St. Louis Magnet Schools

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County Residence: 
Applicants must meet eligibility requirements and have a sibling currently enrolled in one of the Magnet schools to apply for the 2022-2023 school year. 

What is a Magnet School?
Students ordinarily go to the public school nearest them.  Magnet schools are public schools without school boundaries.  Each has something unique to offer that you won't find in traditional schools, whether it's a particular focus on technology, the arts, or a stimulating curriculum designed especially for gifted students.

Because of high demand in many schools and grade levels, admission is based on a lottery system.   

For more information call, 314.721.8422, ext. 3012

Eligibility Requirements to apply from St. Louis County:
Non-African American students who live in the county school districts of Affton, Bayless, Brentwood, Clayton, Hancock Place, Kirkwood, Ladue, Lindbergh, Mehlville, Parkway, Pattonville, Ritenour, Rockwood, Valley Park or Webster Groves are eligible to attend St. Louis Magnet Schools.  Kindergarten students entering school for the first time must be age 5 before August 1st of the school year to which they are applying.  County applicants must have a sibling currently enrolled in a magnet school to be eligible to apply.

Families living in the Ferguson-Florissant, Hazelwood, Jennings, Maplewood-Richmond Heights, Normandy, Riverview Gardens, University City school districts are not eligible to participate.  

St. Louis County students are not eligible for magnet preschool programs.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Magnet School Handbook  for St. Louis County Residents

St. Louis Public Schools

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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