Our Mission & Principles

Our mission statement captures our vision and focuses our efforts to attain the highest possible quality independent elementary education in St. Louis and beyond.

All schools should ensure that children have the skills and knowledge that they will need to compete in the world; that’s a given. Beyond that, New City School has crafted a mission statement that encompasses some of the things that set us apart from other independent elementary schools in St. Louis:  joyful learning, confident students, nurturing, commitment to diversity, creative problem solvers, and so much more! That’s New City School!

New City School develops each child's individual strengths through an integrated Multiple Intelligences curriculum. We prepare children, age three through grade six, to be confident joyful learners who are successful academically, knowledgeable about themselves and others, and who value diversity.
New City School Board of Trustees, 2014