Building Recognition Early Childhood Center Ladue Horton Watkins High School

Two Ladue Schools Recognized for Promising Practices

The Ladue Early Childhood Center and Ladue Horton Watkins High School have been recognized with 2020 Promising Practices awards from

The awards honor schools that develop creative approaches to helping students practice character-driven values that enable them to flourish in school and in their community.

The Ladue Early Childhood Center received two awards: one for its Mighty Oaks Passport Day and another for its Mighty Oaks School Garden.

The School Garden is an organic garden that teaches students the importance of taking care of the Earth; herbs and vegetables grown in the garden are used in the school’s gardening curriculum and for cooking club.

Passport Day is an annual event which allows LECC families to celebrate their individual culture or country through hands-on learning, food tasting, and cultural events.

These are the eighth and ninth Promising Practices awards the school has earned since 2016.

LHWHS was recognized for its Character Cadre, a leadership and service group focused on encouraging good character and creating an inclusive school environment.

Both schools will be honored at’s National Forum in Washington, D.C. in March 2021.

To read more about and its Promising Practices initiative, click here.