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. 




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10:00 am to 2:00 pm


Listed on the National Register of Historic Places



Carondelet Historical Society


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

Site designed by Locality Studio

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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

Des Peres School

6303 Michigan Avenue

​St. Louis, MO 63111


Carondelet Historical Society

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

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