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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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The Wilson School
Develops honesty: Strongly agree

Posted May 23, 2016
- a parent
The Wilson School focuses on the kind of human beings the children grow into as well as focusing on their academics. They instill a sense of gratitude and community service in the children.

The Wilson School 5

Posted May 23, 2016
- a parent
The Wilson School is not just a school but a community. My child feels safe and cared for at school. She knows all of the teachers and staff and they know all of the children. The small class size allows for children to learn at their own pace and have the one on one attention that they need and deserve.


The Wilson School
Grateful to: Teacher

Posted May 23, 2016
- a parent
This has been a trying year for the First grade, but Mrs. Lyles has handled it with kindness and grace. She is an amazing teacher who truly cares about the children. My child has grown so much this year and has developed a love for reading and research. Thank you Mrs. Lyles for everything you do!

The Wilson School 5

Posted May 12, 2016
- a parent
The academic program at the Wilson School is amazing. The teachers are highly experienced and supported with continuing enrichment programs that keep their curricula current and challenging. I appreciate the multi-disciplinary teaching approaches, the attention given to each student, the international perspectives, and the number of male teachers. My sons are graduating Wilson with organizational and writing skills that will carry them through the most competitive secondary schools.

The Wilson School 5

Posted April 19, 2016
- a parent
My 3 daughters had an outstanding experience at the Wilson School. In addition to the outstanding academic preparation for secondary school, the Wilson School provides a warm, nurturing environment where each child is known.


The Wilson School 4

Posted March 31, 2016
- a student
Make Your Mark A Good One! Happy to be a Wilson School Student. MYMAGO Happy Spring Break!

The Wilson School 5

Posted March 28, 2016
- a parent
Our family loves Wilson! This school is without a doubt, one of the best schools in St. Louis where our kids (very different than one another) are challenged academically. The school strikes a great balance, however; and is also a warm and nurturing environment for all. Great parent community, too! For the past several years, our kids are greeted at the door with smiles and hellos (most of the time in French!) and known as individuals. It is a GREAT community to be a part of!

The Wilson School
Develops honesty: Strongly agree

Posted January 04, 2016
- a parent
Wilson adopts a school-wide theme each year which relates to character development. This year's theme is Acts of Service. Each class investigates ways in which to live out this theme and then makes a presentation to the entire school. One of the upper grades did research on literacy and is now supporting an early childhood center to help foster literacy in young people by visiting, reading, and donating books to the program. Everyone from the Parents' Association to the students, teachers, and administrators are living out this theme in different ways.


The Wilson School
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree

Posted June 05, 2015
- a parent
A fair number of students tend to leave over time. The parents who leave almost always tell other parents it is because of the administration’s low standards for student behavior. You can find bullying anywhere, but in such a small class there is nowhere to hide. This makes it especially important for a school to have the courage to enforce standards when necessary. Instead, Thad Falkner, the head of Wilson, simply has students visit his office for a few minutes and then return to class. This is the only known punishment even for some acts too unspeakable to describe in this forum, but let me just say that our sweet little girl was scarred by something that had no apparent consequence for the perpetrator.

The Wilson School 2

Posted June 05, 2015
- a parent
Wilson is a good “safety” choice if you are intent on a private school but your child was not admitted to one of the brand names like Community, MICDS, Forsyth, or New City. The majority of people we know didn’t get accepted by their first choice, or they decided to look outside the normal admissions cycle. Wilson usually has space available in the early grades even when other schools do not. Some families chose it for the small size, which is a great feature when managed well. A fair number of students tend to leave over time. The parents who leave almost always tell other parents it is because of the administration’s low standards for student behavior. You can find bullying anywhere, but in such a small class there is nowhere to hide. This makes it especially important for a school to have the courage to enforce standards when necessary. Instead, Thad Falkner, the head of Wilson, simply has students visit his office for a few minutes and then return to class. This is the only known punishment even for some acts too unspeakable to describe in this forum, but let me just say that our sweet little girl was scarred by something that had no apparent consequence for the perpetrator. Likewise, there is no courage to intervene with teachers who are struggling. There are many talented and committed educators, especially Pre-K/JK/SK. However, there were also two years we consider lost, due to teachers who were inept and/or couldn’t manage control of their classroom. Some could be solved with coaching, and letting go of poor performers. A great school needs to be more than the sum of its parts, and what you get at Wilson is a set of parts. Many of the parts are great, but some are substandard. The school’s new strategic plan calls for greater word-of-mouth advertising, because somehow the board believes that the enrollment problem is merely due to low brand awareness because it is a small school. However, attrition would seem like the bigger problem, because enrollment would be at its cap from SK onwards if they could just address parents regularly pulling out their kids for other private schools. You might ask yourself why Wilson usually has space. Many of us wouldn’t recommend the school to someone with other options. Let’s hope this changes, because it could really be something if the administrators found courage inside themselves.

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The Wilson School
400 De Mun Avenue, Clayton, MO  63105
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. (314) 725-4999
Last modified The Wilson School is a Private school that serves grades PK-6
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