March 2012

Notes for the reader: 1) This chart includes private schools that had at least 50 students enrolled in preschool through grade 8. 2) We did not include the many parish elementary schools in ... Read more

Notes for the Reader: 1) Due to space limitations, this chart does not include trade schools, seminaries, or institutions with fewer than 1,500 students. 2) * = Webster Groves campus only ... Read more

Notes for the Reader: 1) This chart includes schools that have more than 90 students enrolled in grades 9 through 12 this year. 2) Some schools in this chart also have middle- and elementary... Read more

In creating the charts on the following pages, SLM strove to be as inclusive as possible, inviting more than 200 schools in St. Louis city; Jefferson, St. Charles, and St. Louis counties; and Mad... Read more

In his landmark book The Great Good Place , sociologist Ray Oldenburg laments the disappearance of what he terms “third places,” those informal spaces where we congregate with friends and neighbors. ... Read more


Photograph by John Fedele

This season, fashion's in full bloom with bold bursts of color. Read more



Photograph by Scott Ferguson

When it comes to deciding on a school for your child, one could take an entire course on the subject. There’s a vast array of factors to consider: your family’s financial picture and traditions, yo... Read more


1. Bishop DuBourg During the next school year, the school will introduce its Academy of Advanced Studies, in which outstanding students must complete at least 16 hours of honors or advanced col... Read more


Illustration by Lisa Adams

School just isn't enough. Read more


Illustration by David Homer

From screen to shining screen Read more


Illustration by Lisa Adams

In 1992, just about no students had email, Columbine High School was just another school, and no one had a cellphone in class. A lot has changed in the past 20 years. We talked to three private-sch... Read more


Illustration by Lisa Adams

How electives have evolved to keep up with the times Read more

Are you a fan of Seinfeld ? Join the Seinfeld club. Do you enjoy surprising people? There’s a club for that, too. At St. Louis University High School, students can tap into their interests to fo... Read more


Illustration by David Homer

Bringing social media into the classroom—without breaking the law Read more

In 1992, pencils, paper, and calculators were staples of the school supplies list. Today, tablet computers, Final Cut Pro, and digital pens make up a student’s toolbox at private schools like Mary ... Read more


Illustration by Lisa Adams

The positive and negative effects of extrinsic rewards Read more


Illustration by David Homer

Have the liberal arts become a luxury? Read more


Photograph by Arthur Witman, courtesy of the State Historical Society of Missouri Research Center–St. Louis

When Luck, Wis., was the yo-yo capital of the world, we led the country in the manufacture of dime-store kites. The nine buildings that made up the Crunden-Martin complex, where Top Flites were mad... Read more


Marriage (Film Portrait Collage) LXI, 2010, courtesy of John Stezaker and the Approach, London; Copyright John Stezaker

Stezaker's astonishing solo show makes its last stop—and its only U.S. appearance—at the Kemper Art Museum. Read more


Photograph by Chad Finley; Styling by D. Michael

Growing up in St. Louis, Tierra Brown danced all the time—on dance teams, in talent shows. At the time, everyone else was trying to move like Janet Jackson. Brown found Aaliyah more inspiring and w... Read more