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Stix Early Childhood Center

Public | PK-2 | 522 students


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Strong Character Education Program, Involved PTO, Before and After Care, Outdoor Classroom, Smiling Staff, Music Teacher of the Year! Computer Lab, Fabulous Library!
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted April 18, 2014

Stix is TRULY a GREAT school! Awesome staff, Awesome curriculum. My daughter and Nephew LOVE it here! Parents are heavily involved, which is the key to a GREAT school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 17, 2014

My school is Stix early childhood center it is part of the St Louis School District from the first time I entered Stix I was impressed with the cleanliness and how informative the teaching staff is. My son now attends but my daughter went there for a summer program and both children loved it especially the staff. If any improvement could be made to this exceptional school I would like to see more extracurricular programs for the children.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 20, 2014

Stix ECC has a nice atmosphere. The students are diverse. Most of the staff and teachers are kind and aware of how to direct positive behavior and help children to be accountable for their own behavior and learning. I do wish there was more communication or insight into what the kids are learning or how they are progressing. The biggest problem is that this school only goes to grade 2nd.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 6, 2009

I think this school is the best for my child. I love the atmosphere, and teachers. I also love the diversity and presents of childrenh with special needs.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 7, 2009

I love the diversity of the school as well as the patience of the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 11, 2009

I love stix. I am so satisfied with the parent-teacher involvement and the diversity. I really hope they are able to add 3-5th grade. I have grown to love the students, and parents that my kids are used to
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 9, 2009

Awesome school. My daughter attended this school from preK until 2nd grade. I would recommend every child goes there. I love Stix ECC.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 28, 2009

Two of my three kids attend Stix and the third will attend when he is old enough. It is a very welcoming and nurturing environment. The school is going back to a Project Construct teaching method next year and we are looking forward to that. The feeder school for the Early Childhood graduates will be up and running for the 11-12 school year. That school will be 3rd-5th grade. Still no word on where it will be.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 11, 2009

My son is a preschooler at STIX this year and our experience has been fantastic. The environment is so stimulating and supportive. The emphasis on diversity couldn't be better. At the holidays, he learned about many traditions of different religions. I think the leadership in the PTO is good, but would like to see more parental involvement, which may be related to the fact that the kids there come from all over the city and many take a bus to and from school, so an extra trip across town for PTO functions may be difficult. That being said, we collected the most cans of any school in the city (quite a feat!) for the recent can drive and holiday and halloween parties have been very well attended. We are working with the school board on a new school for 3rd to 5th grade continuing the project construct theme, exciting!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 10, 2009

Both my kids attend Stix and I love the school and its teachers. I feel that my children are safe and they really do learn.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 5, 2008

Stixx is a great school. This is my daughter first year at Stixx as a preschooler and she loves it. The teachers are great
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 21, 2008

Both of my children go to school here and we have been very happy. It is an incredibly diverse environment where my kids can feel like their international interracial heritage is almost normal. It is a beautiful facility. The kids have had excellent, supportive teachers. I also like the fact that the school is from age 3 to 2nd grade, because the preschoolers feel like they're finally going to a 'real school' but the younger kids don't have to feel intimidated by 5th and 6th graders. The one drawback is the high degree of transience which makes it harder to form really strong bonds with other students. Students transfer out each year as they try to get into the other magnet elementary schools.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 23, 2008

My daughter began this school this past 2007-2008 school year as a Pre-schooler. I had more than 5 people whom have children who went to Stix and they all reported that their children loved it and the parents were in agreement with the wonderful school as well. I enjoy the experience my child recieves.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 7, 2008

This school is a true gem in the St. Louis Public School system. A beautiful facility, wonderful teachers, great administrators, excellent philosophical approach, field trips, music, art...I could go on and on !
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 14, 2006

Stix is a beautiful, well maintained, safe, and secure environment. The teaching and support staff are caring, committed, and good. The curriculum is sound and covers the basics well. My 5 year old has attended the Pre-K and Kindergarten program. There is a lot of focus on discipline (ie. standing in line without talking and sitting quietly thru a lesson plan for 30-40 minutes at time). I wish for more fun and flexibility in these areas for small children with more hands on, interactive, and shorter sessions with active moving breaks. Overall, learning is taking place in a productive and positive way. If your child is very active, individualistic, or has focus issues--the highly disciplined approach will require some adjustment. Specialist recommendations/suggestions for my child (ie. seating position in classroom) are not consistently executed. The atmosphere is very positive and a lot of learning does take place.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 5, 2006

My daughter attends Stix and I must say I simply love it. I had a great relationship with her Pre-K teacher and am now enjoying her K teacher. I look forward to sending her younger sister there next year. Vice Principal Head is a wonderful woman, and I like the Principal as well. I only hate it that my children are not able to continue through the entire grammer school experience in that the school stops at second grade.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 31, 2006

I am the site director for the Before and After School Program. I can tell you first hand that Stix is a wonderful,nurturing and educationally sound environment. We are a supppot system for families who require before and after care daily on site at Stix. I started at Stix in 1995 when our school was located on Euclid Avenue.My entity BJC collaberated with the St.Louis Public Schools to relocate the school at the current location ,647 Tower Grove Avenue. My staff and I consider ourselves members of this team, working with great educators and caring administration. I see children receive a sound education with a caring and qualified staff. Parent involvement is always encouraged at Stix. This is a great early childhood center. The children participate in art,music and PE classes. The field trips are great and support lessons being taught in the classroom not to mention fun and exciting for the students. Donna Tate Latchkey Director
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted April 30, 2006

I have two children at Stix, we are very pleased with this school. Staff here is tremendous! I feel as if our children are receiving a quality education. The teachers my children currently have, and have had are the best. We have very good parental involvement, and an excellent PTO. If you are looking for a school commited to your childrens education look no further, this is it! -
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 8, 2005

I know first hand that the teachers have the best interest at heart for helping their students acheive their very best and even surpast expectations. I saw my son do just that. He is filled with excited about learning and he loves going to school. You will always find the school and the grounds clean and free of trash. This school is a St. Louis Gem.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 80% 17%
White 14% 74%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Hispanic 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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647 Tower Grove Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: (314) 533-0874


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