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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+
About St. Louis University High School...
Address
4970 Oakland Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
Telephone
(314) 531-0330
Website

Applying

Application Deadline
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

We are a Catholic, Jesuit college-preparatory school for young men, committed to our presence in the city of St. Louis and dedicated to building Christ’s kingdom of truth, justice, love and peace. We serve young men based on their ability to succeed, rather than their economic circumstances.

Through a rigorous academic program, we help our students develop critical minds and a life-long devotion to learning that informs moral choices and transforms lives. We help them develop compassionate hearts by fostering habits of personal prayer, reflection and service for the Greater Glory of God.

Founded in 1818, St. Louis University High School (SLUH) is the oldest private, Catholic high school West of the Mississippi. SLUH is part of a 470-year-old Jesuit tradition of schools known worldwide for their academic excellence and rich spirituality.

SLUH’s focus in its endeavors reflects the Jesuit motto“Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam”, a Latin term meaning “For the Greater Glory of God.”

St. Louis University High 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
1390
41 responses
Average ACT
31
305 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 249 responses
Report
  • The Running of the Bills
    18%
  • 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
    980
    86%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
    82%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
    77%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    10:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.70 responses
    Poll
    93%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.70 responses
    Poll
    93%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.70 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.19 responses
    79%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
    89%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
    Living in the Area
    A+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      B+
    2. Good for Families
      A-
    3. Housing
      A-
    Median Household Income
    $92,167
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,622
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $157,800
    National
    $184,700

    St. Louis University High School 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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    SLUH is an excellent college preparatory school with good diversity, fantastic faculty & administration, and a strong moral and ethical dictum for both students and parents. The curriculum is very advanced and the course material is absolutely going to prepare my son for a top university. The school also has a number of leadership and growth opportunities for all students, which has really helped my son grow as an individual. The school uses technology very well for in class learning and grade/progress tracking. SLUH builds a strong sense of school pride and really tries to connect students for the long term as alumni, which only helps the school continue its excellent track record going forward. It's an excellent school for very motivated students who seek application to top 1 and 2 tier universities.
    I loved Saint Louis University High. It was an extremely formative experience and I wouldn't trade my Jesuit education for anything. Aside from brilliant academics and wonderful extracurriculars, the spirit of the school and its mission has made a lasting impact on my life. Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, or "To the Greater Glory of God" was a constant reminder that every thought and action matters, so it's necessary to make the most of them. I learned that life is truly about the little things, the small interactions with family, friends, and others, the small decisions we make for the betterment of others.