Our Team

Gary and Linda Jones

Owners/College Planners

Gary and Linda are the owners of Class 101-West St. Louis County MO where their mission is to help students and families navigate the complex steps leading to successful and affordable college admission. For the past 24 years, Class 101, as the national leader in college planning, has helped over 6,500 students earn over $482,000,000 in scholarships, study and prepare over 10,000 ACT/SAT tests and attend over 550 colleges around the world. In the St. Louis area, Gary and Linda work with students conducting one-on-one college planning, preparation for standardized tests, facilitating visits to universities across the country, and conducting financial aid workshops for families. Gary attended Maryville University and Missouri Baptist University and earned a B.S. in Business Administration. He has spent over fifteen years working in college admissions and advising, helping students reach their academic and career goals.  Linda earned her B.S. in Education from Southeast MO State and her MBA from DeVry University. She has spent her career as a High School English and Math teacher as well as a College Adjunct Professor. Delivering college planning through Class 101’s proven methods allows Gary and Linda to guide students and families through one of the most important stages of their lives.  

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15457 Clayton Road, Ballwin, MO 63011

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