Rich environments elicit children’s interests and talents, and help to deepen their engagement in practice and thought.

September 13th, 2016

Pairing our beginning readers with “big kids” who have a love of books is a popular tradition here. The younger students enjoy the special attention of a student mentor and the older students learn so much by teaching. Click HERE to view more great pictures of this program in action.

Stanford University, B.A. in history.

Teachers College/Columbia University, M.A. English

Jan moved to St. Louis in 1982 and for twenty-seven years he served as Head of the Lower School and Head of the Middle School at St. Louis Country Day School and at MICDS.

About Reggio


The Reggio Emilia approach is an educational philosophy that focuses on each child’s natural development, emphasizing that learning must make sense to the student in order to be effective and meaningful. In Reggio inspired schools, many different points of view are valued and respected, including the points of view of the individual child, the teachers, and the parents.

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