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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

SLUH's plan for reopening are in place and in-person classes will begin on Thursday, September 10th. Safety protocols through CDC guidelines and our local health department will continue as we return this fall. Our program of hybrid learning will focus on academic excellence and care for the individual which is the hallmark of a SLUH education. Visit the website below for more details. Learn More

  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+
4970 Oakland Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
About St. Louis University High School...

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
HSPT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$17,500
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
40%
Average Financial Aid
$9,750
From St. Louis University High School

From the moment a young man steps foot in SLUH, to the moment he accepts his diploma, everything he will experience is designed to ensure he leaves intellectually inspired, open to growth, loving and a faith-driven "man for others" committed to doing justice.

He will share a desire to achieve "Excellence in All Things": an active, aspirational ideal that goes beyond academics, one that has driven, and differentiated, SLUH and its Jesuit traditions for over 200 years. SLUH oversees the education and formation of young men with exceptional God-given abilities, from whom we expect extraordinary things.

Throughout his four years at SLUH, he will be embraced with respect and inclusion through needs-blind admissions, status-blind friendships, a rich diversity of cultures and perspectives, and extensive co-curriculars that offer each student the opportunity to be all they can be. All in a loving and spirit-filled community.

St. Louis University High School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1350
52 responses
Average ACT
31
367 responses

STEAM

STEAM is not just a buzzword, and it means more than Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. It is inquiry-based learning and intellectual pursuit of practical solutions. It's a way of learning that values creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking. Mostly, STEAM is an opportunity to adapt in our Jesuit tradition to meet the needs of our students and the world.

Culture & Safety

Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 252 responses
  • The Running of the Bills
    19%
  • White tuxedos for graduation
    14%
  • Direction Day
    10%
  • Mission Week
    10%
  • The Back To School Mixer
    9%
  • Kairos
    8%
  • Freshmen Fun Day
    8%

    Students

    Diversity
    B
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    978
    88%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
    79%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
    79%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    10:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.72 responses
    Poll
    93%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.72 responses
    Poll
    93%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.72 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    95%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
    81%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
    90%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      B-
    2. Good for Families
      A-
    3. Housing
      A-
    Median Household Income
    $97,672
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,584
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $214,300
    National
    $184,700

    St. Louis University High School Reviews

    225 reviews
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    The curriculum, teachers and overall experience has been very good! They prepare the students for college, strengthen their faith and foster a unique brotherhood for life. My only suggestion for improvement is communication. At times parents rely on other parents through the Facebook class page to inform or clarify information. For example, incoming seniors recently received a summer mailer about senior pictures at school this summer, but no other information was provided via school email so at first I thought it was a marketing mailer and I almost tossed it.
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    What I loved about St. Louis University High School are the academic challenges it brought. Coming from a middle school that didn’t require much effort to receive an outstanding grade, SLUH was something to get accustomed to. At first, I was only putting in minimal effort, so I was receiving mediocre grades. Later on, I got my act together and started to actually invest time into my studies, which brought about excellent grades, along with many other opportunities. Though I love the academic challenge that SLUH brings, what I love most are the people there, whether that may be faculty, staff, or student.
    I graduated in 2007, so I cannot speak to how the school is today, but I thought my perspective of how SLUH has shaped my life thus far could be valuable. While attending SLUH I was never a huge school spirit guy; my experience was probably average–I didn't have any huge complaints or huge praises at the time. However, the more time that passes, the more I realize how well SLUH prepared me for life. While attending, you're surrounded by young men sharing similar experiences so it's difficult to see these benefits, but immediately upon entering university, I realized I was well ahead of most of my peers academically. This realization was only compounded as I entered the business world and rose within my company. SLUH also helped shape my moral compass and provided me with some of the best relationships of my life. To me it's not about the clubs or cafeteria food or sports, it's about shaping the rest of your life, which no school does better than SLUH.