Secondary Schools & Beyond

New City School graduates go on to attend some of the most reputable secondary schools in St. Louis, and have been accepted into a truly extraordinary list of colleges. Check out some of our statistics from most recent graduates below, or check out our Alumni page to read more about our graduates' accomplishments.

Class of 2022

  • John Burroughs School (6)
  • Whitfield School (6)
  • Crossroads College Preparatory School (4)
  • Mary Institute and Country Day School (MICDS) (1)
  • Principia School (1)
  • Thomas Jefferson School (1)
  • Clayton School District (1)
  • Kirkwood School District (1)
  • Ladue School District (1)
  • University City School District (1)
 

Standardized Testing at New City

3rd through 6th Grade students at New City SChool participate in standardized testing through the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) each spring. New City students do quite well on this difficult test (see chart below - New City School mean in red), even with it being many of our students' first introduction to a standardized test. By beginning standardized testing in 3rd Grade, students gain an understanding of how they respond to standardized tests and know more about where they need to focus their attention before they take the SSATs in 6th Grade, a required standardized test for any student applying to independent secondary schools.
 

While these testing successes are affirming, they speak to only a small piece of what we at New City School value about teaching and learning. The ERBs do not yet assess creativity, collaboration, character, or the depth of critical thinking required to succeed in our complex, global society. We encourage our families to look at their child’s ERB scores as a snapshot in time of a student’s performance and are best considered in partnership with the student’s daily work and performance in the classroom. 

Important Dates:

While our main application deadline has passed, we do offer rolling admissions based on space availability. If you are interested in the 2022-2023 school year but have not yet applied, send an email to admissions@newcityschool.org or call our main office at (314) 361-6411.

For families interested in applying for the 2023-2024 school year: 

Fall 2022: Campus Tours for Prospective Families Resume
Saturday, November 5, 2022: Fall Open House at New City School
Friday, January 27, 2023: Admissions Applications Due
Friday, March 10, 2023: Admissions Decisions Shared
Friday, March 31, 2023: Enrollment Contracts Due

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