Carondelet Historical Society purchased the school for $25,000 from the Family Care Center


Carondelet Historical Society

Closed as a school in 1935

Building was used as a restaurant (Kindergarten Grill), a dance hall, and a warehouse for Cook's Market until 1980


Site designed by Locality Studio



Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

10:00 am to 2:00 pm


Des Peres School

Carondelet Historical Society

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places



6303 Michigan Avenue

​St. Louis, MO 63111

The school building and the kindergarten area have been completely restored to their original 1870's appearance



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Connecting corridor and slate stairway with four new classrooms were added

This addition increased the size of the school to

80 ft. by 94 ft. 

Built as a four room school designed by architect Frederick Raeder in a simplified Romanesque Revival style

School is significant as the site of the first public kindergarten in the United States. First year enrollment at the school included 42 students in the kindergarten class