Family Portal

The central resource for CGMS families.

Newsletters & Updates

Want to read the latest newsletters, updates, and announcements? Click below to learn more!

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Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering? Click below to see our open volunteer opportunities, and get to know our volunteer program staff!

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Information Update Form

Do you have a new email, phone number, or want to update your records? Click below to access the Student and Family Information Update Form.

Submit updates

Handbook & Information

Click below to read City Garden's Family Handbook, a guide outlining all school-related information and resources.

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Newsletters & Updates

Back to School Paperwork

It's back to school paperwork season! The following paperwork must be submitted (either digitally or on paper) by Friday, August 19 at 5:00 PM.

1. One Student Information Packet must be completed for EACH City Garden student.

2. One Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals must be completed ONCE per family. Even if families do not think they will qualify, they MUST complete this form in order for CGMS to report necessary data to the State of Missouri's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

To fill out printed copies, please visit the front desk of either school building to request paperwork. All back to school paperwork filled out on paper must be turned in, in person to the front desk of either school building.

If you wish to un-enroll your City Garden student, please complete our brief Withdrawal Form.

Before and After Care

To learn more about Before and After Care services and registration, please click here.

School Meal Order Form

City Garden Montessori School now offers a way to order breakfast and lunch online! Click the buttons below to place your order for Quarter 1, see menus, and learn more about our Food Services Program.

School Meals Order Form - Quarter 1
Breakfast Menu
Lunch Menu (Weeks 1 & 2)
About the Food Services Program

Back to School Events

City Garden Montessori School is thrilled to host a few back to school events this year! Please click below to review the events, and select from the options in order to register. For questions, please contact Cassidy Flynn at cassidy.flynn@citygardenschool.org or (314) 664-7646 ext. 109.

Register here for events!

School Calendar

City Garden now has an updated 2022-23 School Calendar, with a year-view and a month-view. Click the buttons below to download those calendars - they're great to print and stick to your fridge!

You may also visit and subscribe to our website calendar, syncing City Garden events and programs directly to your calendar!

2022-23 Calendar (Year View)
2022-23 Calendar (Month View)

Drop Off & Pick Up Instructional Video

Click below to watch the Drop Off & Pick Up Instructional Video. You can also click here to read a transcript of the video.

Supply Lists

Please click below to access the Supply Lists designated by classroom or level.

Preschool

Primary 1 - Ms. Shannon Adams' Classroom

Primary 2 - Ms. Hilary Fischman’s Classroom

Primary 3 - Ms. Young Kim’s Classroom

Primary 4 - Ms. Celeste Ocana’s Classroom

Primary 5 - Ms. Sarah Johnston’s Classroom

Primary 6 - Ms. Julia Freeman’s Classroom

Kindergarten

Kindergarten 1 - Ms. Carmen Beliz’s and Mr. Travis Woosley’s Classroom.

Kindergarten 2 - Ms. Amy Willems Classroom

Kindergarten 3 - Ms. Emile Moroney

Lower Elementary

1st, 2nd, & 3rd Graders

Upper Elementary

4th, 5th, & 6th Graders

Junior High

7th & 8th Graders

Meet the Teacher Slideshows!

Please click below to see the Meet the Teacher Slideshow for each Early Childhood Education Center classroom and teacher! 

Preschool

Primary 1 - Ms. Shannon Adams' Classroom

Primary 2 - Ms. Hilary Fischman’s Classroom

Primary 3 - Ms. Young Kim’s Classroom

Primary 4 - Ms. Celeste Ocana’s Classroom

Primary 5 - Ms. Sarah Johnston’s Classroom

Primary 6 - Ms. Julia Freeman’s Classroom

Kindergarten

Kindergarten 1 - Ms. Carmen Beliz’s and Mr. Travis Woosley’s Classroom

Kindergarten 2 - Ms. Amy Willems Classroom

Kindergarten 3 - Ms. Emile Moroney


Specials

Ms. Sarah Whittaker - Music

Mr. Joesph LaFasciano - P.E.

Athletics Department

This year, the City Garden Montessori School Athletics Department is proud to offer the following six athletics programs, with opportunities for student players and adult coaches.

1. Fall Volleyball – Sign Up deadline is August 11
2. Fall Cross Country – Sign Up deadline is August 11
3. Fall Soccer – Sign Up deadline is September 12
4. Fall/Winter Cheerleading for Basketball – Sign Up deadline is September 12
5. Fall/Winter Basketball – Sign Up deadline is September 12
6. Spring Soccer – Sign Up deadline is  February 3

Click here to learn more about each program.

Click here to sign up your student to be a player.

Click here to sign up to be a coach.

COVID-19 Health & Operations Guide

Please click the button below to access our COVID-19 Health & Operations Guide. This is the latest version, which was updated on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 1:00 PM.

COVID-19 Health & Operations Guide

Principal Newsletters

Every Sunday at 3:00 PM, the Principals of City Garden Montessori School will release their weekly newsletters, featuring upcoming dates, new information, and reminders.

Principal Crystal Isom oversees the Early Childhood Education Center at 1618 Tower Grove Avenue, serving preschool and Kindergarten students.

Principal Pat Garrett  oversees the Elementary and Adolescent Education Center at 4209 Folsom Avenue, serving 1st through 8th grade students.

Click below to access their newsletters.

Ms. Crystal Isom
Principal, Early Childhood Education Center (PK + K)
1618 Tower Grove Avenue, St. Louis MO 63110
crystal.isom@citygardenschool.org
(314) 664-7646
She/Her

8.21.2022 Newsletter8.28.2022 Newsletter

Mr. Pat Garrett
Principal, Elementary and Adolescent Education Center (1st - 8th)
4209 Folsom Avenue, St. Louis MO 63110
pat@citygardenschool.org
(314) 664-7646
He/Him

8.21.2022 Newsletter8.28.2022 Newsletter

Volunteer Opportunities

Have you heard about City Garden Montessori School's Parent Action Committee (PAC)? They are currently looking for interested parents to run for office and get engaged on committees. Visit our PAC webpage to learn more and get involved!

Family Handbook & Information

Click below to read City Garden's Family Handbook, a guide outlining all school-related information and resources.

CGMS staff are currently making updates to the Family Handbook. Check back soon for the 2022-23 version.

Dress Code

It is required that all Kindergarten through 8th grade students follow the dress code for school every day. The following attire should be worn in the colors of any combination of white, navy blue, light blue, red, and/or khaki:

• City Garden shirt or sweatshirt (any color)
• T-shirts designed by CGMS Junior High students
• Pants or capris
• Shorts, skirts, or jumpers (at or exceeding fingertip length)
• Belt (if needed)
• Stretch pants or leggings only with skirts or shorts, not worn alone
• Closed-toed shoes with socks (any color)
• No hats on regular days at school
• Collared shirt, short sleeved or long sleeved

Free Dress Day Code Policy:

• Shorts, skirts, rompers, or jumpers need to be at or exceeding fingertips
• No tank tops
• No crop tops
• No exceptionally ripped clothing areas above upper thighs
• No see through clothing
• No offensive t-shirts including but limited to alcohol/drugs, lewd comments, obscenities

Junior High students can dress out of uniform every Friday, but should follow the out of dress code policy.