About The Fulton School

The Fulton School is a toddler-through-12th grade Montessori community in the western suburbs of St. Louis.  Our mission is to provide an academically challenging and supportive environment where students gain the knowledge and skills needed to become globally minded citizens with a passion for life and learning. We promise to rethink education, making the Fulton School an extension of your home, cultivating your children's capabilities and character to best equip them for the future.

As of June 1, 2022, The Fulton School at St. Albans (TFSSA) and Chesterfield Day School (CDS) merged to become The Fulton School. Together we are continuing our mutual mission of providing a quality Montessori education for students in a challenging and supportive environment. 

TFSSA was originally a second campus for CDS. The demand for private independent school education was significant when the second campus opened in 1994. In 2006, the TFSSA campus separated from CDS, allowing both schools to operate independently. Because The Fulton School at St. Albans was born out of Chesterfield Day School, their missions are innately aligned -- though the words and phrases may be slightly different. Leveraging a shared history, a fully aligned mission, and a strategic location creates opportunity for a synergistic reunion and brings a unique 7th-12th grade option within convenient geographic proximity to a much larger student community. This reunion advances the passion and commitment each school has to innovative Montessori education for children 18 months old through 12th grade and benefits the students, families, faculty, staff and the surrounding St. Louis area community.

Peggy Fiala had been the Head of School at CDS since 2017, while Kara Fulton Douglass had been the Head of School at TFSSA since 2008. Upon merging, Douglass was named head of the merged schools; Fiala is the Assistant Head responsible for the Lower School (Toddler through 6th Grade) as well as the Learning Center Director.

The TFSSA community of students, faculty and staff from St. Albans moved to the CDS campus at 1100 White Road in Chesterfield as of June 1, 2022. We look forward to kicking off the 2022-23 school year together!