Grade 6,7,8 Exploration Study
With the permission of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, De Smet Jesuit High School has begun an exploratory study to determine the feasibility of offering an academic program serving boys in grades 6, 7, and 8. De Smet has engaged Meitler, a nationally recognized Catholic planning firm, to conduct this study. Meitler has extensive experience working with Catholic schools and new school/expansion initiatives nationwide. As part of the study, comprehensive community demographic research is already underway, and a market research survey will be shared with various constituent groups in early October. The survey will assess parents’ willingness to enroll their sons in the proposed new academic program for boys in grades 6, 7, and 8.
De Smet Jesuit expects to receive the results of the feasibility study in mid-November.
- IS DE SMET JESUIT CONDUCTING THIS STUDY BECAUSE OF ENROLLMENT CONCERNS?
- Why is De Smet Jesuit conducting this exploratory study?
- How will De Smet Jesuit conduct this exploratory study?
- Are you collaborating with the Archdiocese of St. Louis?
- When will you decide if you are moving forward with this new program?
- Will you offer all three grades (6,7,8) in the first year of the program?
- Does my son have to enroll in 6th grade to have a place at De Smet Jesuit for high school?
- Where will the 6,7,8 program be housed on campus?
- Will the students in the program have any interaction with the high school students?
- What is the estimated tuition for grades 6, 7, and 8?
- Will tuition assistance and scholarships be available?