North St. Louis County is abound with educational opportunity with exceptional teachers in the classrooms, award-winning educational programs and state-of-the-art technology resources. Hands-on instruction gives students important real-life experiences that will prepare them for college and the ever-changing job market. Both our private and public schools focus on character education and preparing students for college. These schools offer advanced college credits and advanced placement courses. All the schools offer extracurricular programs, such as athletics and theater. North County schools offer some of the best sports programs in the St. Louis area, many of which have produced a number of professional athletes over the years.
As more people embrace the “life-long learning” philosophy, our community college, technical schools and universities offer hundreds of advance learning opportunities. With internationally and nationally recognized programs. Higher Education is anchored by the University of Missouri-St. Louis, a four-year, public institution. The area is also home to St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley, a two-year institution. Both play a major role in the St. Louis region’s prosperity and growth and serve as an important cornerstone to North County. In addition to the UMSL there are four other four-year universities: Lindenwood University, St. Louis University, Washington University and Webster University within earshot of North County, most having satellite classrooms in the area. Together they offer a wide range of essential degree and research programs for greater St. Louis. This includes many degrees offered in business, math, nursing, optometry, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, engineering, hard sciences, along with MIS and computer science programs.