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The SLPS Magnet and Choice Schools 2019-20 School Year Application Period Is Now Closed 

The opening date to submit online or paper applications for Gifted Education Programs for the 2020-21 School Year is Monday, September 15, 2019.

The opening date to submit online or paper applications for General Education Programs for the 2020-21 School Year is Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

Please return to this website for 2020-21 School Year updates completion on September 15, 2019. 

Thank you for your interest in St. Louis Magnet and Choice Schools.

Click to apply for GIFTED EDUCATION Programs



  • Columbia GE: PK4-3rd for 2019-20
  • Mallinckrodt AGI: PK4-5th APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • Gifted Classroom at Stix: KG, 1st and 2nd Only
  • McKinley CJA Middle: 6th, 7th and 8th 

Click to apply for GENERAL EDUCATION Programs


Early Childhood 

  • Wilkinson ECC PK3- 2nd
  • Stix ECC PK3-2nd


  •  Ames Visual and Performing Arts PK4-5th
  • Dewey International Studies PK4-5th
  • Gateway Elementary PK4-5th
  • Humboldt Academy of Higher Learning 3rd-5th
  • Lyon Academy @ Blow Kg-8th
  • Mullanphy Investigative Learning Center PK3-5th
  • Shaw Visual and Performing Arts PK4-5th
  • Washington Montessori PK3-5th

Middle Grades 6-8 At All Sites

  • Academy of Entrepreneurship Studies Middle (CHOICE school-city residents only)  
  • Busch Middle School of Character APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • Carr Lane VPA Middle
  • Compton-Drew Investigative Learning Center APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • Gateway Math & Science Prep Middle

High Schools

  • Gateway STEM
  • Central Visual and Performing Arts
  • Soldan International Studies
  • Cleveland Naval Junior
  • Northwest Academy of Law (CHOICE school-city residents only)
  • Metro Academic & Classical APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • Clyde C. Miller Career Academy (CHOICE school-city residents only)
  • McKinley Classical Leadership APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • Carnahan High School of the Future (CHOICE school-city residents only)
  • Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience APPLICATIONS CLOSED

With thirty specialty schools to choose from, the St. Louis Magnet Schools offer an exciting, tuition free alternative for students of all ages and abilities.