Forsyth School's challenging and engaging curriculum promotes age-appropriate independence and prepares students to thrive in secondary school and beyond.

Assessment and secondary school placement are important gauges of the effectiveness of Forsyth's curriculum and teaching. Forsyth uses Educational Records Bureau (ERB) standardized testing for Grades 2–6. These results provide a basis for benchmark comparison against ourselves from year to year AND against other independent school groups. We take great pride in our ability to provide innovative programs AND maintain high academic standards. Forsyth students consistently score significantly above the national average for ERB testing.

Read about The Independent School Advantage from the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

Secondary School Admissions

More than 90% of Forsyth graduates matriculate to Independent Schools of St. Louis (ISSL) secondary schools. Below is the breakdown of Forsyth graduate secondary school choices for the past five years, 2019–23.

  • John Burroughs School: 46%
  • MICDS: 26%
  • Public or Other Schools: 8%
  • Whitfield School: 7%
  • Chaminade College Preparatory School: 4%
  • Saint Louis Priory School: 4%
  • Thomas Jefferson School: 2%
  • Visitation Academy: 2%
  • Crossroads College Preparatory School: 0.5%
  • Westminster Christian Academy: 0.5%

TOTAL: 100%

Portrait of a Graduate

Forsyth School graduates are:

  • Curious—they ask questions and take initiative
  • Confident—they set goals and high expectations for themselves
  • Willing to take risks, try new things, and try again
  • Resilient—they can overcome obstacles and cope with setbacks
  • Joyful—they delight in learning, encourage others, and celebrate accomplishments

Partial List of College Admissions

American University
Amherst College
Art Institute of Chicago
Boston College
Bowdoin College
Brown University
Bryn Mawr College
Bucknell University
California Institute of Technology
Carleton College
Case Western Reserve
Claremont College
Colby College
Colgate University
Colorado College
Columbia University
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Culinary Institute of America
Dartmouth College
Denison University
DePauw University

Duke University
Emory University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Grinnell College
Harvard University
Howard University
Indiana University
Kenyon College
Loyola University
Macalester College
Middlebury College
Northwestern University
Pepperdine University
Princeton University
Purdue University
Rhode Island School of Design
Rice University
Saint Louis University
Spelman College
Stanford University
Swarthmore College

Tufts University
Tulane University
United States Naval Academy
University of Chicago
University of Michigan
University of Missouri
The University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Southern California
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Wake Forest University
Washington University
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
Westminster College
Williams College
Yale University