ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – Three new charter schools will be opening in St. Louis City in the fall of 2011, Mayor Francis Slay announced in a news release on Thursday.
The schools will be open to St. Louis City residents and have no tuition. They are autonomous from the St. Louis Public School district.
The schools opening in the fall will be the Jamaa Learning Center in north St. Louis for students K-8, the Preclarus Mastery Academy in north city for students in grades 5-12, and South City Prep for students also on grades 5-12.
More than 10,000 students will be enrolled in charter schools by fall 2011.
Mayor Slay says parents often say they are moving out of the city to give their kids a better education.