Yeatman-Liddell Preparatory Middle School

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Principal's Corner

  • Mr. Clatto, Principal

    Greetings Students, Parents, and Community Members,

               I am glad that you have taken the time to visit our website and I truly hope you will see how excited we are about our bright future at Yeatman-Liddell Middle School.

             As an educator with a wide range of experience in both public and private schools, the opportunity to lead Yeatman-Liddell Middle is quite powerful because there is so much promise. To the school community members that I have had the pleasure of meeting so far, thank you for your warm and genuine greetings. Yeatman is blessed to have caring and dedicated educators and community members focused on academic excellence, personal accountability, and being the very best we can be as a school community. Everything that we do at Yeatman is centered around this statement:

              "At Yeatman-Liddell Middle School, we are professional, there are no excuses, and respect is a must by all!"

              We believe strongly in our Tiger Core Values:

    • A Strong Academic Foundation is Required
    • Respect for All is a Must
    • Integrity and Character Matter
    • We Possess Self-discipline and Grit
    • We are Open-minded to Stretching Ourselves
    • We are Leaders, Now and in the Future 

              As we begin a new chapter at Yeatman, we are committed to broadening learning opportunities beyond traditional classroom walls. From 6th - 8th grade, our curriculum is challenging, integrated, inquiry and project-based and our students will embark on a rigorous and relevant learning journey to know themselves and discover what opportunities lie ahead for them. Our pre-college prep academic program promotes mastery of content and in the skills and attitudes that are increasingly necessary to live and thrive in the 21st century: social skills, commitment, critical thinking, creative problem solving, flexibility, and communication. From academics, athletics, or the arts, our faculty and staff guide our students to discover and develop their own strengths and passions through unique experiences, challenges, and encouragement, and the school supports their efforts in a student-centered and professional environment.

              Our partnerships with community organizations and business partnerships enhance our school, bring real issues to life, and encourage our students to be participants in the greater community, and ultimately in the world at large.

              We are so excited regarding the new offerings coming to the Yeatman-Liddell Middle School next school year such as courses and programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM), including Project Lead The Way's, Biomedical Health Science, Computer Programming, Engineering, and Environmental Science classes, a STEM/STEAM lab, and instrumental music (band), all during the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.

              The future is indeed bright at Yeatman-Liddell Middle School! 

              Please check back often as we continue to make changes to our website and faculty and staff webpages. 

              Most Sincerely,

              Chip Clatto, Principal



  • Scholar's Academy

    Dear Students and Parents,

    During the 2019-2020 school year, we will begin our Scholars Academy, which is an accelerated advanced academic high school/college preparatory program for motivated and goal-oriented Yeatman-Liddell students who are interested in pursuing a curriculum that is more rigorous than that found in traditional middle school classes. Only students with no out-of-school suspensions, 2.5 GPA’s and above, excellent attendance and be in uniform daily will be considered for this outstanding academic program.

    In order for admittance into the Scholars Academy cohort, students must complete the application process detailed below. The students in this cohort will attend each Scholars Academy honors core academic courses, computer science, and Tiger Power Hour together. Scholars students will have unique uniform choices including Scholars only collared shirts, jackets, and sweaters. Potential candidates should have the discipline to organize and use their time wisely.

    Key features of the program are:

    Individualized educational program with a personally developed three-year plan of study

    Ongoing student progress monitoring with frequent student/teacher or student /counselor conferences

    Accelerated learning opportunities including Project Lead the Way’s STEM project-based curriculum and science fair participation

    High school credit in Algebra I in 8th grade

    Planned academic field trips providing cultural, historical, and environmental learning opportunities are a part of the Scholars Academy experience as well as:

    Writing across all the content areas

    Critical and analytical thinking skills across all academic areas

    Hands on digitally integrated instruction – each classroom fitted with a Promethean Board, document camera, as well as iPads and Laptops

    High school Magnet program exploration

    Preparation for students to compete in a multicultural and global world

    All Scholars Academy students will have the opportunity to participate in a fieldtrip to a university to gain exposure to life after high school

    The Scholars Academy admissions are based on past academic achievement, teacher recommendation, excellent attendance, behavior record (no OSS and no more then two minor ISS), in uniform, and a student’s demonstrated desire to excel. Students in the program must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in order to remain in good standing.

    For more information, click the "Scholars Academy More Info." link below!  Then, if this is something you think would benefit your child, please download the "Scholars Academy Application" right next to it!  References should be brought to the main office and addressed to either PBIS Coordinator Ms. Dorothy Culley, email: or Scholars Academy Coordinator, Ms. Blondel Rall, email:  If you have any questions, please contact either one of them in the main office @ 314-261-8132.

     Scholars Academy More Info.       Scholars Academy Application

    An excellent example and model for Yeatman-Liddell’s Scholars Academy can be seen in the images below of the T2 Honors Academy in Warrensville Heights, Ohio:
    Scholars Academy Example Pics


    If your child plans to play a sport this year, please fill out this form to ensure compliance! This is separate from a school physical!

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       Welcome to Yeatman-Liddell

    Yeatman Ext        4265 Athlone
           St. Louis, MO  63115
           Office: 314.261.8132
           Fax: 314.389.4613

           Principal: Mr. Chip Clatto
           Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 3:03 p.m.
           Grades: 6-8

           Click HERE for a map


Mission and Vision



    Yeatman-Liddell is the preferred middle school in St. Louis city fostering excellence in academic achievement, leadership and character in order for students to successfully complete post-secondary endeavors.


    To provide an educational experience that empowers students through rigorous instruction, quality support services, and partnerships.



    I.M.A.G.E. = I Must Achieve Greatness Every day!