Forsyth School_School Profile

Forsyth School is a leading independent, co-educational elementary school for children age 2 through Grade 6. Located across the street from Washington University and Forest Park in the Wydown-Forsyth Historic District, Forsyth provides an unforgettable experience on a one-of-a-kind campus with classrooms in six re-purposed, historic homes. The challenging and engaging curriculum fosters independence and prepares students to thrive in secondary school and beyond.

Forsyth Mission:
To provide children with a supportive atmosphere and opportunities for success in order that they may develop self-confidence and a love of learning


Age 2 through Grade 6, coed


Lower School: Age 2 through Grade 2
Upper School: Grades 3–6



Students Self-Identify as BIPOC:


Zip Codes Represented:

40+ from Missouri and Illinois


6235 Wydown Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105
Wydown-Forsyth Historic District


Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)


Independent Schools of St. Louis (ISSL)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Educational Records Bureau (ERB)
Enrollment Management Association (EMA)

Center for Spiritual & Ethical Education (CSEE)

Current Publications:

2018/19 Annual Report
2020 Forsyth Summer Discovery Camp Guide
2020/21 Forsyth Facts Brochure

School Hours:

Before Care: 7:00–8:00am
Morning Arrival: 8:00–8:15am
School Day: 8:15am–3:30pm
Afternoon Dismissal: 3:30–3:45pm
Early Dismissal (every Thursday): 3:00–3:15pm
After Care: 3:30–6:00pm (3:00–6:00pm on Thursdays)

Founding Year:


Size of Campus:

4.5 Acres

Notable Buildings:

Fillmore House: Built 1925, Acquired 1965, Renovated 2015
Dunbar House: Built 1930, Acquired 1977
New House & Arts Center: Built 1927, Acquired 1989; Arts Center: Built 2004–07
Gerdine House: Built 1926, Acquired 1995
Last House: Built 1928, Acquired 1996, Renovated 2013
Rand Center for Performing Arts & Athletics: Built 1997
Next House: Built 1929, Acquired 2012, Renovated 2013

Forsyth’s six historic homes are all listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Wydown-Forsyth Historic District by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Head of School:

Daniel Hildebrand

School Mascot:

Freddy Falcon

School Colors:

Green & White

Forsyth Honor Code:
As a member of the Forsyth community, I will always be honest, kind, respectful, responsible, fair, and practice good sportsmanship. I will do my part to make Forsyth a special place.


44 (33 classroom teachers, 11 specialist teachers)

  • 84% have 10+ years of experience
  • 80% female, 20% male
  • 54% hold advanced degrees
  • 18% self-identify as BIPOC

Special classes in each of the following areas:

  • Movement & Music | Eyas, Pre-K, Junior-K 
  • Yoga | Eyas, Pre-K, Junior-K, Senior-K
  • Library | Eyas through Grade 6
  • Science | Eyas through Grade 6
  • Spanish | Eyas through Grade 6
  • Physical Education | Junior-K through Grade 6
  • Art | Senior-K through Grade 6
  • Drama | Senior-K through Grade 6
  • Music | Senior-K through Grade 6
  • Latin | Grades 4–6
Student-Faculty Ratio:


Average Class Size:


Tuition (2020/21):

Eyas Program: $18,000
Pre-K/Junior-K/Senior-K: $21,450
Grades 1–6: $21,975

Limited space available for part-time Eyas and Pre-K

Students Receive Need-Based Financial Aid:


Campus Sustainability:

105 species of native plants on campus
105 solar panels on the roof of the Rand Center
Faculty-led Go Green Forsyth Committee

Extracurricular Activities:

After-School Classes, Clayton Recreation League Sports
Forsyth Summer Discovery Camp Program (June–August)