You want high school to be the right fit. We do too.

At De Smet Jesuit High School, we care for the individual student. Our top-notch faculty build relationships that go beyond the classroom, and our students form a brotherhood that extends beyond these four years.

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

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Tuition, Fees, and Assistance

Affording De Smet Jesuit

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Visit, Events, Shadow

Tour campus, attend an event, or Shadow a Spartan!

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Crunching the Numbers

Can we afford this school?

Belonging & Brotherhood

Will my son fit in here?

Known for offering a balanced environment , De Smet Jesuit specializes in the formation of well-rounded young men. From homeroom and clubs to sports and the classroom, your son will make friends and find a place where he belongs.

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Transfer Students Welcome Here

Is it too late to apply?

Looking for that missing something? Spartan Country invites you to join us. We welcomed a record number of transfer students in 2019-2020, and we'd love to meet you.

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our students

Pray Serve Engage

Guided by our Jesuit tradition, our program balances action and reflection, faith and reason, the worldly and the divine.

  • 24
  • Hours

average response time from teachers

  • 5.7
  • point growth

Spartans improve ACT scores from sophomore year

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  • 100+
  • teams and clubs

for fun, athletics, academics, service, and more

  • 26,000
  • Hours

served in our community each year

  • 26
  • average ACT score

5 points higher than the Missouri average


our students

Create Lead

Rich with opportunity, our program inspires multi-dimensional leaders eager to get involved and serve others.

At De Smet Jesuit Your Son Will


A De Smet Jesuit student matures spiritually, develops his relationship with Jesus Christ, and experiences God’s love in everyday life. Learn more at Campus Ministry


A De Smet Jesuit student engages others with confidence, compassion, gratitude, and humility. Learn more at Student Life


A De Smet Jesuit student expands his perspective through service and contributes to the world as a man of virtue and action. Learn more about Service


A De Smet Jesuit student commits himself to academic excellence for advanced learning in college and beyond. Learn more about Academics


A De Smet Jesuit student thinks creatively and applies his knowledge toward the good of others and society. More on Fine Arts  More on STEM

De Smet Jesuit specializes in the formation of well-rounded young men.

Our mission is to inspire and prepare men for and with others to transform the world, Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (for the Greater Glory of God).

our students

Learn Seek 

In and beyond the classroom, our program cultivates intellectual curiosity and experiential grit.

Meet Our Admissions Team

Ryan Hodge

Ryan Hodge

Class of 2002
Director of Admissions and Strategic Marketing
BS, Biological Science, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Lisa Mosquera

Lisa Mosquera

Assistant Director of Admissions
BS, Paralegal, Minnesota State University
Joey Hormberg

Joey Hormberg

Class of 2018
Admissions Counselor
BSBA, Business Administration, University of Missouri-Columbia
Nicole Talley

Nicole Talley

Financial Services Coordinator
MBA, Business, Missouri Baptist University
BA, Biology, Missouri Baptist University