Education Beyond Expectations

North Side Community School goes above and beyond expectations by providing an education that not only focuses on academic excellence but also nurtures the holistic development of each student.

North Side Community School is a free public school with open enrollment for children in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. We focus on the whole child offering an exceptional academic and life experience. We put basic living needs and basic academic skills mastery high on our priority list with extended day enrichment programming and an extended school year further characterizing our approach to education.

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Our Education Programs

Early Childhood

The Early Childhood Center (ECC) provides full-day Pre-K and Kindergarten classes so our youngest children have a head start in life. Our littlest ones receive a chance to develop their curiosity…


An eight-acre main campus serves as a haven in North STL where 1st – 5th graders build character, knowledge and friendships while developing pride in themselves and their school…

Grand Center
Middle School

Our middle school campus in the heart of Grand Center allows our 6th – 8th graders to prepare for successful high school admissions and continued academic successes as young adults…

Why Choose North Side

Culture of Excellence

Administrators support teachers in creating a culture of high expectations and character through our JUSTICE framework.

Small Classes

There are 15 students per teacher. Teaching assistants and tutors give further support where needed. We get to know each child thoroughly.

Basic Skills Master

The focus is on reading, writing, and math. In each subject area, we strive to achieve an outstanding level of performance.

Meeting Each Child's Needs

Dedicated support staff and robust community partnerships allow students to keep their eyes on education. Every child receives free meals, behavioral and physical health resources, and support as needed.

There are no academic or financial barriers to attend our school, which educates nearly 500 students on three campuses.
North Side is honored to be operating in the third year of our prestigious 10-years charter renewal from Missouri. This is bestowed selectively on schools that have proven to be well-managed, financially sound, and outstanding places for children to learn.

Unlocking Opportunities

Did you know that online education access is the right of every student enrolled at Northside Community School or any Missouri public school? Learn more about Missouri's MoCAP program.

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A Knight’s Tale | November Newsletter

A Knight’s Tale | November

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