About

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

We specialize in the formation of well-rounded young men.
 

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Our

Mission

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

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Our

Community

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

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Our

Specialty

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

  • 1967
  • established

More than 50 years of preparing men for others

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  • 675
  • Students

Young men from more than 60 zip codes

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  • 98%
  • graduates

go on to college or military academies

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  • $18,140
  • tuition

Assistance and scholarships available. Learn More

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  • 130+
  • College credit hours offered

in 7 out of 8 departments. View our Curriculum Guide.

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  • >90%
  • Teachers also

serve as coaches, club moderators, trip coordinators

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  • 5.7
  • point growth

Spartans improve ACT scores more than 2 times the national average.

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  • $25.8
  • million

Total value of scholarships awarded to Class of 2020

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  • 26,000
  • Hours

served in our community each year

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  • 26
  • average ACT score

5 points higher than the Missouri average

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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

photo of graduates in maroon with gold sash, leader  carrying cross, School Profile for De Smet Jesuit 2020

Class of 2020 College Acceptances

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA | AMERICAN UNIVERSITY | ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY-TEMPE | THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA | UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS | BELLARMINE UNIVERSITY | BELMONT UNIVERSITY | BRADLEY UNIVERSITY | BUTLER UNIVERSITY | CENTRAL METHODIST UNIVERSITY | UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI | CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY | COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON | UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER | COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES | CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY-IRVINE | CORNELL UNIVERSITY | CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY | UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON | UNIVERSITY OF DENVER | DEPAUL UNIVERSITY | DEPAUW UNIVERSITY | DRAKE UNIVERSITY | UNIVERSITY OF DUBUQUE | ELON UNIVERSITY | EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY | UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE | FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY | FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY | FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY | UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA | FONTBONNE UNIVERSITY | FORDHAM UNIVERSITY | GONZAGA UNIVERSITY | ILLINOIS COLLEGE | INDIANA UNIVERSITY-BLOOMINGTON | IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY | UNIVERSITY OF IOWA | JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY | KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY | UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS | UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY | LA SALLE UNIVERSITY | LEHIGH UNIVERSITY | LEWIS UNIVERSITY | LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY | LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY | LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY | LOYOLA UNIVERSITY-CHICAGO | LOYOLA UNIVERSITY-MARYLAND | LOYOLA UNIVERSITY-NEW ORLEANS | MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY | MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY  | MCKENDREE UNIVERSITY | MERCYHURST UNIVERSITY | MIAMI UNIVERSITY-OXFORD | UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI | MISSOURI BAPTIST UNIVERSITY | MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY | MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY | UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA | UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY | UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ST LOUIS | MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY | UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN | NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY | NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY | UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME | OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY | OHIO UNIVERSITY  | PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY | UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND | PURDUE UNIVERSITY | REGIS UNIVERSITY | ROCKHURST UNIVERSITY | SAINT JOSEPH’S UNIVERSITY | SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY | SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY | UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO | UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO | SEATTLE UNIVERSITY | SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY | SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-CARBONDALE | SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-EDWARDSVILLE | SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY | SPRING HILL COLLEGE | ST. CHARLES COMMUNITY COLLEGE | ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE | TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY | TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY | THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN | TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY | UNIVERSITY OF TULSA | TUSCULUM UNIVERSITY | UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY | UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY | VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY | VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY | WAGNER COLLEGE | WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY | WEBSTER UNIVERSITY | WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY | WESTMINSTER COLLEGE  | WHEATON COLLEGE | WILLIAM JEWELL COLLEGE | WILLIAM WOODS UNIVERSITY | UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON | UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING | XAVIER UNIVERSITY

What Boys Want

What Boys Need

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.

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

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

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

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

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.