Award Year: 2015

St. Louis University High School

4970 Oakland Avenue
St. Louis, MO, 63110-1472

(314) 531-0330

Dr. John J. Moran, Principal at time of Nomination

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We are a Catholic, Jesuit college-preparatory school for young men dedicated to building Christs kingdom of truth, justice, love, and peace.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 7%
  • White: 86%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 1%
SLUH students hail from 95 zip codes and 180 feeder schools.

SLUH students hail from 95 zip codes and 180 feeder schools.

Educating “Men for Others” since 1818: For nearly 200 years, St. Louis University High has provided a premier education to young men from all walks of life. Infused with the five-centuries-old philosophy established by St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus, SLUH’s curriculum instills not only the knowledge, but also the spiritual, moral, and aesthetic values needed to prepare its young men for a life of high achievement, community service, and personal fulfillment.

SLUH’s 1,050 students hail from 95 zip codes in the metropolitan area. A financial aid program of more than $3.4 million enables the school to provide needs-blind admission.

Technology supplements SLUH’s challenging curriculum, highlighted by more than 90 electives, six foreign languages, and Advanced Placement courses in over 20 disciplines. In 2015, scholars sat for 981 AP exams, with 89% qualifying for college credit. The Class of 2015 earned an average ACT score of 30, with 30% of the class scoring 33 or higher. Ninety-nine percent of the class is attending college.

SLUH encourages students to build community through participation in co-curriculars, including 19 sports and more than 50 student clubs. In addition to the popular Community Service Program, the school’s Senior Project provides more than 30,000 hours of community service to organizations locally and abroad.

Ultimately, SLUH is about raising the bar for its students through a challenging curriculum, rich diversity and tradition, caring teachers (more than 95% hold advanced degrees), and a self-motivated student population that pushes every individual to excel.