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Our History

Torah Prep School of St. Louis Timeline

1987: Torah Prep opened in the basement of a home with six children. A few months later, the school moved into a section of the Tpheris Israel Chevra Kadisha Congregation (TICK), located in Chesterfield, MO.

1988: To house our growing school, a single-family home in Olivette, MO was purchased.

1990: Since the school again outgrew its facilities, a proper school building was purchased at 8659 Olive Boulevard in University City, which is currently the site of the Girls’ School and the Early Childhood Division.

1991: The school reached the 100-student mark.

1995: An additional building was purchased at 609 North & South Road in University City, which is currently the site of the Boys’ School, housing boys from 2nd through 8th grade.

1995: Torah Prep graduated its first 8th-grade class.  

1998: Torah Prep was accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI). The school has continuously been accredited since then.

2005: The school reached the 200-student mark.

2005: For the first time, children of two alumnae attended Torah Prep. We are continuing to teach the second generation: there are currently 74 students who are children of alumni from the St. Louis Jewish day schools.

2011: The Boys’ School was renovated.

2016: The school reached the 250-student mark.

2016: The Girls’ School was renovated. 

2016: The Girls’ School was renovated. 

2018: Torah Prep School approached by Novus to purchase their building for future large retail use

2021: Torah Prep School purchases the McNair administration building from University City School District and starts renovations

2021: Torah Prep School Girls' School K-8 and Early Childhood move into our new building on Groby Road.

2023: Renovations completed on Torah Prep School's Early Childhood Wing including our new indoor play space, our "Muscle Room"

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