April 18, 2006
I am a graduate of Ladue, '83. I now send my kids through the Ladue School District. My husband couldn't understand how important it was for us to find a home in the district.( He obviously is not from around these parts) And, in the land of 'Where did you go to school' not meaning your University, rather your High School, he clearly understands it now. When I went to my University, Mizzou, my friends would say, 'Ladue, that's a private school, isn't it'? I told them, 'No, but it sure seemed like it, just better'. There is diversity in not only the numerous course offerings(American Black Lit., Hebrew, not to mention AP courses) but in the student and teacher population. I'm impressed with how they have always welcomed and encouraged parent involvement and that can only lead to a brighter educational atmosphere. I am proud to say I went to Ladue's Horton Watkins High School. I know my kids will feel the same way! I certainly don't want this to sound like this review is just 'school pride', I truly do feel proud and with good reason. Check it out if you're looking for an excellent education ( athletics, theater, etc.) in the public or private school scene in St. Louis, Mo. Repeat business is always a great indicator of how well a business is. I run into former students all the time at open houses and conferences and sporting activities (they are all parents) and that's just the people I knew in high school. I can't imagine how many other former students have been and are now parents in the district. That speaks volumes!
- submitted by a parent