Last week St. Louis’ Brilliant Minds Private School and S T E. A. M. brought the state-elected leaders into their school to celebrate Black History Month and share performances their students had prepared to bring to the capitol as part of National School Choice Week (NSCW).
The school was one of many that had planned to celebrate NSCW in the capitol rotunda in late January with a rally and series of student performances, but unfortunately, that event had to be canceled due to icy weather.
Instead, leaders of Brilliant Minds Private School and S T E. A. M. invited their elected state leaders, Sen. Angela Mosley and Rep. Jay Mosley, to see their school and watch the planned performances while also celebrating Black History Month.
Students performed a praise dance and sang several songs for their elected leaders before joining them for lunch.
Sen. Mosley present the school with a resolution passed by the Missouri Senate honoring the school’s commitment to quality education for disadvantaged students in northern St. Louis County.
“Founded in 12015, Brilliant Minds Private School focuses on educating students from the ages of one through fourteen in an effort to prepare them for a lifetime of success,” reads the resolution. “Brilliant Minds Private School sponsors a diverse community where children are respected and heard by a collaborative support system of organized trained professionals who help students realize their potential. Serving underprivileged families in the North St Louis County community, Brilliant Minds Private School offers a variety of programs to all students, including lessons in martial arts, Spanish, computer science, vocal, piano, and daily tutoring.”
“Adopting a unique approach with their students, Brilliant Minds Private School refers to their students as scholars to encourage each child to have a continued desire to learn,” adds the resolution. “Brillant Minds Private School’s teaching methods ensure students are well cultivated and stimulated educationally, mentally, and physically.”