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

The 2022-2023 school year application opening date for both Gifted and General Education Programs will be on or about October 1, 2021. 

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.