Originally incorporated as the Village of Hazelwood on Sept. 7, 1949, the City of Hazelwood is part of the…More Florissant Valley. It has a rich heritage that dates back to Indian settlements in 4,000 B.C. Both French and Spanish explorers settled in the area in late 1600s and 1700s.
In 1949 a group of farmers won an annexation battle to prevent Hazelwood from being incorporated into the City of Florissant. This was due to the increase of industry and businesses flooding into Hazelwood.
Hazelwood has grown to be one of the largest cities in St. Louis County. There are about 27,000 residents and more than 1,000 businesses, including 12 Fortune 500 companies, six Fortune 1,000 companies and 10 corporate headquarters.
The City of Hazelwood is a Home Rule Charter City, governed by a council and manager form of government, with an elected mayor and eight council members representing eight wards.
Blossom Wood is a private, independent , co-educational elementary school for students at least two years old for…More preschool through sixth grade.
Blossom Wood is the first school in the cities of both Hazelwood and Florissant to be named a 21st Century Community Learning Center. It earned this title because of the commitment to providing high-quality academic and enrichment non-school hour programs that promote student achievement. Twenty-first Century Centers also work to eliminate achievement gaps and provide support for students in preparation of the statewide MAP test outside of the regular school day.
It is a non-profit organization, governed by a board of directors. There is before- and after-care, as well as summer programs. Students are required to wear uniforms and admission for the upcoming school year begins in November. The school is funded solely through tuition, fees and charitable donations.