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De Smet Jesuit is a private Catholic, Jesuit high school serving young men in grades 9-12 in St. Louis, Missouri. 

We commit to delivering a college preparatory academic program that enables a wide variety of students to realize their God-given potential.

De Smet Jesuit’s students lead remarkably balanced lives imbued with a refreshing mixture of academics, co-curricular activities, faith, service, and commitment to others.  Independent School Management

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De Smet Jesuit inspires and prepares men for others to transform the world ad majorem Dei gloriam, for the greater glory of God.

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Teachers and coaches with heart. Alumni who give back. And parent groups who engage with enthusiasm.

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Our Jesuit philosophy of cura personalis means we care for the whole individual.

An All-Boys High School for the Metropolitan St. Louis Area and St. Charles County

De Smet Jesuit High School educates students and forms young men from more than 65 zip codes including communities like Oakville, Mehlville, Kirkwood, Brentwood, Ballwin, Town and Country, Wildwood, Ellisville, O'Fallon, St. Charles, Sunset Hills, South City, and St. Louis Hills.


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Why Jesuit grad

Our universal Jesuit profile of the Graduate at Graduation means we are equally committed to our students’ academic success as we are to forming well-rounded humans with their eyes toward deepening a relationship with God.

Why Jesuit network

We are strengthened by a network of nearly 90 Jesuit secondary schools in the US.

Why Jesuit cura personalis

Our philosophy of cura personalis (care for the individual) drives genuine relationships and care for each individual student.

Why Jesuit service

Our comprehensive service programs instill a lifetime habit of service and encourage students at each grade level to be men for and with others.

Why Jesuit loving

We help students become loving and faith-filled human beings through retreats, daily prayer, reflection, service, senior compañeros program, athletics, and community celebrations.

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