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  • St. Louis School has been twice named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence (2010 and 2017). Founded in 1923, this Catholic school is conveniently located in western Howard County at the crossroads of Routes 108 and 32. With 530 students in grades Pre-K through 8, the school strives for excellence in all areas to develop students of integrity, initiative, cooperation, Christian character, and self-direction.
  • Through our commitment to academic excellence and Catholic values, St. Louis School exists to educate lifelong learners who transform the world through intellect, love, justice and peace.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
AdvancED
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1923
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2010, 2017

Student Body

Total Students525 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade St. Louis School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size25 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAdvanced middle-school math program allowing students to complete Algebra and Geometry before graduation.
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniforms worn in all grades)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,900
Tuition NotesIn-parish rates are extended to all those registered in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, regardless of parish, as well as active duty military families. The out-of-parish rate for the 2018/2019 school year is $10,270.
Admissions DirectorMs. Michelle Kemp

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsArchery, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, VolleyballArcheryBasketball,
ClimbingCross Country,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Student Council

Club or Organization:
Archery Club, CyberSTEM Club in partnership with NSF, Drama Club, FIRST Lego League, Its Academic, Yoga Club

Arts and Music Programs:
and Symphonic Bands Program, Art Club, Concert, Prep, Primary and Cantor Chorus

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural and CYO Boys and Girls Basketball

School Notes

  • St. Louis School has been twice named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence (2010 and 2017). Founded in 1923, this Catholic school is conveniently located in western Howard County at the crossroads of Routes 108 and 32. With 530 students in grades Pre-K through 8, the school strives for excellence in all areas to develop students of integrity, initiative, cooperation, Christian character, and self-direction.
  • Through our commitment to academic excellence and Catholic values, St. Louis School exists to educate lifelong learners who transform the world through intellect, love, justice and peace. 

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
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We are blessed to have found St Louis School. The teachers are caring and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this school.
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After attending public, Montessori and private schools in Howard County, I have to say that St. Louis has been the best, most rewarding, experience for our son (and us) since transferring into 3rd grade. The high teacher-student ratio, rigorous academics, foreign language instruction, nurturing teachers and staff, as well as the sports and dynamic after-school clubs have converted our son into child that WANTS to go to school every single morning. Can't imagine a stronger recommendation for a school. While we experienced the more expensive private schools in the past, the quality of St. Louis'' academics, staff, campus and community is every bit as high, if not higher, than the high-priced competition.
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I consider myself blessed that my kids go to St. Louis School. The quality of the education is outstanding. The fact my kids are surrounded by others who share their faith and values system is providing them a solid foundation for the rest of their lives. The resources my kids have access to in the classroom, extra curricular activities, and from the support system of teachers, administrators, other parents, and the parish is unprecedented in Howard County. It is the best investment my husband and I could make.
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St. Louis School offers an excellent quality of academics in a warm, nurturing environment. The school nurtures the whole child and offers an extensive amount of extra-curricular opportunities to prepare their students for their future. I highly recommend this school!
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