Literacy Curriculum
The Mehlville School District utilizes the Lucy Calkins reading, writing, and phonics programs. During the reading and writing workshop time students experience conferring, guided reading/writing, strategy groups, along with independent reading/writing. Students also participate in word study, shared reading and read aloud throughout their school day.

Reading Specialists
Forder is a Title 1 school and has three reading teachers who serve students who qualify for remedial reading services.

Math Curriculum
The Mehlville School District utilizes the Ready Math program for mathematics. The Ready Mathematics program helps address the emphasis on conceptual understanding through reasoning, modeling, and discussion that explore the structure of mathematics while also developing students' procedural fluency. The lessons in Ready Mathematics use a research-based, proven-effective, gradual-release instructional model with a balance of conceptual understanding and procedural fluency to build confidence and mastery of the math standards. Mehlville is also committed to professional development on the implementation of the mathematical practices.

Learn more about Mehlville School District’s curriculum for each grade level. 

Special Education
Mehlville School District partners with Special School District to provide special education services. Forder has two full-time resource teachers, one speech/language pathologist, as well as occupational and physical therapy services. Along with adaptive physical education services, hearing/vision itinerant services and music therapy are provided as indicated on an Individualized Education Plan. If you need more information about special education services and how to access them, please call us at 314-467-5600 or visit the Special School District website. 

English Language Learners
Forder has two English Language teachers serving students who speak a second language.

STRETCH Gifted Program
Mehlville School District offers the STRETCH program for intellectually advanced students who qualified for gifted services. Learn more about STRETCH. 

The Mehlville School District strictly prohibits discrimination and harassment against employees, students or others on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or sex including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity and other characteristics protected by law. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: contact Adam Smith at 314-467-5006 or [email protected].