Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School mission is to provide an exceptional Catholic urban educational experience for youth that instills attitudes of success and self-worth in our youth through faith development, academic excellence and leadership.
Our college preparatory curriculum applies the most advanced learning theories and technology, and our world-class facility provides a strong learning environment.
We have developed partnerships with art and cultural organizations, universities, businesses and community groups to give our students a breadth of experiences.
Our mission is to help students build knowledge, appreciation and understanding of the community and the larger world.
The Cardinal Ritter Prep environment is loving, nurturing, and fun, with energetic and committed faculty and staff who hold high expectations for themselves and their students.
Graduates take great pride in their high school alma mater and serve as role models and community leaders.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 262 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,323
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jun. 15

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded
1979

Student Body

Total Students
262 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
100%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
15 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jun. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
65%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$2,500
Admissions Director
Etefia Umana, JD, MSW
Admissions Associate
Lydia Pruitt

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Art Club, Book & Breakfast Club, Brotherhood, Chess Club, Choir, Diversity, Drama Club, Fusion Teen, Golf Club, Intern Leadership Program, National Honor Society, Pastoral Team, Sisterhood, Spanish Club, Spoken Word, Student Ambassador, Student Council

School Notes

  • Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School mission is to provide an exceptional Catholic urban educational experience for youth that instills attitudes of success and self-worth in our youth through faith development, academic excellence and leadership. Our college preparatory curriculum applies the most advanced learning theories and technology, and our world-class facility provides a strong learning environment. We have developed partnerships with art and cultural organizations, universities, businesses and community groups to give our students a breadth of experiences. Our mission is to help students build knowledge, appreciation and understanding of the community and the larger world. The Cardinal Ritter Prep environment is loving, nurturing, and fun, with energetic and committed faculty and staff who hold high expectations for themselves and their students. Graduates take great pride in their high school alma mater and serve as role models and community leaders.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 262 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,323
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jun. 15

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The average private school tuition in Saint Louis, MO is $15,092 for elementary schools and $16,735 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Saint Louis, MO is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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