• ST. LOUIS• St. Louis Public Schools announced Monday the $1.19 million sale of the former Gardenville Elementary School to Concept Schools, a nonprofit charter school operator.

    The company operates Gateway Science Academy, a charter elementary and middle school in south St. Louis. It intends to renovate the Gardenville building at 6651 Gravois Avenue into a K-12 school. The sale marks the third vacant school building sold by the district this year, and the first to be knowingly sold to a charter operation.