UMSL Charter Schools

The University of Missouri – St. Louis sponsors 8 charter Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) consisting of three elementary schools, two middle schools, three K-8 schools and one high school, serving students residing in St. Louis, Missouri.  Two additional schools are scheduled to open in the 2018-2019 school year.

A charter school is an independent public school that operates under a contract, (referred to as the "charter") with its sponsor, usually a public entity such as a state university. For more information on charter schools visit the Missouri Charter Public School Association. Please also visit the National Association of Charter School Authorizers for more information on charter school authorizers and sponsors.

To get more information about UMSL sponsored charter schools or if you wish to open a charter school, consult the Charter School Handbook or the UMSL Charter School Application Process .  Any additional questions please contact the Executive Director of the UMSL Charter School Office at mendelsohnb@umsl.edu