Forsyth School_Results

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.

Approximately 25% of Forsyth graduates receive National Merit recognition and other awards including:

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

Secondary School Admissions

Approximately 90% of Forsyth graduates matriculate to Independent Schools of St. Louis (ISSL) secondary schools; approximately 10% attend top suburban public schools or schools out of state. Below is the breakdown of Forsyth graduate secondary school choices for the past five years, 2018–22.

  • John Burroughs School: 43%
  • MICDS: 27%
  • Saint Louis Priory School: 5%
  • Whitfield School: 5%
  • Chaminade College Preparatory School: 4%
  • Visitation Academy: 3%
  • Crossroads College Preparatory School: 1%
  • Thomas Jefferson School: 1%
  • Westminster Christian Academy: 1%
  • Public Schools: 10%

TOTAL: 100%

College Admissions (Partial List)

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
St. 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
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Southern California
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Wake Forest University
Washington University
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
Westminster College
Williams College
Yale University