The Festus area is rich with opportunities for an exceptional elementary, middle school, high school and college education.

Festus R-6 District Public School

Festus R-6 is one of the State of Missouri's best school districts receiving honors including  a National Blue Ribbon School for the Middle School and the Elementary School being named a Missouri Gold Star School.  There is a proud tradition of success and involvement in the Festus schools.

# Students # of Staff # of Buildings  
Elementary 1678 115 1  
Intermediate School 639 33 1
Middle School 454 35 1  
Senior High 893 65 1  

**As of November 2008**

Private Educational Institutions

Name  Grades Current Enrollment
Our Lady's Catholic School K-8 275
St. Pius X Catholic High School 9-12 425
Twin City Christian Academy K-12 97

2 Year College

Jefferson College - Hillsboro, MO


4 Year Universities

St. Louis University - Midtown St. Louis


Webster University - Webster Groves, MO

University of Missouri St. Louis - North St. Louis County

Washington University - University City, MO