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About Us

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.

Why Rossman?

Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, Rossman implements a stimulating curriculum that inspires a love for learning. Rossman teaches children how to learn and equips them with the problem-solving, critical thinking, organization and collaboration skills that future leaders need.

Teachers’ personal relationships with each child and a strong partnership between the school and parents lead to graduates who are academically well-prepared, thoughtful, motivated and self-confident. Through careful attention to the whole child, Rossman prepares graduates to excel in an ever-changing world


Regular School Day
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Afterschool Enrichment Program
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. (fees apply)

Extended Day Program
3:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (fees apply)




50 Best Private Elementary Schools in the U.S. (2015-2021)

No. 1 Small Workplace in St. Louis
St. Louis Post Dispatch (2013)

Top Small Workplaces in St. Louis
St. Louis Post Dispatch (2013-2023)

Best Places to Work in St. Louis
St. Louis Business Journal (2017)


The Rossman classrooms are alive with daily exploration, experimentation, creativity and skill-building experiences. The well-defined Rossman curriculum, linked with our commitment to teaching kindness, honesty, respect and responsibility, allows us to lay a notably strong academic foundation for our students.


Our 20-acre campus includes a 45,000 square foot facility designed specifically for elementary school children. 

  • Athletic field with a four-lane polyurethane track 
  • Two playgrounds
  • Wooded nature trails
  • Outdoor musical instruments 
  • Gaga Pit


  • 235 students
  • 41% female students, 59% male students
  • 42% diverse
  • Students come from 27 different ZIP codes

Team Teaching

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.

Parents’ Club

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.


  • 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: 10 yearsMeet Our Teachers

no challenge too big

We help children to set goals and teach them strategies to achieve success.