Rockhurst High School

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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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 938 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,475
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Rockhurst High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Missouri for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild learning differences
Year Founded
1910
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
938 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
22%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Rockhurst High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
88 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
22 students
Number of AP Courses
21 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Comparative Government & Politics, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, English III (Language/Composition), English IV (Literature/Composition), Environmental Science, European History, French, Latin, Physics C-E&M, Physics C-Mechanics, Spanish, Statistics, Studio Art, U.S. Government, U.S. History, World History
Average SAT score
1360
Average ACT score
27
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
shirts with collar, dress pants and shoes, belt

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Above amount includes student yearly lunch and books.
Summer Program Cost Notes
This is the average summer tuition cost, with a range of $200 to $450, depending on the number of classes required.
% on Financial Aid
47%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$4,100
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Michael Comiskey
Admissions Associate
Beth Jerome

Sports

Extracurriculars

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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Rockhurst High School cost?
Rockhurst High School's tuition is approximately $16,475 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Rockhurst High School?
The acceptance rate of Rockhurst High School is 90%, which is equal to the national average of 90%.
What sports does Rockhurst High School offer?
Rockhurst High School offers 14 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling. Rockhurst High School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Missouri for most sports offered.
What is Rockhurst High School's ranking?
Rockhurst High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Missouri for: Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Rockhurst High School?
The application deadline for Rockhurst High School is Dec. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 938 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,475
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Kansas City, MO is $9,653 for elementary schools and $11,663 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).

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