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

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Class of 2021 College Acceptances

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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.