Thank you for visiting the website for Miriam Academy! Our high school offers a challenging academic curriculum, with support in OT, speech, language, and counseling therapy, along with a reading strategies course to support skill development. Everything we do at Miriam Academy is designed to help our students excel.
We’ve had an exciting first two years at Miriam Academy! The students submitted a proposal to the NASA Ames Space Settlement contest, after 4 months of intensive research about establishing a community in space. Students learned about growing food, water sources, and atmosphere to sustain life forms, as well as establishing government, educational institutions, and living quarters.
Our Robotics Team last year began with 16 students learning under the direction of the Clavius Project, with Jeff Pitts as our coordinator and instructor.
Our students have produced a newspaper, both in paper form and online, called “Echo”. You may view it on this site under the ‘Students’ tab. Other past experiences included: a train trip to Washington, MO to visit a trading post, attending the Symphony, and visiting the Wildbird Rescue Center, Wolf Howl, Third Degree Glass studio, the Holocaust Museum, and a Cardinals Baseball games. We visited Ranken Technical College, Meramec, and University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL) last year. This year, we have visited Webster University, Maryville University, Fontbonne University, and Ranken Technical College again. We hope to prepare our students for post-secondary plans early in their high school years.
This year, we began a boys’ tennis team that played at Dwight Davis Court in Forest Park and played in a co-ed basketball league at the JCC. We also continued our Miriam Magic baseball team as a member of MSHSAA and participated in the Ballwin Athletic Association league again.
During the month of June, our students have the option to gain valuable work experience by working at our Miriam Switching Post or through a variety of internships at Jason’s Deli, the JCC summer camps, Great Harvest Bread, the Salon at 1131 Bellevue, Kirkwood Parks and Recreation or STLArtWorks. Our 11 month academic program provides students the opportunity to extend their learning while practicing their social skills.
I welcome you to explore our website to learn a bit more about who we are and what we do here at Miriam Academy. Here are a few links to get you started:
We have continuous enrollment for 9th through 12th grade students for the 2018-19 school year! Please contact us to set up a tour or to learn more about Miriam Academy and our “Summer Experience” and Summer Internship program included as a part of our school year. You can always contact me with any additional questions via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (314) 962-6080.
Dr. Sue Jackson