St. Louis Magnet Schools
More than 20 exciting schools from which to choose and all are FREE.
Experience the excitement of the St. Louis Magnet Schools in person. Individual tours may also be arranged by calling each school directly.
For more information call, 314.721.8422, ext. 3012
Applying for grade 1-12? Please include a copy of your child's 2011-2012 final report card.
Early Childhood Education
Nationally acclaimed all-day programs at our Early Childhood Centers nurture the inquisitive nature of young children and provide a strong background for future academic success.
County students in kindergarten through fifth grade are offered a process-oriented approach to learning, based upon the Project Construct curricula.
Stix Early Childhood Center (K-2)
Wilkinson Early Childhood Center (K-2)
Humboldt Academy (3-5)
Your child will flourish in our general academic programs where unique teaching methods address children's individual learning styles.
Lyon-Blow Academy of Basic Instruction (K-8)
Washington Montessori (K-5)
Busch Middle School of Character & Athletics (6-8)
Metro Academic and Classical High School (9-12) click for High
Gifted children thrive in an environment that stimulates creative and analytical thinking -- and that is what you'll find at the Kennard ad McKinley Classical Junior Academies. The only full-time gifted public schools in the metropolitan area, they encourage children to investigate, experiment and work independently.
Students are required to meet state-approved entrance criteria to qualify for any gifted program in the district. However, meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee space availability.
Mallinckrodt Academy of Gifted Instruction (K-3)
Kennard Classical Junior Academy (K-5)
McKinley Classical Junior Academy (6-8)
McKinley Classical Leadership Academy (9-12) click for High
Cultural awareness and ethnic histories are celebrated at our international studies schools where students and staff represent over 30 countries and students are exposed to a challenging global curriculum complemented by a comprehensive academic program including daily language instruction, including French, German, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese.
Dewey International Studies (K-5)
Soldan International Studies (9-12) click for High
A whole new world of discoveries, technological advancements and vast scientific knowledge await your child at the math-science and technology magnet schools. Collaborations with respected local scientific institutions such as the Missouri Botanical Garden and the St. Louis Science Center assure cutting edge curriculum.
Gateway Elementary School (K-5)
Mullanphy Investigative Learning Center (K-5)
Compton-Drew Investigative Learning Center Middle (6-8)
Gateway Math & Science Prep (6-8)
Gateway S.T.E.M. (9-12) click for High
Character development, service and leadership training are qualities that best describe our military academies. Cadets learn the value of self-discipline and responsibility.
Student standards must be met to remain in these programs. Students must also meet weight and uniform-fit requirements for entry. Uniforms for Cleveland NJROTC cadets are provided by the U.S. Navy. The school sets the maximum physical and uniform sized based on naval standards.
Cleveland Naval Junior ROTC Academy (9-12) click for High
Air Force Junior ROTC (9-12) an elective at:
Visual and Performing Arts
Students can explore their creativity while developing talents in the visual arts, theatre, dance and vocal or instrumental music at any of the four visual and performing arts magnet schools.
Artistic and school standards must be met for entrance and continued enrollment in these schools.
Shaw Visual and Performing Arts Center (K-5)
Ames Visual and Performing Arts Center (K-5)
Carr Lane Visual and Performing Arts Middle School (6-8)
Central @ Southwest Visual and Performing Arts High School (9-12) click for High
Saint Louis Medical High School is designed for a community of learners that will embrace very high academic standards. In addition to offering advanced curricula, Saint Louis Medical High School will create an environment in which all of its students and staff will work together toward a common goal of careers in medicine and medical research.
University School of Medicine and Bioscience (9-10)
Applications are being accepted for fall, 2013 placement. Applications will not be accepted after May 24, 2013.
Pool A Application Period (Recommended pool for county applications)
Pool B Application Period
Pool C Application Period
For more information, call
(314) 721-8422 ext. 3012, if you live in the county.
(314) 633-5213, if you live in the city.
Magnet School Handbook for St. Louis County Residents
The Board of Education of the City of St. Louis does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, veteran status, creed, ancestry, sexual orientation or disability in employment programs or activities. Inquiries regarding compliance with Title VII, Title IX, ADE A, Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act, The Missouri Human Rights Act, or ADA should be directed to the Human Resource Officer, 801 N. 11th Street, St. Louis, MO 63101.
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