Our Story

South City Prep was proud to open its doors to serve 5th and 6th graders in August 2011. During its first year, scholars averaged over 1.5 years worth of growth in Math, Reading and Writing. In August 2012, the school grew to grades 5-7 with 130 students. In year 2, South City Prep continued its strong academic growth. School scores improved on the state MAP assessments as well as the school's NWEA tests. For the second straight year, SCP scholars averaged nearly 2 years worth of growth in Math, Reading, Writing and Science.  

August 2015 marked the start of St. Louis College Prep's 5th year of operation and the beginning of many exciting changes for the school. St. Louis College Prep moved into a new building located just east of Lafayette Square to accommodate the growing middle school and the new 9th grade class. The new building provides larger classrooms, lab space for science, wider hallways, better security, student lockers, a lunch room and a gym. 

In January of 2016, South City Prep formally changed their name to St. Louis College Prep, marking the start of a new chapter. The change acknowledged the school's reach to well beyond the South City region, to the entirety of St. Louis City and its residents.

Since its inception the school and staff have been devoted to creating a rigorous and challenging academic environment for each of its students, providing them an opportunity to pursue their academic aspirations through college. 

In 201 8 - 2019,  St. Louis College Prep will graduate its first high school scholars.  This is the culmination of nearly 10 years of hard work since the founding board sat around a table in South City Louis in fall of 2009.  We are excited to see the amazing things our graduates will accomplish, and we are equally excited to see what the next 10 years has in store for our school.