Moving Forward, #NormandyNext
Welcome to the Normandy Schools Collaborative, Home of Viking Pride!
The Normandy Schools Collaborative is a family of educators, administrators, support staff, community members, and parents committed to providing a high-quality education to each of the 3,100 students enrolled in our schools. For our teachers and staff, our work is more than a job. It is our mission to prepare global leaders for college, career and productive citizenship by empowering a community of confident learners and valuing the unique contributions of every student.
To ensure a strong foundation for our youngest scholars, Normandy’s state-of-the-art Early Learning Center is a collaborative environment filled with exploration and excitement, engaging students in hands-on learning with real world connections. We continue to focus on building future scholars at an early age by emphasizing hands-on, creative exploration that enhances all areas of development: social, emotional, intellectual and physical.
Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, Normandy elementary schools follow a grade 1-8 “EleMiddle” model. Prior to reconfiguring the elementary and middle schools, NSC leaders analyzed the district’s performance data and found that academic progress consistently stalled when students reached middle school. This in turn put students below grade-level going into high school. Based on the data and research conducted, the decision was made to change the configuration of our elementary and middle schools to the “EleMiddle” model.
At the high school, we are realigning curriculum to prepare students to meet workforce needs and college readiness. We are working with local businesses and corporations to develop internship and apprenticeship programs. Students may choose courses in the Project Lead the Way curriculum which includes Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, and Entrepreneurship, in addition to Advanced Placement and dual credit/dual enrollment courses with St. Louis Community College and Lindenwood University. Normandy High School also provides Career Pathways in entrepreneurship, performing arts, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), offering students a specialized and targeted development plan to prepare them for life after graduation.
To better address the physical and emotional needs of our students, the Collaborative partners with a variety of community organizations and agencies. The Collaborative partners with Beyond Housing on several initiatives and projects to support Normandy families and ensure all students are prepared to excel in and out of the classroom. Other agency partners include Better Family Life, Boys & Girls Clubs, and Big Brothers Big Sisters -- all working in concert to ensure Normandy students are on the path to success.
All professional staff members are fully certified by the Missouri Department Elementary and Secondary Education. Every school has a full-time principal whose primary responsibility is to ensure students are receiving effective instruction and support. The average length of tenure for teachers in the district is 15 years. Over half of the district's staff hold master's degrees.
The Normandy Schools Collaborative is located in St. Louis County, directly northwest of St. Louis city. Conveniently located near Interstates 70 & 170, NSC is a neighbor to the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Fortune 100 corporation Express Scripts, and historic neighborhoods like Glen Echo Park, Bel-Nor, Bellerive Acres and Pasadena Hills.