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.

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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

Summer School Registration

To register your current City Garden student for Summer School, please click below. The registration form for newly admitted students will be shared later. The registration deadline is May 8, 2023.

Summer School Registration Form

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 4
About the Food Services Program
April Lunch Menu

School Calendar

City Garden now has released the 2023-24 School Calendar. Click below to download the year-view calendar - it's 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!

2023-24 Calendar (Year View)

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
(314) 664-7646

4.2.2023 Newsletter4.9.2023 Newsletter4.16.2023 Newsletter4.23.2023 Newsletter4.30.2023 Newsletter5.7.2023 Newsletter5.14.2023 Newsletter

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

4.2.2023 Newsletter4.9.2023 Newsletter4.16.2023 Newsletter4.23.2023 Newsletter4.30.2023 Newsletter5.7.2023 Newsletter5.14.2023 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.

Parents' Rights & DESE Compliance

The State of Missouri's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education offers a wide range of resources and information regarding parents rights, laws, and compliance - specifically the Parent Bill of Rights and  procedural safeguards. To access these resources and learn more, please click here to visit DESE's website.