We fulfilled 335 applications and distributed more than 163,000 solar glasses in our "Solar Glasses for Kids" program at no cost to schools, daycare centers, nursing homes, veterans, libraries, cities and various non-profit organizations.  We appreciate the generous donations from the general public, a donation of 50,000 glasses from MasterCard International and a donation of 10,000 glasses from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.  Many thanks for your great support! 

Here is a list of organizations receiving glasses from our program:

Abiding Savior Lutheran School St. Louis
Academy of the Sacred Heart Saint Charles
Achievements Unlimited St Louis
Adapt of Missouri Inc. Saint Louis
Al Manara Academy Ballwin
Al Salam Day School Ballwin
Apple of Your Eye Early Childhood Center O'Fallon
Apple Of Your Eye Learning Center St. Louis
Arcadia Valley R-II School District Ironton
ASA Christian Academy Hazelwood
Ascension Catholic School Saint Louis
Assumption Elementary O Fallon
Assumption School St. Lous
B.W. Robinson Rolla
Barbara C. Jordan Elementary School St. Louis
Bayless School District St. Louis
Belleville District 201 Alternative School Belleville
Bishop DuBourg High School Saint Louis
Bismarck R-V Schools Bismarck
BJC Hospice Saint Louis
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Ferguson
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Ofallon
Bowling Green R-1 Schools Bowling Green
Boys & Girls Club of Greater St. Louis St. Louis
Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis Ferguson
Brentwood Public Library Brentwood
Bright Start Academy Overland
Bunker R-III School District Bunker
Cambridge Adult Day CenterWalton, LLC Overland
Cardinal Ritter College Prep Saint Louis
Cardinal RItter College Prep H.S. St. Louis
Carondelet Leadership Academy St. Louis
Cedar Hill Homeschoolers Co-op Grubville
Central Institute for the Deaf St. Louis
Central's middle School Saint Louis
Chesterfield Day School Chesterfield
Christ the King School University City
Christian Academy of Greater St Louis St Louis
Christian Outreah School Hillsboro
Circus Harmony : Social Circus School Florissant
City Academy St. Louis
City Garden Montessori St. Louis
City of Arnold Parks and Recreation Department Arnold
City of St. Charles School District St. Charles
Coleman Elementary Villa Ridge
Cornerstone Center for Early Learning St Louis
Creative Expressions Learning Center Eureka
Danforth Elementary St. Louis
Dar ul Quran Foundation Ballwin
De Smet Jesuit High School St. Louis
Downtown Children's Center St. Louis
Dunklin R-5 School District Herculaneum
EAGLE College Prep: Fox Park St. Louis
EAGLE College Prep: Tower Grove South St. Louis
EAGLE Tower Grove East Saint Louis
Elaine Rosi Academy for Children- Wildwood Wildwood
ELC Home School Group St. Louis
Elsberry School District Elsberry
Every Childs Hope St. Louis
Every Child's Hope St. Louis
Family Love Adult Day Health Care St. Louis
Fanning Middle School St. Louis
Ferguson Florissant School District Florissant
Ferguson Municipal Public Library District Ferguson
First Baptist Christian Academy O'Fallon
Flance Early Learning Center St. Louis
Ford Elementary School St. Louis
Gateway Science Academy Saint Louis
Gateway Science Academy Saint Louis
Gibson Elementary School St. Louis
Glasgow Elementary School St. Louis
Good Shepherd School Hillsboro
Green Park Lutheran School Lemay
Greenville RII School District Greenville
Griscom Public School St. Louis
Hancock Place School District, Hancock Place Elementary St. Louis
Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls Saint Louis
Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls Saint Louis
Highland Elementary School St. Louis
Hillsboro Elementary Hillsboro
Hillsboro primary Hillsboro
Hillsboro Treatment Center Hillsboro
Hogan Street Regional Youth Center St. Louis
Holy Child Schhol Arnold
Holy Cross Academy Crestwood
Holy Cross Academy Crestwood
HomeSchooler Link : non-profit providing educaional opportunities for under-served homeschoolers. O'Fallon
House Springs Elementary House Springs
Immaculate Conception School Old Monroe
Immanuel Lutheran Childcare festus
Incarnate Word Parish School Chesterfield
Jason Motte Foundation St. Louis
Jefferson County Library - Windsor Branch Barnhart
Kiddie Academy O'Fallon O'Fallon
KinderCare Kirkwood
Kingshighway Hills Preschool Plus Saint Louis
KIPP St. Louis High School St. Louis
KIPP Triumph Academy St. Louis
KIPP Victory Academy St. Louis
KIPP Wisdom Academy, KIPP St. Louis Public Schools St. Louis
Kirkwood Children's House Kirkwood
Kirkwood Public Library Kirkwood
Koch Elementary School St. Louis
Kol Rinah Early Childhood Center University City
Kol Rinah early childhood center St. Louis
La Salle Middle School St Louis
Lafayette Preparatory Academy Saint Louis
Lee Hamilton Elementary School Boys and Girls Club Saint Louis
Lemasters Elementary Saint Louis
Lewis & Clark Elementary Saint Louis
Lewis County C-1 Schools Lewistown
Lift for Life Academy St. Louis
Little Lamb Child Care and Learning Center Wentzville
Lutheran Family and Children's Services of MO Hilltop Child Development center st. louis
Marygrove Florissant
Mason Elementary Saint Louis
Meadows Elementary School St. Louis
Mehlville School District St. Louis
Miriam School Webster Groves
Missouri Hills School St.  Louis
Missouri National Guard St. Louis
Moline elementary St Louis
Most Holy Trinity St. Louis
Most Holy Trinity/Saint Louis Catholic Academy Saint Louis
Most Sacred Heart School Eureka
Mullanphy- Botanical Garden ILC Imperial
Nahed Chapman New American Academy St. Louis
neighbors houses caroline mission st. louis
New Haven Elementary School New Haven
Normandy Early Childhood Center Saint Louis
North Technical High School Florissant
Northview Elementary School St. Louis
Northwest Valley Middle School - NCAT Program House Springs
Our Lady of the Pillar St. Louis
Our Lady Queen of Peace School House Springs
Our Lady School Festus
Our Savior Lutheran School Fenton
P.T. Bosley Senior Estates St. Louis
Preclarus Mastery Academy St. Louis
Premier Charter School St. Louis
Richmond Heights Memorial Library Richmond Heights
Riverview Gardens Early Child Education Center Saint Louis
Riverview Gardens High School St. Louis
Sacred Heart Catholic Schol Florissant
Sacred Heart Preschool Troy
Sacred Heart School Florissant
Sacred Heart School Valley Park
Saint Louis Catholic School and Academy Saint Louis
Saint Louis Crisis Nursery St. Louis
Saint Louis Public Schools Saint Louis
Salem Lutheran Florissant
Salem Lutheran School St. Louis
Salem R-80 School District Salem
Southern Reynolds County R-II School District Ellington
St. Agnes catholic school Bloomsdale
St. Alban Roe Wildwood
St. Ambrose St. Louis
St. Ann Early Childhood Center St. Louis
St. Bridget of Kildare Pacific
St. Catherine Laboure School St. Louis
St. Cecilia School & Academy St. Louis
St. Charles City-County Library Saint Peters
St. Cletus St. Charles
St. Dominic High School Ofallon
St. Elizabeth Adult Day Care Center St. Louis
St. Elizabeth's adult day care Arnold
St. Ferdinand Florissant
St. Frances Cabrini Academy Saint Louis
St. Gabriel the Archangel St. Louis
St. George Catholic School Hermann
St. James the Greater Saint Louis
St. John Lutheran School Ellisville
St. John's Lutheran School Arnold
St. Joseph School Manchester
St. Josephs - Imperial Imperial
St. Louis College Prep Saint Louis
St. Louis County Library St. Louis
St. Louis Job Corps St. Louis
St. Louis Language Immersion School St. Louis
St. Louis University Orientation Leaders St. Louis
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque St. Louis
St. Margaret of Scotland St. Louis
St. Paul Lutheran School FARMINGTON
St. Paul School Saint Paul
St. Peter Catholic School Kirkwood
St. Raphael the Archangel Saint Louis
St. Theodore Catholic School Wentzville
Ste Genevieve Du Bois School St Louis
Stepping Stone Academy Fenton
Sunrise R-IX Desoto
The School District of University City St. Louis
Tower Grove Christian Academy St. Louis
University City Public Library University City
Valley Park Community Library Valley Park
Valley Park Elementary School Valley Park
Valley Park High School Valley Park
VOA Eads Square Saint Louis
Warren County R3 School Warrenton
Webster Groves High School St. Louis
West St. Francois County Elementary Park Hills
Westview Middle School St Louis
Wi field School District Winfield
Windsor C-1 School District Imperial
Woodland Middle School MARBLE HILL
Word of Life Lutheran School St. Louis
World Bird Sanctuary Valley Park
World of little people Ofallon
Wright City High School Wright City
Youth In Need - Head Start East St Louis
YWCA Educare Head Start Kirkwood
Zion Travelers MB Church Riverview, Mo.
Abraham Lincoln Elementary Belleville
Adams County Regional Safe School Quincy
Alternitive Learning Center - Centralia, Illinois Centralia
Alton Alton
Athens Municipal Library Athens
Baldwin South Intermediate School Quincy
Belle Valley School District #119 Belleville
Belleville District 118 Belleville
Belleville West High School Belleville
Ben-Gil Elementary School Gillespie
Bethalto East Primary Bethalto
Bond County Community Unit #2 High School Greenville
Brussels CUSD 42 Brussles
Bunker hill community school district Bunker hill
Cahokia High School Cahokia
Cahokia Public Library Cahokia
Calhoun Elementary Hardin
Calhoun High School Hardin
Carlyle Community Unit School District 1 Carlyle
Carrollton Grade School Carrollton
Caseyville Elementary School Caseyville
Center for Educational Opportunities Troy
Central Intermediate Roxana
Central Junior High School Belleville
Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School Centralia
City of Waterloo Waterloo
Collinsville High School Collinsville
Collinsville Middle School Collinsville
Columbia Public Library Columbia
Coordinated Youth and Human Services Granite City
Daugherty Public Library District Dupo
Dewey Elementary School- Quincy Public #172 Quincy
Dorris Intermediate School Collinsville
Douglas Elementary School Belleville
Dr. Katie Harper Wright Elementary School East Saint Louis
Dunbar Elementary East St Louis
East Alton Middle School East Alton
East Alton Wood River High School Wood River
East Saint Louis Senior High School East Saint Louis
East St. Louis public library East st louis
Eastwood Elementary East Alton
Edison Primary School Kankakee
Edwardsville Children's Museum Edwardsville
Edwardsville Public Library Edwardsville
Fairview Heights Public Library Fairview Heights
Frohardt Elementary 3-4 Center Granite City
Germantown Public Library Germantown
Gillespie Middle School Gillespie
Glen Carbon Centennial Library District Glen Carbon
Glencliffe Acacemy Alternative School Grafton
Grant Middle School Fairview Heights
Greenville Jr High School Greenville
Hartford Elementary Hartford
Henry Raab Belleville
High Mount School Swansea
Highland Community Unit School District 5 Highland
Highland Middle School Highland
Holy Family School Granite City
Illini Elementary School Fairview Heights
James A. Avant East St. Louis
Jefferson Elementary Belleville
JTC Academy Centreville
Kreitner Elementary School Collinsville
Laverna Evans Elementary Ofallon
Lebanon elementary school Lebanon
Lebanon Jr. and Sr. High School Lebanon
Lewis and Clark Elementary Wood River
Lewis and Clark Junior High Wood River
Lincoln Middle School East St. Louis
Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library Highland
Marissa Ele. School Marissa
Maryville Christian school Maryville
Maryville Elementary Maryville
Mascoutah High School Mascoutah
Mason-Clark Middle School East St. Louis
Meadowbrook Intermediate School Moro
Millstadt Library Millstadt
Mississippi Valley Christian School Alton
Mitchell Elementary Granite City
Mount Olive Schools Mount Olive
Mt. Olive CUSD #5 (applying for entire district) Mount Olive
North Mac Intermediate School Girard
NorthMac School District Girard
Notre Dame Academy Belleville
Officer Elementary East St. Louis
Parkside Primary Bethalto
Pathways-BASSC Belleville
Patoka CUSD #100 Patoka
Pocahontas Elementary Pocahontas
Pontiac Junior High/William Holliday Elementary Fairview Heights
Quincy Public Schools Quincy
Quincy Public Schools #172 - Baldwin West Quincy
Ramsey School Ramsey
Roosevelt Belleville
Rosewood Care Centers (Nursing Home) Alton
Roxana School District Roxana
Scott Elementary Scott Air Force Base
Shiloh Elementary School Shiloh
Shiloh Middle School Shiloh
Sonshine Kids Jerseyville
Southwestern CUSD #9 Brighton
St Marys Catholic School Brussels IL Brussels
St. Francis/Holy Ghost School Jerseyville
St. John the Baptist Catholic School Smithton
St. Norbert School Hardin
St. Peter and Paul Catholic School COLLINSVILLE
The Hayner Public Library District Alton
Trenton Elementary School Trenton
Triad CUSD2 Troy
Trimpe MIddle School Bethalto
Twin Echo Elementary Collinsville
Unity Lutheran Christian Elementary East St. Louis
Vivian Adams East St. Louis
West Junior High Belleville
Westhaven Elementary School Belleville
Wingate Elementary School Belleville
Wolf Branch Middle School Swansea
Wood River Public Library Wood River
Wyvette Young Alternative School East St. Louis
Zion Lutheran School Litchfield
Zion Lutheran School Bethalto
Zion Lutheran School Staunton
Sand Creek Elementary School Highlands Ranch


Program Overview:

  1. What are goals of the program? The goal of the program is to promote safe viewing practices for the August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse by providing ISO certified solar glasses to as many pre-collegiate schools as possible located in the Greater St. Louis area. Priority will be given to schools with the greatest percent of free and reduced lunch students and/or the lowest amount of per pupil expenditures.

  2. Who can apply? Applications must be made by an authorized school representative of a public, private or parochial pre-K-12 school located in the Missouri counties of Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, City of St. Louis, Crawford, Dent, Franklin, Gasconade, Iron, Jefferson, Lewis, Lincoln, Madison, Montgomery, Pike, Perry, St. Charles, Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois,  St. Louis, Warren, Washington or Wayne, or the Illinois counties of Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe or St. Clair.

  3. Are the solar glasses safe? The solar glasses are ISO certified glasses that are manufactured and distributed by Rainbow Symphony in California, one of the leading manufacturers of solar glasses.

  4. How many glasses will be available for distribution? The program currently has more than 160,000 solar glasses available for distribution to schools.  This includes a 50,000 glasses donation from MasterCard.

  5. How many glasses can a school receive? Schools can receive one pair of glasses per student and staff member. The task force reserves the right to limit the number of glasses provided to each school. If a school has already received a quantity of glasses from other sources, this amount will be deducted from the quantity provided.

  6. What is the cost to the school? There will be no cost to the school if they are awarded glasses.

  7. Are there any restrictions regarding the glasses? The glasses are intended to be used by students and staff of the school. They cannot be resold to raise funds for school activities or programs.

  8. What is the application process?  An authorized representative of the school must complete the application. If awarded the glasses, an authorized representative must pick up the glasses based on arrangements with our task force.

  9. How will the decision be made on what school districts will receive glasses? Allocation of solar glasses to schools will be made at the sole discretion of the St. Louis Eclipse Task Force. However, the intent of the Task Force is to allocate solar glasses to school based upon the following factors:

    • The number of solar glasses available by distribution by the St. Louis Eclipse Task Force.

    • Agreement by authorized school representatives to pick up their solar glasses based on arrangements outlined by the St. Louis Eclipse Task Force.

    • Priority will be given to schools with the greatest percent of free and reduced lunch students and/or the lowest amount of per pupil expenditures.

    • For schools of similar size and economic demographics, earlier applications will receive priority over later applications.

    • The number of solar glasses already available by the school for use by students/staff.

  10. When will schools be notified if they will receive an allotment of glasses? Schools will be notified by email if they will receive an allotment of solar glasses. Schools that have not picked up their allotment of glasses based on arrangements may forfeit their allotment.