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Rossman School at a Glance
Rossman School is an independent private preparatory school for students in Junior Kindergarten (age 4) through Grade 6. Nestled on a 20-acre campus in St. Louis, Missouri, Rossman was recently ranked among the nation’s 50 Best Private Elementary Schools.
For over 100 years, Rossman has provided children in the St. Louis area with a solid foundation in academics, athletics and the arts while cultivating strong character and leadership skills. Our small, nurturing school community of one class per grade provides a close, supportive climate and our unique team teaching model allows our veteran faculty to provide every student with lots of individual attention.
Accreditations & Affiliations
- 50 Best Private Elementary Schools in the U.S.
- No. 1 Small Workplace in St. Louis
St. Louis Post Dispatch (2013)
- Top Small Workplaces in St. Louis
St. Louis Post Dispatch (2013-2018)
- Best Places to Work in St. Louis
St. Louis Business Journal (2017)
Regular School Day
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Afterschool Enrichment Program
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. (fees apply)
Extended Day Program
3:15 p.m. – 6 p.m. (fees apply)
- 215 students
- 41% female students, 59% male students
- 43% diverse
- Students come from 27 different ZIP codes
- 28 teachers, a Lower and an Upper School director, and a learning consultant
- 8:1 student-teacher ratio
- Percentage of teachers with advanced degrees: 57%
- Teachers’ average experience in education: 17 years
- Teachers’ average experience at Rossman: 12 years
Rossman’s unique team teaching model provides different perspectives and approaches to each child’s learning. Two full-time homeroom teachers work together to plan, deliver, and assess instruction. This also gives students two teachers to connect with and two teachers to support them when needed.
- One class per grade
- Two full-time teachers per class, plus an additional part-time teacher in Junior and Senior Kindergarten
- Maximum class size: 32
Rossman’s strong program in the basic subject areas of language arts and mathematics is augmented and enriched by integration with specialty subjects of art, Spanish and Latin, library, music, physical education, science, and social studies.
The development of strong character is an integral part of Rossman’s program. The guiding tenets of kindness, honesty, respect, and responsibility are woven into the curricula and the very fabric of school life, receiving special focus in our School Family Program.
Our 20-acre campus includes a 45,000 square foot facility designed specifically for elementary school children, an athletic field with a four-lane polyurethane track, two playgrounds, and wooded nature trails.
With access to the latest technology including MacBook Air laptops, iPads and interactive white boards, our students quickly master the skills required to excel in a digital age and are well-prepared to face their greater use in secondary schools.
A full-time technology coordinator implements and supports emerging technologies and works with teachers to develop strategies for integration in the curricula.
As a Google Apps for Education school, our teachers, students and staff benefit from access to dozens of engaging and innovative tools that allow them to communicate, collaborate and work more efficiently.
Rossman is stronger because of the loyalty and dedication of its parents. The Parents’ Club is a fund-raising and friend-raising organization that leads numerous events, from cultural enrichment and wellness programs for the children to flower sales and auctions. The friendships that develop between parents are deep and long-lasting.
Over the last century, Rossman School has developed many treasured traditions that continue today.
- Monday Morning Gatherings
- Halloween, Holiday and Valentine’s Day parties
- Halloween Parade
- Holiday Music Program
- Spirit Day Basketball Game
- Grandparents’ Day
- Field Day
- Senior Kindergarten Graduation
- Sixth Grade Graduation