Our Lady of the Pillar School comprises three interconnected divisions: the Early Childhood Program, the Elementary Grades, and the Middle School.  Our school is united through our mission, our integrated curriculum, and our strong school community.  We are focused on helping each individual student reach his or her full potential—academically, spiritually, and morally.

Accreditation and Professional Affiliations
Our Lady of the Pillar School is accredited through the Missouri Chapter of the National Federation of Nonpublic School State Accrediting Associations.

Our Lady of the Pillar School maintains membership in the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA), and Colleagues in Marianist Education (St. Louis Catholic Marianist Schools).

     2020-2021 Facts

  • Founded: 1938
  • Principal: Mrs. Heather Fanning
  • Grades: PreK3 through Grade 8
  • School Day Hours: 7:55 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.
  • Total Enrollment: 150 students
  • Student Teacher Ratio: 10:1 overall 15:1 homeroom
  • Average Class Size: 15 students

After School Care
Our After School Care programs is designed to be family-friendly. Teachers and school staff members provide after school care most evenings from dismissal until 6:00 p.m. The structure and expectations of the program provide a safe and secure environment for students provided by adults who know and love them. Fees for this program are based on the number of children per family.

Technology
At Our Lady of the Pillar we view technology as a tool to enhance classroom learning. All homerooms at Pillar are currently equipped with either a SmartBoard or a Mimeo. One Macintosh computer is provided for each classroom. A state-of-the-art lab of 21 computers provides space for computer classes as well as class projects in other subjects. Virtual Reality Goggles purchased via the 2019 Auction Fund-in-Need are available for use by any teacher. A 3D printer was purchased during the 2019-2020 school year for use throughout the school. A wireless network is available throughout the campus. Students in grades one through eight have personal Chromebooks at school each day.  Students are comfortable with the Google Classroom platform.