“Schools like The College School are engaging in some of the most innovative school reforms anywhere. These approaches ensure graduates are prepared to face the great challenges of the twenty-first century.”
~ Secretary Arne Duncan, U.S. Department of Education Address to 2012 Green Ribbon School winners

Students

260
students, preschool through eighth grade

25%
families that receive financial aid

41
zip codes represented

22%
students of color

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LaBarque Campus

2
pristine creeks

1
living building challenge structure

30
minutes from Webster campus

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Faculty

9:1
school-wide student to teacher ratio

2/3
hold advanced degrees

15
average number of years teaching

50%
teaching here for more than ten years

10
specialist/support faculty

100%
lead children on urban and outdoor learning adventures

PreK-8

95%
accepted
into first-choice
high school

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Adventure ED. Supply Room

50
dry bags of
assorted sizes

30
20 Degrees
Fahrenheit rated
sleeping bags

7
lost, stinky
socks

Standardized Tests (GR. 6-8)

90th

average national
percentile in
language arts

92nd

average national
percentile in
mathematics

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2nd
grade in which
students start
coding robots

100%
4th and 5th graders
participate in the
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1st
vertical-axis
wind turbine in
the Midwest

“What I love most is that The College School taught me to never back down from a problem, no matter how big it was.”
~ Kristen Rusbarsky, Alumni Class of 2009

1/2 Century

Founded in 1963 as a lab school of then Webster College, The College School has been comfortable – and even thrived – on the forefront of new ideas and in being a leader in educational innovation. At fifty years, we are rock solid and field-tested.

We are proud of our numbers, from our low student to teacher ratio and a selective acceptance rate. Click on the corresponding links to see other important figures such as admission deadlines, alumni stats, or our annual report.