Babysitters in St. Louis

Widely known as the Gateway City, St. Louis has also been loved for its musical culture. Blues, jazz, and ragtime sounds have all been nurtured in and spread from this Mississippi River town. Music isn’t the only thing you’ll find in St. Louis. Excellent centers of learning are here, also, and  high school and college students make excellent babysitters.

Top 5 Colleges – Find Sitters

St. Louis University – SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi in the United States. Founded as a Jesuit University in 1818, St. Louis University has a student population of over 13,000. Well known for the success of its basketball Billikens, SLU also boasts a number of academically honored alumni.

Washington University in St. Louis – Founded in 1853, WUSTL is a private research university and has a student body of nearly 12,000. Twenty-two Nobel Laureates have been associated with the school, and nine of those performed the majority of their original research at WUSTL.

Maryville University of St. Louis – MUSTL was founded as a women’s academy in 1872 and became a college in 1923. Coeducational since 1968, and a university since 1991, Maryville now has a combined graduate and undergraduate population of around 2,400. Both US News & World Report and Forbes Magazine have cited MUSTL as among the top universities in the country.

University of Missouri St. Louis – With an enrolled student population of nearly 17,000, UMSL is the largest university in the St. Louis area. It is the newest of the 4 universities in the Missouri University system, having been founded in 1963. University of Missouri in St. Louis is highly respected for academics, with nearly a dozen of its departments receiving top twenty rankings in various surveys in the last few years.

Harris-Stowe State University – HSSU was the first public teacher education institution west of the Mississippi River in the United States, when it was founded in 1857. Currently serving approximately 2,000 students, Harris-Stowe has been ranked by US News & World Report as one of America’s best colleges in the Midwest.

Top 5 High Schools – Find Sitters

Lindbergh Senior High School – With a 9-12 student population of nearly 2,000, LSHS is one of the most distinguished public high schools in the state of Missouri. In 2005 and 2006 Lindbergh was included in Newsweek’s listing of the 1,000 Best High Schools in the Country.

St. Louis University High – SLUH is one of Missouri’s largest private high schools and is the oldest secondary educational institution west of the Mississippi River in the US. Founded in 1818 as a Jesuit school, St. Louis University High has a reputation for some of the highest academic results in the nation.

Rosati-Kain High School – Founded in 1911 by two Catholic Sisters’ organizations, R-KHS is a college preparatory school for young women, grades 9-12. One of St. Louis’ highest rated schools, Rosati-Kain was also the first high school in the St. Louis area to integrate its student population, in 1946.

St. Elizabeth Academy – St. Elizabeth Academy is known for its high admission standards and the diversity among its student population of about 220 young women, grades 9-12. Sponsored by the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood, St. Elizabeth’s stated mission is to; “Empower students to become well-educated, self-confident Christian women in a global society.”

Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School – Cardinal Ritter is a coeducational Catholic college preparatory school with a student body of around 400, grades 9-12. The CRCPHS focus on academic excellence, discipline, and accountability has served its students well, since its creation in 1979.