St. Louis School

12500 Clarksville Pike
Clarksville, MD 21029-0210
Tel: (410)531-6664
Grades: PK-8 | 471 students
St. Louis School is a 2010 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.  Founded in 1923, this Catholic parish school, is conveniently located in western Howard County at the crossroads of Routes 108 and 32.  With 500 students in grades Pre K through 8th, the school strives for excellence in all that we do to develop in our students integrity, initiative, cooperation, Christian character, and self-direction.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1923
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2010

Student Body

Total Students 471 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade St. Louis School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 23 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniforms worn in all grades)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $7,340
Tuition Notes In parish rates are extended to all those registered in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, regardless of parish, as well as active duty military families. Out of parish rates for the 2012/2013 school year are $9540.
Admissions Director Ms. Michelle Kemp


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, CyberSTEM Club in partnership with NSF, Drama Club, Intramural and CYO Boys and Girls Basketball, Its Academic, Prep, Concert, and Symphonic Bands Program, Robotics, Student Council Art Club, Drama Club, Its Academic, Robotics, CyberSTEM Club in partnership with NSF,
Intramural and CYO Boys and Girls Basketball,
Prep, Concert, and Symphonic Bands Program,
Student Council,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Glenelg Country School (3.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Brookfield Christian School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Brookfield Christian School (0.2 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Clarksville
    Brookfield Christian School
    Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
    Grades: PK-KG | 151 students
    0.2 miles
    6347 Ten Oaks Rd
    Clarksville, MD 21029
  • Columbia
    Grades: K-2 | 66 students
    3.1 miles
    5890 Cedar Ln
    Columbia, MD 21044
  • Columbia
    Hickory Ridge KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    3.2 miles
    6185 Sunny Spring
    Columbia, MD 21044
  • Columbia
    Goddard School, The
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 32 students
    3.4 miles
    9100 Quarterstaff Road
    Columbia, MD 21044
  • Ellicott City
    Grades: NS-12 | 752 students
    3.5 miles
    12793 Folly Quarter Road
    Ellicott City, MD 21042

School Reviews

After attending public, Montessori and private schools in Howard County, I have to say that St. Louis has been the best, most rewarding, experience for our son (and us) since transferring into 3rd grade. The high teacher-student ratio, rigorous academics, foreign language instruction, nurturing teachers and staff, as well as the sports and dynamic after-school clubs have converted our son into child that WANTS to go to school every single morning. Can''t imagine a stronger recommendation for a school. While we experienced the more expensive private schools in the past, the quality of St. Louis'' academics, staff, campus and community is every bit as high, if not higher, than the high-priced competition.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
I consider myself blessed that my kids go to St. Louis School. The quality of the education is outstanding. The fact my kids are surrounded by others who share their faith and values system is providing them a solid foundation for the rest of their lives. The resources my kids have access to in the classroom, extra curricular activities, and from the support system of teachers, administrators, other parents, and the parish is unprecedented in Howard County. It is the best investment my husband and I could make.
- Posted by Parent, 04/09/12
St. Louis School offers an excellent quality of academics in a warm, nurturing environment. The school nurtures the whole child and offers an extensive amount of extra-curricular opportunities to prepare their students for their future. I highly recommend this school!
- Posted by Parent, 01/10/12

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