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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Address
500 S Mason Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63141
Telephone
(314) 434-7184

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$24,125
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid
From Saint Louis Priory School

For young men who aspire to be prepared for a lifetime of excellence, Saint Louis Priory School offers an outstanding preparatory experience guided by deeply rooted Catholic Benedictine values that cultivate faith-centered, virtuous, educated young men.

Our unique, Benedictine approach to education is designed to develop young men in mind, body, and spirit through rigorous balance of disciplines that challenge the whole person while cultivating a lifelong community.

Priory – Outstanding Preparation for an Exceptional Life

Saint Louis Priory School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1410
35 responses
Average ACT
32
82 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
93%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Ring day
    41%
  • Field day and the mud pit
    32%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • Sodality and other retreats and clubs
    9%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
443
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
Poll
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
Poll
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$93,398
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,127
National
$949
Median Home Value
$359,400
National
$184,700

Saint Louis Priory School Reviews

76 reviews
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When I first came to Priory my experience was fantastic. But, as I continued to learn more about the roots of Priory, my experience became less than great. Priory certainly prepares you for college with a difficult curriculum, but the teachers teaching that curriculum are not patient enough with students, and they lack many professional teaching qualities. If that is the only thing you look for in a school, the college preparedness, then Priory is a great fit for you, but if you want to look further into Priory, then read on. Club activities have less than $5000 in funding, this is the same school that is able to raise more than half a million dollars to make the campus look nicer. The administration thinks that students in the club should pay for the club expenses. But that is what my tuition is for. When signing up for Priory, they tell you that your tuition goes to support Priory, its academics, extracurriculars, etc. I look forward to attempting to fix this during my upcoming year
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I loved my experience at Priory, from start to finish. I felt challenged, but not overly-stressed. Time management was a cinch in college thanks to my time at Priory -and entering college with nearly two semester's worth of credits helped offset some of the cost (or so my parents tell me, ha). The school is very diverse for a Catholic school, but not as diverse as a public school or JBS.
My friends from Priory are friends for life, and I will not hesitate to highly recommend it to anyone who would be a good fit for the challenge.
Priory focuses on forming students physically, mentally, and spiritually, and it excels at all of these. The small school really enforces the unique fraternal bond between students, and the academics are incredible, with plenty of teachers with doctorates and other degrees. Being in such an academically advanced environment, it wasn’t until I compared national test distributions to our school while applying to college that I fully realized how blessed we are. Priory has made an incredible impact on my life, and I’m sure the same is true for every other student who has attended.