SCHOOL PROFILE

Forsyth School_School Profile

Forsyth School provides an unforgettable experience for children age 2 through Grade 6. Located in the Wydown-Forsyth Historic District, Forsyth's one-of-a-kind campus is comprised of six historic homes; walkable resources include Forest Park and Washington University. The challenging and engaging curriculum promotes age-appropriate independence and prepares students to thrive in secondary school and beyond.

Mission Statement:
Forsyth School fosters a spirit of curiosity and joy, empowering children to pursue challenges with confidence.

At Forsyth, our talented and caring faculty encourage students to explore and question, enabling them to learn deeply. Each child's unique identity is known, celebrated, and nurtured by our supportive community. The results are profound: children take risks, pursue challenges, and find joy in learning. The "Forsyth experience" is enriched by the school's unique campus, location, and commitment to the natural world.

Grades:

Age 2 through Grade 6
Coeducational

Divisions:

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

Enrollment:

375

Household Zip Codes:

40+ from Missouri and Illinois

Self-Identify as BIPOC:

38%

Student-Teacher Ratio:

8:1

Location:

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

School Hours:
  • Before Care: 7:00–8:00am
  • Morning Arrival: 8:00–8:15am
  • School Day: 8:15am–3:30pm (8:15am–3:00pm on Thursdays)
  • Afternoon Dismissal: 3:30–3:45pm (3:00–3:15pm on Thursdays)
  • After Care: 3:30–6:00pm (3:00–6:00pm on Thursdays)
Notable Buildings:
  • Fillmore House: Built 1925, Acquired 1965, Renovated 2015
  • Gerdine House: Built 1926, Acquired 1995, Renovated 2003
  • New House: Built 1927, Acquired 1989; Renovated 2004/05
  • Last House: Built 1928, Acquired 1996, Renovated 2013
  • Next House: Built 1929, Acquired 2012, Renovated 2013
  • Dunbar House: Built 1930, Acquired 1977
  • Rand Center for Performing Arts & Athletics: Built 1997
  • Falcon's Nest: Renovated 2020

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.

Founding Year:

1961

Size of Campus:

4.5 Acres

Head of School:

Robert Butler, Jr.

School Mascot:

Freddy Falcon

Forsyth Faculty:

46 Teachers, 4 Teaching Assistants

  • 82% have 10+ years of experience
  • 56% hold advanced degrees
  • 22% self-identify as BIPOC
Specialist Subject Areas:
  • Art, Drama, & Music: Eyas–Grade 6
  • Library: Eyas–Grade 6
  • Science: Eyas–Grade 6
  • Spanish: Pre-K–Grade 6
  • Physical Education: Junior-K–Grade 6
  • Innovation & Design: Senior-K–Grade 6
  • Sustainability: Grades 3–6
Tuition (2022/23):
  • Grades 1–6: $22,865
  • Pre-K/Junior-K/Senior-K: $22,325
  • Eyas Program: $20,000
  • Part-time Pre-K: $15,250
  • Part-time Eyas: $14,000

Forsyth offers three different tuition payment plans (single, quarterly, and monthly). The quarterly and monthly payment plans require the Tuition Refund Plan. A Financial Aid Program is available for qualifying families and also requires the Tuition Refund Plan.

Receive Tuition Assistance:

27%

Average Grant Award:

$10,000

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 & Optional Programs:

Lunch Program, Extended Day Program (Before & After Care), After-School Classes, League Sports
Forsyth Summer Discovery Camp Program (June–August, Age 3–Grade 7)

Accrediation & Memberships