Chaminade College Prep School

Chaminade College Prep School Photo #1 - 2015 Senior House Captains
Chaminade educates young men, grades 6 - 12, in the CatholicMarianist tradition.
Chaminade's intention is to ensure that every young man thatpasses through our doors is able to achieve the balance betweenschool life and play.
Our school motto is ESTO VIR, "Be a Man," and it is a true journey from boyhood to manhood that includes spiritual,educational, and social development.
As a school for boys, Chaminade is created from the prespectiveof how young men learn, build relationships and interact with theworld. Our school mission is to cultivate a student's inherentskills, gifts and talents while realizing their potenial asmen.
This is accomplished through our Academics, Formation of Character, and Athletics & Activities.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedlearning consultant on staff to assist students with mild learning differences
Year Founded1910
Summer School OfferedYes
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2016

Student Body

Total Students834 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade Chaminade College Prep School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers85 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size17 students
Number of AP Courses27 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAdvanced Management Info Systems, Advanced Theatre, American Government, American History, Anatomy & Physiology, Ancient Greek, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Ceramics, Chemistry, CISCO Academy, Comparative Politics, Computer Science, English / Language, English / Literature, European History, Foundations of Theology, French Language, Introduction to Film, Latin: Vergil, Macroeconomics, Management Information Systems, Microeconomics, Music Theory, Physics B, Probability / Statistics, Psychology, Public Speaking, Spanish Language, Statistics, Studio Art, World History, World Religions
Average ACT score28
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(collared shirt, khaki pants or shorts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$21,165
Tuition Notesbooks, class fees, trip fees and laptop lease fees are addtional
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$7,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorErik Carretero
Admissions AssociateJen Feise


Total Sports Offered19 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCross Country,
GolfIce Hockey,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,
Water PoloWeightlifting,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.25 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
American Youth Foundation, Barbecue Club, Campus Ministry Council, Chess Club, CSPN (Chaminade TV), Earth Club, Focus St. Louis, House System captains, Literary Magazine, Marianist Life Community, Math Honor Society, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Newspaper, Photography Club, Pro-Life Club, Rocket Club, Scholar Bowl, Speech & Debate, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Band ensembles, Drama

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Esports Team, Fishing Club

School Notes

  • Chaminade College Preparatory School educates young men, grades6-12, in the Catholic Marianist tradition. Chaminade's intention isto ensure that every young man that passes through our doors isable to achieve the balance between school life and play. Ourschool motto is ESTO VIR, "Be a Man" and it is a true journey fromboyhood to manhood that includes spiritual, educational and socialdevelopment.
  • As a school for boys, Chaminade is created from the perspectiveof how young men learn, build relationships and interact with theworld. Our school mission is to cultivate a student's inherentskills, gifts and talents while realizing their potential as men.This is accomplished through our Academics, Formation of Characterand Athletics & Activities.
  • Chaminade provides a modern, academically challengingcurriculum using personalized instruction. Our classrooms,averaging 17 students, are student-centered and address multiplelearning styles. The alternating block schedule allows for longerclassroom experiences for debates, labs and deeper academicengagement.
  • The house system provides the natural framework by whichleadership and family spirit come alive every day. Young men learnand grow by doing and Chaminade's many activities provide an outletfor every student. From Improv Club, to Marianist Life Community,drama productions and everything in between, there is truly a homeat Chaminade for everyone.

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