Open Sky Education will open a fourth EAGLE Prep in St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS, MO — Open Sky Education announces plans to open a new EAGLE College Preparatory School, EAGLE Gravois Park, at 3630 Ohio Avenue on the city’s south side.

This is the fourth campus in St. Louis for EAGLE College Preparatory Schools, a network of free, open enrollment public charter schools.

EAGLE Gravois Park is now enrolling students in grades kindergarten through fourth grade for the 2017-18 school year, with plans to add one grade level each year through eighth grade. Renovations are beginning on the school building, which was formerly occupied by Holy Cross Lutheran School.

EAGLE opened in 2013 in St. Louis with approximately 80 students and now serves more than 500 students in three St. Louis schools. EAGLE schools are supported and managed by Open Sky Education, a Wisconsin-based non-profit organization that also manages seven schools in Wisconsin and four in Arizona.

Open Sky Education also operates Compass Educational Programs, a separate entity that offers Christian wraparound care in the form of 3- and 4-year old preschool, as well as before- and after-school care. Open Sky will also open Compass before- and after-school care to serve the Gravois Park neighborhood in a separate facility adjacent to the EAGLE school.

“We are meeting the needs of families in St. Louis by providing access to world-class education and character formation at our public charter schools,” says Matt Hoehner, executive director for Open Sky Education’s St. Louis Region. “We’re also meeting the vital needs of families by providing the option of faith formation that happens at Compass before- and after-school care. EAGLE and Compass together provide the safe, loving and supportive environment scholars need to close achievement gaps and grow up as serving leaders in their community.”

EAGLE College Preparatory Schools are free open enrollment public charter schools for scholars in kindergarten through 8th grade. EAGLE scholars consistently outperform that national average in reading and mathematics on the NWEA Assessment, a nationally normed assessment taken by more than 8 million children across the nation. The EAGLE acronym describes its unique approach: Expecting Academic Greatness with a Loving Emphasis.® Find more information at

Compass Educational Programs offers preschool as well as warm and welcoming before- and after-school care on or near school campuses. Its mission is to provide each child with high-quality learning in a safe and loving Christian environment. Visit  for more information.

Open Sky Education is a not-for-profit organization that supports a variety of learning environments including HOPE Christian Schools, EAGLE College Preparatory Schools, Compass Educational Programs and the Character Formation Project. Open Sky Education works to ensure that world-class academics, character formation and faith-based educational choices are accessible and affordable for all. For more information, visit


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