Education in St. Louis, Missouri

Education in St. Louis, Missouri is provided by the St. Louis Public Schools, private schools, charter schools, several colleges and universities, and the St. Louis Public Library.

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St. Louis Public Schools

The St. Louis Public Schools (SLPS) operate more than 75 schools, including several magnet schools. SLPS operates without accreditation and is under the governance of a state-appointed school board called the Special Administrative Board, although a local board continues to exist without legal authority over the district.

Charter schools

Since 2000, charter schools have operated in the city of St. Louis using authorization from Missouri state law. These schools are sponsored by local institutions or corporations and take in students from kindergarten through high school.

Private schools

Several private schools exist in the city, and the Archdiocese of St. Louis operates dozens of parochial schools in the city, including parochial high schools.

Colleges and universities

The city of St. Louis is home to many universities and colleges, including Saint Louis University, Harris-Stowe State University, and Washington University in St. Louis (although part of Washington University is located in adjacent Clayton, Missouri).

St. Louis Public Library

The St. Louis Public Library operates 16 branches and a central library building, and it maintains a borrowing agreement with the adjacent St. Louis County Library.

See also

  • List of high schools in Greater St. Louis
  • List of colleges and universities in Greater St. Louis

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