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Fontbonne University

Life-long learning is embraced in Richmond Heights, and several education options are available to residents of all ages.

The city’s K–12 students are served by four public school districts—Brentwood School District, Clayton School District, Ladue School District and the Maplewood-Richmond Heights (MRH) School District. In November 2005, the MRH Board of Education approved the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan, a five-year plan aiming to provide more curricular and extracurricular programs; close the achievement gap for all disaggregated groups by 5 percent each year; foster better home/school connections; and incorporate more technology in the classroom, among other goals.

Washington University

Though the majority of Richmond Heights students attend public school at one of the above school districts, private and parochial education is widely available near Richmond Heights. Immacolata Elementary School is located in town, but several other schools including Little Flower Elementary School, St. Luke’s Catholic School and Clayton Child Center Preschool, among others, are located just minutes away in the City of St. Louis.

Local colleges and universities, many in walking distance, serve students of all ages. Exceptional higher education options located near the City of Richmond Heights include Washington University, Fontbonne University, Webster University and St. Louis University at Forest Park.

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