New and improved approach to make a De Smet Jesuit education affordable for more families.
We value your son and your commitment to his education.
We acknowledge the sacrifices families make when they invest in private school. We take our stewardship seriously.
Our academic curriculum aligns with ACT college and career readiness standards. This infographic depicts statistics about how our students perform on the ACT, which can save tens of thousands of dollars in college.
One mom of three boys opens up about her family's approach to the challenge of paying for private high school...and why it is worth it.
Top five benefits of a private, all-boy education found distinctly at De Smet Jesuit High School.
Many De Smet Jesuit students graduate with college credit earned in courses taken while in high school for a fraction of the cost. This infographic compares the cost of a three-hour college credit class.
A single mom shares some of the ways a private education became manageable for her family and how transferring her son to De Smet Jesuit High School transformed his life.
In a community of strong public school options, our teachers and administrators share the benefits of a private high school education and what makes De Smet Jesuit High School different.
As of spring 2019, De Smet Jesuit has a new approach to tuition assistance. Download our free index to see how we can help you invest in your son's education.
We partner with you to honor and protect the worthwhile investment in your son's education. Download our free guide that will help you make this important decision.
|2019-2020 Tuition and Fees|
|Tablet Lease-to-Own Annual Fee||$675|
|Spartan Association Fee||$20|
|Freshmen Orientation Fee||$125|
|Sophomore Retreat Fee||$150|
|Junior Retreat Fee||$150|
|Senior Graduation Fee||$350|
*Tuition may be subject to change and does not include cost of books, lunch, or PE uniforms.
Tuition for future academic years is released each spring.
Choose the SMART payment plan that works for you.
Families at De Smet Jesuit use SMART Tuition: the secure, online accounting system that tracks tuition payments, tablet lease fees, grade-level fees, and financial assistance. Annual enrollment in the Smart Tuition management system is mandatory for each family. A non-refundable matriculation fee of $500 is due at the time of enrollment with Smart Tuition and is applied toward the total cost of tuition.
How the community support has impacted me
Why I Give
Through the generosity, kindness, and commitment of our alumni and benefactors, De Smet Jesuit strives to make Jesuit education affordable to any young man regardless of his family's socio-economic background. Multiple events raise money throughout the year including the Big Draw raffle, our annual auction, and the Tradition golf tournament.
Tuition assistance is need-based. In an effort to obtain a complete financial profile, regardless of marital status, De Smet Jesuit requires both of the student's natural parents/guardians to complete a FACTS application in order to receive tuition assistance. and may need to be verified with additional documents. De Smet Jesuit's administrative team will determine award distribution.
Tuition Assistance Requirements
Incoming freshman applications are due January 15 prior to the academic year. Applications for students entering grades 10, 11, or 12 are due February 15 prior to the academic year.
- FACTS application completed by both natural parents/guardians, regardless of marital status
- Additional documents completed for verification upon request
- Students participate in grant-in-aid work program and maintain good academic and discipline standing
FACTS Management Company - Grant & Aid Online Applications
Eric Schmitt '93
Attorney General of Missouri
Application period begins late January and ends by late February. Early applications will be given priority consideration. See their Beyond Sunday website for details.
We recognize outstanding achievement and scholarship.
The renewable De Smet Jesuit Academic and Leadership Scholarship -Class of 2023- $4,000
3.7 GPA or higher,
95% or higher ITBS/MAP scores
De Smet Jesuit listed as first choice on the archdiocesan application form
All Catholic and public school student applications must be received by January 31, 2019.
Number of scholarships is limited. Apply early.
How To Apply
Receive a recommendation from your elementary school Principal
Submit 7th and 8th grades and ITBS tests scores
Provide two recommendation letters. These can be from a Pastor, teachers, coaches, etc.
Provide 200 (+) word essay on: Given your unique talents and gifts, describe how you can make a positive difference in the world during your high school experience.
List current school co-curricular activities (clubs, sports, student government, etc.)
List other non-school activities (scouting, church clubs, arts, etc.)
Contact Tim Sullivan, Admissions Director for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org