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History of Clayton Schools

Alphabetical Index
Central Christian School     Central Christian School
    700 S. Hanley Road
    Clayton, MO 63105
    (314) 727-4535

The school building was constructed in the 1970s to house a growing student body. CCS continues to operate as a ministry of Central Presbyterian Church, E.P.C.

    School History
    Official Website

Christian Brothers College High School     Christian Brothers High School
    (closed in 2003, located in the 6500 block of Clayton Road)

    Wikipedia CBC History
    Alberici Project for New School
    Official Website

Clayton Child Center     Clayton Child Center, Inc.
    Infant Toddler Center
    #1 Oak Knoll
    Clayton, MO 63105
    (314) 726-0440

In 1983 Infant/Toddler program opens in rented space from Clayton School District at 7501 Maryland. In 1990, the program was relocated to Oak Knoll.

    Official Website

Clayton Family Center     Clayton Family Center
    (formerly known as Gay School)
    301 North Gay Avenue
    Clayton, MO 63105
    (314) 854-6900

    Official Website

Clayton High School     Clayton High School
    #1 Mark Twain Circle
    Clayton, MO 63105
    (314) 854-6600

The first Clayton High School classes met in the upper floors of the Forsythe School beginning in 1908. In 1911, the school graduated its first class. The first Clayton High School building opened in September 1917 at 7500 Maryland Avenue. In 1952, the building was sold to Famous-Barr and the site was used for a Famous-Barr parking lot. The current location at 1 Mark Twain Circle opened in 1954, the first class graduating in June 1955.

    Wikipedia
    Official Website
    Clayton High School Alumni Association
    Alumni Contact Information

Concordia Seminary     Concordia Seminary of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
    801 Seminary Place
    Clayton, MO 63105
    (314) 505-7000

    School History
    Wikipedia
    Official Website

Crispus Attucks School     Crispus Attucks School
    (closed and demolished in 1954)
    7700 Bonhomme Avenue
    Clayton, MO 63105

This school was previously located at Bonhomme Avenue and Hanley Road. The school served the African American children of Clayton, kindergarten through 8th grade, from 1894 to 1954. The location was next known to include a Polynesian restaurant and bar called The Mainlander (1963 through 1977), followed by Lautrec's, which was destroyed by fire in 1978. In 1989, "Bonhomme Place", a seven-story, 114,000 square foot building was erected at that location.

Fontbonne University (Ryan Hall)     Fontbonne University
     6800 Wydown Boulevard
    St. Louis, MO 63105
    (314) 862-3456

The Sisters of St. Joseph founded Fontbonne University 1907 as a college for women. Construction on the campus began in 1924 after sufficient funds were available, and the three granite structures that were built (Ryan Hall, Science Building, and East Building) represent the culmination of the Sisters' hopes and dreams of making a contribution to the higher education of women. The current structures are in good condition and have been modified over the years to better suit the needs of the students.

    School History
    Wikipedia
    Official Website

Forsyth School     Forsyth School
    6235 Wydown Boulevard
    St. Louis, MO 63105
    (314) 726-4542

    Official Website

Glenridge Elementary School     Glenridge Elementary School
    7447 Wellington Way
    Clayton, MO 63105
    (314) 854-6200

    Official Website

Maryland Elementary School     Maryland Elementary School
    (closed in 1980)
    7501 Maryland Avenue
    Clayton, MO 63105

    Facebook Page for Maryland School

Meramec Elementary School     Meramec Elementary School
    400 South Meramec
    Clayton, MO 63105
    (314) 854-6300

    Official Website

Ralph Captain Elementary School     Ralph M. Captain Elementary School
    (former location of DeMun School)
    6435 Northwood Ave
    Clayton, MO 63105
    (314) 854-6100

    Official Website

St. Michael school     St. Michael School
     6345 Wydown Blvd.
    Clayton, MO 63105
    (314) 721 4422

    Official Website

Taylor School     Taylor School
    (closed in 1972; demolished; now a city park)
     220 N. Central Avenue
    Clayton, MO 63105

The site is currently known as Taylor Park.

Wilson School     Wilson School
    400 De Mun Ave
    Clayton, MO 63105
    (314) 725-4999

In 1913, a group of Central West End parents opened a kindergarten for four year olds. They asked Mabel Wilson, a well-known and highly respected kindergarten teacher, to be the director. The development of the Wilson-Froebelian Kindergarten was very successful. For the first four years the school was located in the 5100 block of Westminster. In 1917, it was moved to the 5400 block of Delmar Boulevard. In 1960, the school moved to its current location at 400 DeMun in Clayton. The facility Wilson School took over was the former Community School. The noted architect, William B. Ittner, designed the building. It has been designated an historic landmark.

    School History
    Official Website

Wydown Middle School     Wydown Middle School
    6500 Wydown
    Clayton, MO 63105
    (314) 854-6400

Wydown Middle School was erected in 1942. At this point, Wydown was being used as a junior high school. Because of the large population of students, Clayton High School was created as a complement to Wydown. The school was built on a site used during the 1904 World's Fair as an "exhibition" of members of the Philippine Igorot tribe. For a time, the school mascot was therefore the Igorot;[1] now though it is the "Wydown Wildcat."

    Wikipedia
    Official Website