City Garden is one of only a few authentic Montessori programs in the City of St. Louis. We have a diverse family community, and offer a unique school experience.  We are a neighborhood school, serving families in the Shaw, Botanical Heights, Forest Park Southeast, Tiffany, and Southwest Garden neighborhoods.

Primary (Preschool)

Preference will be given to families who live in our 1st catchment zone (see a map below), but we have a few spots reserved for families who live outside our 1st catchment. Financial aid is available to families who live in our 1st catchment.

Kindergarten, First, and Second Grades

Anyone living in the City of St. Louis is allowed to apply to our Charter program; however, for the past few years we have filled our Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades during the first lottery from the 1st catchment zone and did not hold a second lottery. We expect to fill our school from the 1st catchment area each year, although you are welcome to apply as long as you reside in the City of St. Louis. The 1st catchment zone is in south St. Louis City, from Kingshighway (western boundary) to Grand (eastern boundary), from Highway 40 (northern boundary) to Magnolia (southern boundary). This is roughly the 63110 ZIP code although there are a few residences with a different ZIP code who are in the 1st catchment zone. Please check the map below or call the school if you are unsure about whether you are in the 1st catchment.