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1100 White Road
Chesterfield, MO 63017

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(314) 469-6622
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October 27, 2015
I can't say enough good things about Chesterfield Day School (CDS). The teachers and administration are fantastic! I have never once been concerned about my toddler or preschooler going to school and I know they are safe and getting the best individualized education possible. The reason we chose CDS was not only because of the outstanding academics but also their holistic approach. The school mission is to prepare each child academically, socially, emotionally, physically and creatively. Being a parent, I can say that they hold themselves up to this standard and absolutely deliver. I love going to a school and being a part of a community that knows academics are important but also helps foster social awareness. I couldn't imagine going anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent

October 09, 2015
I can't imagine a school with stronger academics and better personaliztion -- impossible! My kids' teachers know them so well and want them to succeed and thrive. The teachers are superb, and so is the curriculum. I really like the community too. Everyone is down to earth... I toured a lot of schools before deciding on CDS and encountered a lot of pretense and social hang-ups from other communities. Not here! There's a place for everyone, and everyone is accepted and appreciated. Love that for us and especially for my kids.

- submitted by a parent

September 05, 2015
As a full time working mom I want my children to love going to school and learn while they are there. CDS delivers on both ends beyond my expectations. The CDS vision delivers on fundamental skills as well as critical thinking while providing opportunities each day for being creative and working with others. They have challenging work each day and the environment is one where there is joy in working hard to meet the challenges. CDS not only challenges my children academically, but also teaches them character and strong public speaking skills. I couldn't be more pleased with the quality of education, the experience of the faculty and staff and the overall experience we have had at CDS. I would recommend it to anyone looking for strong academics and a loving community.

- submitted by a community member

September 03, 2015
CDS has been a truly superb experience for our children, who started in preschool and are now in the elementary program. It provides impressive personalization for the kids, who each work above grade level in several subjects while also remaining with their grade level peers. The teachers make sure each child gets the work they need at the right time. The faculty have high expectations for the kids (as do we), and we get high performance but without the kids feeling too much pressure. We are impressed consistently with the teachers and enjoy the parent community, which is very down to earth for a private school. Also, the PE program is the best in an elementary school in St. Louis. A huge bonus at a time when so many schools are cutting that programming.

- submitted by a parent

June 05, 2015
CDS's vision is truly unique -- and they mean every word of it. They deliver on it, too, at every turn, whether it's character development, 21st century skills, strong fundamentals, and fostering a genuine love of learning that I think is the basis of all success. Their toddlers are fulfilled young humans, and their Sixth Graders go to the secondary schools of their choice... And the education for everyone at every grade level in between is personalized and excellent. The quality of their kids and their standardized test scores prove it! An educational experience unlike any other in STL. Can't imagine sending my kids anywhere else.

- submitted by a community member

November 25, 2013
Chesterfield Day School is an incredible place for children and their families to learn, grow and develop longstanding friendships. It's been perfect for our kids who are now 11 and 9 and have been at CDS since they were toddlers. For us it's about a 20 to 25 minute commute each way but worth every mile, every minute and every penny.

- submitted by a parent

November 15, 2013
Our son started in the toddler room this fall and we continue to be impressed with the caring people and the friendly, nurturing environment that CDS creates. We have been extremely happy with the program and faculty. We have seem tremendous growth just a short time from the work our son has been exposed to (letter, shapes, Spanish, fine motor skills) and in social interactions, manners and following instructions. We enjoy the parental engagement and watching our child prosper. I highly recommend CDS!

- submitted by a parent

November 15, 2013
After extensively searching for the right independent school for our children, we began at Chesterfield Day School last school year. Their second year attending has proven to be better than their first. One of the more prominent items that is evident to us is the progressiveness of the administration. They have a passion for what they do each and every day and that atmosphere is easy to feel. The teaching staff is the best we've come across, working with your family in both good times and bad to assure your children are on the right path. Congratulations to all at CDS who make this such a wonderful environment; as parents we thank you for your hard work.

- submitted by a parent

December 06, 2012
My student is currently enrolled in the Toddler program and I have been extremely happy with the program and faculty. The environment in the classroom is calming and focused and the school community is welcoming and friendly. Our child has grown by leaps and bounds in both social interaction and basic skills. The Montessori approach is well thought-out and helps students develop aptitudes far beyond their age. The Toddler students even learn Spanish! Every day is exciting and challenging for the kids and we LOVE coming to school. We definitely look forward to sending our student to CDS through 6th grade.

- submitted by a parent

December 03, 2012
We have been at Chesterfield Day School for 4 years now with our kids in K and 2nd grade right now. Though they both started at CDS in preschool we now wish we'd known to start them in the toddler program which is amazing! The school begins with a very strong academic Montessori (AMS) based toddler and preschool program. The elementary (K-6) program incorporates additional premier instructional methods that build upon the Montessori philosophy and truly prepare kids for secondary school. The school offers a highly personalized experience which gives gifted kids the ability to progress through the curriculum with no ceilings, but without separating the kids from their same age peers. A truly great school with a rigorous academic program, great teachers, visionary administrative leadership and a VERY down-to-earth and welcoming parent community--which was a unique thing we did not find at other independent schools we considered. In our view CDS is the premier preschool and elementary school in St. Louis, especially in the Town and Country/Wildwood/Chesterfield/Ladue/ Creve Coeur and Des Peres areas. Submitted by a parent

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February 16, 2008
CDS is a school with a diverse student and faculty body that provides a personalized education. It is not a 'one size fits all' school. Its record of secondary school admission is outstanding and one thing that separates it from other schools is its expectation that parents actively participate in the educational process.

- submitted by a parent
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February 16, 2008
Chesterfield Day School educates and nurtures the whole child. Great attention is paid to the intellectual, emotional, social and physical development of each and every student. It is a school which strives to help children become cooperative, passionate, and curious human beings. Teachers are able to meet the individual needs of each student while at the same time teaching students to work cooperatively toward common goals. It has cadre of well-trained teachers experienced and familiar with the principles of Montessori education guide, facilitate, and encourage students to grow and to develop as unique individuals. It probably more than any other school involves parents in the educational process of their child.

- submitted by a teacher
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Chesterfield Day School
1100 White Road, Chesterfield, MO  63017
(314) 469-6622
Last modified Chesterfield Day School is a Private school that serves grades PK-6
Chesterfield Day School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top