Private High Schools

St. Louis private high schoolsThe major difference between St Louis public and private schools is that the public school is funded by state and federal government. They are not allowed to charge tuition and are often underfunded and therefore unable to hire additional teachers or bring in new supplies as needed. St Louis public schools often have classes of 40-60 youngsters with one teacher and maybe not even an assistant. In a private school, your child will most likely be in a class of 25-30 and likely have a teacher’s assistant as well. Private vs. Public school, it’s the debate that has thousands of St Louis parents wondering what’s really best for their kids. If you’re a parent, you’ve probably heard good things about private schools in St Louis, but might not have sent your kids due to the economy. Unfortunately, sending your kids to a St. Louis private school is a little more expensive than an STL public school, but it does have its benefits.

Another thing to consider is that the type of education is limited at public schools. If you want your child to learn via Montessori or other methods that are extremely beneficial for opening up the mind, a public school simply won’t have what you’re after. Private schools in St Louis often use the best quality of education available rather than the minimum standards regulated at public schools. However, private schools are still accredited and regularly inspected to make sure that tuition standards are on par or higher than the minimum.

Private High Schools in St. Louis

St. Louis Private High School  Phone Number Attributes Location
 Academy at Boys and Girls Town  314-481-9121  Coed  St Louis City
 Annunziata  314-997-7727  Catholic  West County
 Apprende  636-225-0006  Private, Coed  Valley Park
 Barat Academy  636-300-5500  Private Catholic  Chesterfield
Dubourg St. Louis Bishop DuBourg  314-832-3030  Coed, Catholic  St Louis Hills
 Block Yeshiva  314-872-8701  Coed, Jewish  West County
 Borgia  314-239-7871  Catholic, CoEd  Washington, MO
 Brightmont Academy  314-237-2702  Independent  Town & Country
 Cardinal Ritter  314-446-5500  Coed, Catholic  St Louis City
 Chaminade  314-993-4400  All Boys, Catholic  West County
 Christian Academy  314-429-7070  Coed, Christian  Northwest County
 Christian Brothers College High School  314-985-6100  All Boys, Catholic  West County
 Lutheran High  636-978-1680  Lutheran  O’Fallon, MO
 Churchill Center  314-997-4343  Private  West County
 Cor Jesu  314-842-1546  All Girls, Catholic  South County
 Crossroads  314-367-8085  Coed  West County
 De Smet Jesuit  314-567-3500  All Boys  West County
 Duchesne  636-946-6767  Coed, Catholic  St Charles
 Edgewood  314-968-2060  Webster Groves
 Governor French Academy  314-233-7543  Private  Belleville
 Incarnate Word  314-725-5850  All girls, Catholic  Central County
 John Burroughs  314-993-4040  Coed  Central County
 John F. Kennedy High School  636-227-5900  Catholic, Coed  West County
 Living Word Christian High School  636-978-1680  Christian, Coed  O’Fallon
 Lutheran High School North  314-389-3100  Coed, Lutheran  North County
 Lutheran High School South  314-631-1400  Coed, Lutheran  St Louis
 MICDS  314-995-7367  Coed  Ladue
St. Louis military school Missouri Military Academy  888-564-6662  All Boys, Military School  Mexico, Missouri
 Nerinx Hall 314-968-1505  All girls, Catholic  Webster Groves
 North County Christian  314-972-6227  Coed Christian  Florissant
 Notre Dame  314-544-1015  All Girls, Catholic  South County
 Rosati Kain  314-533-8513  All Girls, Catholic  St Louis city
 Southside Christian  314-632-1231  Coed, Christian  St Louis City
 St. Dominic High School  636-240,8303  Coed, Catholic  O’Fallon, MO
 St Joseph’s 314-394-3400   All Girls, Catholic  West County
 St Louis Christian Academy  314-664-3299  Coed, Christian  St Louis City
 St Louis Priory  314-434-3690  All Boys, Catholic  West County
 St Louis University High School  314-531-0330  All Boys, Jesuit  St Louis City
 St Mary’s  314-481-8100  All Boys, Catholic  St Louis City
 St. Pius X Highschool  314-931-7487  Coed, Catholic  Jefferson County
 The Principia  314-434-2100  Coed, Christian Science  West County
 Thomas Jefferson School  314-843-4151  Coed  Kirkwood
 Tower Grove Christian High  314-776-6473  Coed, Christian  St Louis City
 Trinity  314-741-1333  Coed, Catholic  North County
 Ursuline  314-984-2800  All Girls, Catholic  Central County
 Vianney  314-965-4843  All Boys,  Kirkwood
 Villa Duchesne  314-432-2021  All Girls, Catholic  West County
 Visitation  314-625-9100  All Girls Catholic  West County
 Westminster  314-997-2700  Christian  West County
 Whitfield  314-434-5141  College Prep, CoEd  West County

Personal Care: Possibly the most important reason to take your child to a private elementary or high school in St Louis is that they will receive more attention. Instead of being thrown in the back of the class and given the same attention as every other child, kids at private schools will often receive some individual attention, especially if they are floundering in one class or another. A private school is a great way to help your child get away from the anonymity of public school and into somewhere where they will receive actual attention.

So, what’s the decision making factor? For most it’s a personal and a money choice. If you have the money to have your child attend a private school then it can be quite beneficial for their learning experience. Your child will have more time with teachers and will likely be in an environment where there are more school supplies and less pressure because there are too many students in the class. It’s also possible to get your child the alternative study of your choice with STL private schools including a religious education or alternate teaching method.

 

 

The choice is eventually yours. There are pros and cons to both public and private schools but both of those usually involve money.
Eventually, ask yourself ‘Can I afford a private school, ‘ ‘will my child benefit from this school’ and ‘are there good options available in the area’.