderful, rigorous, joyful learning experience for all my children.
  • Great Fit for our family and kidsParent 10/13/2014
    I have three kids at New City and they are all thriving, each in her or his unique way. The entire administrative staff, including the head of school, is always accessible, always ready and willing to listen, and genuinely interested in every child and their progress. No school is an art gallery; every... More
  • I wish I went to New City School!Parent 10/08/2014
    We feel incredibly lucky that our kids go to New City School. It's a place that allows kids to be kids while giving them the best education possible.
  • A good fit for our familyParent 10/06/2014
    New City has been a great fit for our family - they work hard to create a sense of community. The emphasis on diversity was important to us - they help kids understand that they are similar to and different than people all around them and that it's important to talk about and understand those similarities... More
  • Doesn't walk the walk Parent 09/11/2014
    This school used to have a great rep for being progressive, but the kids are actually on a fast-track to Harvard. We had a nightmarish experience there. Despite the exorbitant price tag, our child got a lot of "it'll get better" and not much caring action from the teachers and administration. We switched... More
  • Love it here!Parent 09/04/2014
    We love this diverse community for our family. The education has been great and joyful, the community supportive.
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  • Highly Diverse Economically38% of students qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch
  • Highly Diverse Racially

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