PORTRAIT of a MAP St. Louis Student

Students who excel in Montessori adolescent programs are those who demonstrate high executive function skills, can balance freedoms and responsibilities, and exhibit high levels of self-direction. Students should also be capable of respectful, meaningful relationships with peers, and should be open to working in partnership with adults.

While a Montessori program generally operates most effectively when it is made up of a strong majority of students with previous Montessori experience, students with non-Montessori backgrounds, who possess the aforementioned qualities, can and do thrive in our program.


We are thrilled to announce that MAP St. Louis is partnering with the Academy of Thought and Industry (ATI) to make our dreams of developing a Montessori high school a reality. ATI is a network of Montessori high schools with a high-accountability, high-autonomy learning community focused on personal, academic, and professional excellence. ATI St. Louis will join ATI San Francisco, ATI Austin and ATI Manhattan. Learn more >>

MAP St. Louis admits students of any race, color, gender, creed, sexual orientation, religion, or national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students in the school. MAP St. Louis does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its admission policies, educational policies, hiring policies, scholarships, and other school-administered programs.