“This is a case of investing in the future of St. Louis. City Academy has kids who will leave this school as well-educated citizens who will go into the community and give back.” – Hazel Donald, scholarship donor

City Academy is the only private, independent elementary school in St. Louis and the state of Missouri providing scholarship support to all students. Located in St. Louis City’s Penrose neighborhood, City Academy transforms children, families and our community through exceptional education and bold expectations that empower children to overcome barriers. We believe a family’s geographic location and income should never be a barrier to accessing high quality education.

By the Numbers

  • 2022-2023 enrollment: 212
  • Average class size: 14
  • Average grade size: 24
  • Student/teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Alumni: 278

Where do our families live?
42% of our families live in St. Louis City
58% of our families live in St. Louis County and surrounding counties in MO and IL
View student homes by zip code.