Cor Jesu Academy is a Catholic, college-preparatory school founded by the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Welcoming - Cor Jesu feels like home because it is. Everyone is welcomed with open arms and open heart.
Education - We help our students realize their whole potential with a balanced approach to education that leads to brilliance.
Loving - Love is our legacy. Since 1956, every student has learned the importance of embracing and Sharing the Love of the Heart of Christ.
Encouraging - We celebrate successes, applaud efforts and embrace setbacks, all of which contribute to the high school experience.
Balanced - We strive to develop dynamic women. We believe academics are important, but so are clubs, choirs, teams and friends.
Giving - We're so much more than a school. We're a faith-filled community seeking every opportunity to serve others.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 552 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $17,325
  • Average class size: 140 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1

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School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students
552 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
Cor Jesu Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
49 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
140 students
Number of AP Courses
21 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research, American Literary Masterpieces, American Politics, Art History, Biology, Calculus AB and Calculus BC, Calculus I, Calculus II, Chemistry, Communicating in French I, Communicating in French II, Communicating in Spanish I, Communicating in Spanish II, Comparative Government and Politics, Design I, Drawing I, English Language and Composition, English Literature After 1790, English Literature Before 1790, First-Year Writing, French Language and Culture, General Physics I, History of the U.S. since 1865, History of the U.S. to 1865, Intermediate French: Language and Culture, Intermediate Latin: Language and Culture, Intermediate Spanish: Language and Culture, Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics, Introduction to Literature, Introduction to Public Speaking, Latin: Virgil, Music Theory, Personal Finance for Nonbusiness Majors, Physics C: Mechanics, Physics II, Psychology, Reading in Latin I, Reading in Latin II, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, Studio Art, Studio Art: 2-D Design Portfolio, Theological Foundations, U.S. Government and Politics, U.S. History, World History: Modern
Average ACT score
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Colleen Smyth Dean '10
Admissions Associate
Olivia Hanford '17


School Notes

  • Cor Jesu Academy, a Catholic, college-preparatory school founded by the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In an academically challenging environment, we provide a program for the total education of talented, academically qualified young women. Students are empowered intellectually, spiritually and morally to serve as responsible members of the global community. Inspired by the charism of sharing the love of the heart of Christ, students embrace personal dignity and faith, integrity and compassion and a commitment to serve others. In this environment, Cor Jesu Academy creates a caring community of young women who accept and share God's love.
Profile last updated: 08/11/2021

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 552 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $17,325
  • Average class size: 140 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1

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