Rockhurst High School

  • Rockhurst High School is a Jesuit, Catholic college preparatory school for young men in grades nine through twelve.
  • Rockhust High School serves the greater Kansas City metropolitan area by educating Ignatian leaders, "men-for-others," in the Roman Catholic Jesuit college preparatory tradition.
  • In the spirit of St. Ignatius, its goal is the formation of the whole person within a diverse and disciplined environment, as one who is open to growth, strives for academic excellence, is religious, loving, and committed to justice through service.
  • Student achievement at Rockhurst is measured in a number of ways, of course.
  • Academic grades reflect the quality of course work; athletic letters, the stamina and ability of a student athlete.
  • Rockhurst's aim is to educate the entire person -- to shape the intellectual, emotional, spiritual and physical development of a young man over the four years that he is a part of our community.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.AdvancED
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild learning differences
Year Founded1910
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesThis is the average summer tuition cost, with a range of $200 to $450, depending on the number of classes required.

Student Body

Total Students989 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade Rockhurst High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers77 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size22 students
Number of AP Courses18 courses
Average SAT score1360
Average ACT score27
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$13,300
Tuition NotesAbove amount includes fees.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$5,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMichael Comiskey
Admissions AssociateBeth Jerome


Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDiving,
Track and FieldWrestling,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.22 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Ecology Club, Fantasy Sports Club, Herpetology Club, Investment Club, Juggling Club, National Honor Society, NFL Speech and Debate, Pastoral Council, Regis Club (Service), SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), SPA (Students for Political Action), Spirit Club, Student Government Association, Video Game Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Drumline, Pep Band, Piano Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Club Volleyball, Ice Hockey, Racquetball Club

School Notes

  • Students must submit written answers to four short questions as part of their application.  Also reviewed are seventh and eighth grade transcripts and standardized test scores.  Rockhurst also requires applicants to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) in December or January of the eighth grade year.

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The average private school tuition in Kansas City, MO is $7,483 for elementary schools and $11,642 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Kansas City, MO is 92% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).