PEGS Program Overview

  • The St. Louis Regional Program for Exceptionally Gifted Students (PEGS) offers curricular acceleration and enrichment opportunities for exceptionally gifted students in grades 1-12. Students qualifying for PEGS are few in number among the general population. This regional public school program was established to assist local school districts in providing for the unique needs of these exceptionally gifted students.

    Intellectually and academically exceptional students need a demanding and fast-paced curriculum. These students also benefit from regular interaction with intellectual peers. PEGS provides an appropriately-challenging curriculum that enables these students to be creative producers, socially adjusted individuals and effective leaders.

    PEGS is located at Kennerly Elementary School, Sperreng Middle School and Lindbergh High School. The application deadline for the 2019-20 school year is Feb. 1, 2019.


    PEGS nurtures the individualized academic and social-emotional development of exceptionally gifted learners to meet their potential for success in school and life.


    PEGS will be a national leader in developing exceptionally gifted kids to become productive global citizens using innovative, authentic and gifted education strategies in a nurturing and challenging environment.

    Core Values

    • Exceptionally gifted students excel through accelerated and enriched learning opportunities.
    • Exceptionally gifted students develop grit as they persevere through challenging academic and social-emotional tasks.
    • Exceptionally gifted students benefit from individualized instruction informed by clear learning goals and ongoing feedback.
    • Exceptionally gifted students benefit from inclusion in an academic peer group of gifted students within a gerneral education setting of their age-level peers.

PEGS Previews

  • PEGS Previews are scheduled for Sept. 14, 2018; Nov. 16, 2018; and Jan. 11, 2019. Previews will be held at Kennerly Elementary School, 10025 Kennerly Rd., from 9-10:30 a.m. Dr. Jana Parker, Director of Gifted Education and Innovation, will present an overview of the program, answer questions, and give a tour of the elementary school facilities. No reservation is needed.

    Preview events are for parents of prospective students only. Please arrive a few minutes prior to 9 a.m. to register in the school's main office. Each program will begin promptly at 9 a.m. For more information, please contact Cathie Page at 314-729-2400, ext. 4902 or

    Please call 314-213-8009 for PEGS previews at Remington Traditional School, 102 Fee Fee Rd.