Nerinx Hall High School

Nerinx Hall holds the belief that educated, caring, empowered young women are essential to our world.
Nerinx offers a community based on trust and rooted in the love of Christ.
We strive to help each young woman know herself and her world.
We offer her a loving community of faith that nurtures her individual gifts, enlivens her spirit and reveals a world where hope prevails. We call each young woman to deliberate, Christian action.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
State or regional independent school association
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1924
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2015

Student Body

Total Students597 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade Nerinx Hall High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size19 students
Number of AP Courses13 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average ACT score27
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNov. 15 / Dec. 8 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$14,200
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,000
Admissions DirectorMonica Sullivan
Admissions AssociateAva Rollins

School Notes

  • Nerinx Hall is part of a proud history that began with three pioneer women - Mary Rhodes, Ann Havern, and Christina Stuart - who in 1812 founded the Sisters of Loretto. The burgeoning community was nurtured by Father Charles Nerinckx, a missionary priest from Belgium, who helped them establish the order. In 1924, the Sisters named their new school Nerinx Hall as a tribute to his work.   
  •  Nerinx Hall begins with the belief that educated, caring, empowered young women are essential to our world.  Nerinx offers a community based on trust and rooted in the love of Christ.  We strive to help each young woman know herself and her world.  We offer her a loving community of faith that nurtures her individual gifts, enlivens her spirit and reveals a world where hope prevails.  We call each young woman to deliberate, Christian action. 
  • Admission for incoming freshmen is based on a comprehensive review of each applicant`s total record:  transcript of previous school records (grades and test scores from 6th, 7th and 8th grades); written application; personal interview.  Nerinx Hall accepts superior, above average and some average students who are capable of completing a four-year college-preparatory program and who contribute to the diversity and excellence of the Nerinx community. 
  • Besides the graduation requirements listed below, a Nerinx Hall education includes challenging elective classes in computer studies, science, fine arts (including orchestra and dance), social studies and theology; an Aesthetics Education Specialist who infuses the arts into all disciplines and enriches classes with speakers and special presentations that bring the best of St. Louis` cultural resources to Nerinx students; a 1-to-1 laptop learning environment, computers and multimedia technologies integrated into all classes; student learning centers including library, resource center, media center, art labs and science labs; wireless internet connection throughout the campus; a balanced counseling program which provides individualized college, personal and academic counseling and regular parent insight programs.  
  • Advanced Placement courses are offered in science, math, English, world languages and fine arts.  Qualified students may earn up to 30 hours of college credit in English, science, world languages, math, fine arts and social studies offered through the 1818 Advanced College Credit Program of St. Louis University or through a University of Missouri-St. Louis program.
  • Significant student leadership opportunities include a dynamic student government, more than 50 clubs, and 14 sports.   Students volunteer weekly at a variety of local agencies and opportunities for service trips are offered during spring break and summer.  Co-curricular activities include theatre (two musicals and two dramas), a competitive choral ensemble, orchestra, mock trial, Model U.N., newspaper, literary magazine, art club and yearbook.  A strong athletic program of 14 varsity sports is offered (golf, tennis, volleyball, field hockey, softball, cross country, basketball, racquetball, soccer, swimming, diving, track & field, lacrosse, and dance).
  • Nerinx Hall provides a four-year, college-preparatory program.  In order to graduate from Nerinx Hall, a student must complete at least 26 units as designated below.  Most students select additional courses in their areas of interest and graduate with 27+ units of credit.   English (4), Theology (4), Social Studies (3), Math (3), Science (3), World Language (2), Fine Arts (1),Physical Education (1), Business & Computer Technologies (1), and Electives (4).   
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