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Welcome to the St. Louis Public Schools Magnet and Choice Schools 2021-22 School Year Online Application

If you have applied online in in past years and already created an account or created an account for the new 2021-2022 application year, please login to your account by clicking on Parent Login at the top right of this page.

To begin a new application, first select the type of program for which you would like your child to be considered in the blue boxes below: General Education or Gifted Education.


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


Due to social distancing protocols and a Gifted evaluation/testing hiatus, the application opening date for Gifted Education Programs will be Thursday, October 1, 2020, the same as General Education applicants.


Click to apply for GIFTED EDUCATION Programs



  • Columbia GE: PK4-5th
  • Classical Junior Academy (CJA): PK4-5th
  • Mallinckrodt AGI: PK4-5th
  • 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 at 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 at L'ouverture
  • Busch Middle School of Character
  • Carr Lane Visual and Performing Arts Middle
  • Compton-Drew Investigative Learning Center
  • Gateway Math & Science Prep Middle

High Schools

  • Gateway STEM
  • Central Visual and Performing Arts
  • Soldan International Studies
  • Metro Academic & Classical CLOSED TO NEW 2021-2022 APPLICANTS
  • Clyde C. Miller Career Academy (CHOICE school-city residents only)
  • McKinley Classical Leadership Academy
  • Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience
  • Carnahan High School of the Future (10th -12th only)
  • Roosevelt High School (CHOICE school-city residents only)
  • Sumner High School (CHOICE school-city residents only)
  • Vashon High School (CHOICE school-city residents only)

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.