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TA B L E O F C O N T E N TS About SLUH Academics Faith Leadership Community Spirit Financial Accessibility Admissions II

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E D U C AT I N G M E N F O R OT H E R S S I N C E 1818

A JESU I T C O LLEG E PREPARATO RY S CHO O L

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We seek to infuse our young men with the characteristics of The “Graduate at Graduation” when they walk across the stage to receive their diploma: • INTELLECTUALLY COMPETENT • OPEN TO GROWTH • RELIGIOUS

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• LOVING • COMMITTED TO JUSTICE

JESUIT COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES IN U.S.A.

JESUIT HIGH SCHOOLS IN U.S.A.

YEARS OF TRADITION IN EXCELLENCE AT SLUH

“FOR OVER 200 YEARS, ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL HAS BEEN COMMITTED TO LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE FORMATION FOR GOD’S GREATER GLORY. SLUH IS A PLACE WHERE STUDENTS BECOME TRUE LEADERS FOR THE WORLD.” — FR. IAN GIBBONS, SJ PRINCIPAL

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JESUIT EDUCATION: A SLUH TRADITION From the moment a young man steps foot in SLUH, to the moment he strides across the stage at Powell Hall to accept his diploma, everything he will experience is designed to ensure he leaves SLUH intellectually inspired, open to growth, loving and a faithdriven “man for others” committed to doing justice. He will share a desire to achieve “Excellence in All Things”: an active, aspirational ideal that goes beyond academics, one that has driven and differentiated SLUH and its Jesuit traditions for over 200 years. It is our purpose, and our privilege, to oversee

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the education and formation of 1,000 young men with exceptional God-given abilities, from whom we expect extraordinary things. To accept less would deprive them, and the world beyond, of their full potential. Throughout his four years at SLUH, he will be embraced with respect and inclusion through needs-blind admissions, statusblind friendships, a rich diversity of cultures and perspectives, and extensive co-curriculars that offer each student the opportunity to be all they can be. All in a loving and spirit-filled community.

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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION SLUH’s 32-acre campus is situated in Forest Park South in the city of St. Louis. It allows us to cultivate relationships and offer opportunities in many unique ways:

• Forest Park provides our teams with a glorious backyard in which to play and practice. • Internships and career interests are right around the corner at Washington University Medical Center, Saint Louis University and various midtown corporations. • Our central location allows students to provide service assistance at more than 80 project sites in the metropolitan area. • Students easily access the Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri Botanical Garden, Missouri History Museum and the Saint Louis Science Center in classwork or club activities.

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Scan the QR codes with your smartphone camera to watch videos and access online content.

See more of campus and how it’s being shaped for 21st century learning.

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ACADEMICS ENGAGE YOUR INTELLECT As a college preparatory school, one of SLUH’s primary goals is to develop in each student the academic skills necessary to successfully continue his education after graduation. The rigorous, four-year, technology-enhanced curriculum is tailored to achieve this result while simultaneously instilling intellectual curiosity and a worldview in keeping with the Jesuit tradition.

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Learn how SLUH’s innovative curriculum prepares students for the technology and cultural challenges of tomorrow.


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CURRICULUM

AFRICAN AMERICAN VOICES • PROBABILITY & STATISTICS • ARTIFICIAL ENGLISH INTELLIGENCE • IMPROV SPIRITUALITY & PRAYER • Senior ARABIC English I English II • CHINESE • English III English Topic: African American Voices, Alienated Hero, American AP English Lit./Jr. Honors Literature, Dante & The Modern World, Irish Literature, Literature of • ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY • MICROECONOMICS • COMPUTER Initiation, Poetry, Reading & Writing Fiction, Satire GAME PROGRAMMING • ORAL COMMUNICATION • CLASSICAL GREEK • WORLD RELIGIONS • READING AND WRITING FICTION • MATH CALCULUS • HUMAN GENETICS • FRENCH • MACROECONOMICS Algebra I, ACC Algebra I, Geometry, Adv Geometry Algebra II/Trig, PreGRAPHICS Calculus I & II, • MODERN Probability & Statistics, Pre Calculus I, Pre Calculus II, AP Statistics, AP • PRINTMAKING • RUSSIAN • ENGINEERING Honors Algebra II Adv Algebra II/Trig, ACC Pre Calculus, Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC AFRICAN HISTORY • CHORUS • ASTROPHYSICS AP Stats w/ Pre Calc • PSYCHOLOGY • DANCE • ANTHROPOLOGY & ARCHAEOLOGY • 3-D DESIGN • STEM INNOVATIVE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT • AND MORE

SCIENCE

Biology

Chemistry ACC Chemistry

Physics AP Physics I

Honors Anatomy & Physiology I & II, Honors Biotech. & Human Genetics, Environmental STEM, Astrophysics, AP Environmental Science, AP Chemistry, AP Physics II, AP Biology

Global History II AP World History

US History, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Psychology I & II, AP US History

Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Modern African History, Intro to Anthro. & Archaeology, Psychology I & II, AP US Gov’t & Politics, AP Comparative Gov’t, AP Microeconomics, AP Macroeconomics, AP Psychology

SOCIAL STUDIES Global History I

100+ FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Chinese I-IV, French I-V, Latin I-IV, AP Latin, Russian I-IV, Summer Russian Immersion, Spanish I-IV, AP Spanish, Intro to Arabic, Arabic II, Classical Greek (Seniors only),

THEOLOGY

Theology I

Theology II

Theology III

ELECTIVE COURSES COMPUTER

Computer Foundamentals

Christian Life Choices, Spirituality & Prayer, Church & Ministry, The Beatitudes, World Religions, Humanities, Theology 1818

Intro to C++, AP Computer Science, Programming in JAVA, Programmable Electronics & Robotics, Adv. Computer Science Topics, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Game Programming, Computer Security, Web Programming

FINE ARTS Fine Arts Survey or Band

Art: Acrylic Painting, Printmaking, Watercolor, 2-D Design, 3-D Design, Drawing I & II, Ceramics I, II, Advanced Ceramics Drama: Acting Improv., Acting Scenes, Am. Film Directors, Am. Film Genres, Intro. Tech. Theater, Adv. Tech. Theater, Dance I & II, Fundamentals of Film, Oral Communication, Oral Interpretation of Lit. Music: Music Theory, Chamber Orchestra; Band: Concert, Jazz I & II, Symphonic, Lab, Fundamental I & II, Combo; Chorus: Concert, Varsity Engineering: Engineering Graphics (not counted toward fine arts requirement)

PE & HEALTH PE, Weights, Yoga, Bicycling, Rock Climbing, Strength & Conditioning, Dance I & II, Health

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THE FOUNDATION FOR A BRIGHT FUTURE Students can choose from more than 100 elective courses, including courses for college credit through Saint Louis University’s 1818 Advanced College Credit Program. Students may also take Advanced Placement (AP) courses and examinations in order to earn college credit or placement at an advanced level for a college freshman. Some students earn enough credits at St. Louis University High to enter college with sophomore standing.

2021 ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) SUCCESS 476 Students took 923 AP Exams 79% of all AP exams received a score of 3, 4 or 5 2021 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLAR RECOGNITION Class of: 2021 2020 2019 2018 Commended 11 15 10 13 Semi-Finalists 8 11 7 13 Finalists 7 11 7 13

2020–21 ACT PERFORMANCE

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FIVE-YEAR AVERAGE ACT SCORE 93RD PERCENTILE NATIONALLY

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OF CLASS OF 2021 TEST-TAKERS SCORED 32 AND ABOVE 96TH PERCENTILE NATIONALLY

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ACT SCORES OF 35

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GRADUATES ATTEND TOP UNIVERSITIES

COAST TO COAST

BOSTON COLLEGE • PRINCETON UNIVERSITY • UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME • STANFORD UNIVERSITY • GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY • VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY • CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY • NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY • FORDHAM UNIVERSITY • DUKE UNIVERSITY • UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER • CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY • MACALESTER COLLEGE • ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY • RICE UNIVERSITY • CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY • SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY • COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA • LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO • UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS • VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY • HARVARD UNIVERSITY • SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY • MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY • POMONA COLLEGE • UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO • CORNELL UNIVERSITY • CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY • YALE UNIVERSITY • BOWDOIN COLLEGE • BROWN UNIVERSITY • HOWARD UNIVERSITY • AND MORE Matriculations 2017-20

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STEAM SLUH offers STEAM opportunities for a variety of student interests through activities both inside and outside the classroom. Students have freedom to pursue their passions, while imagining, designing, creating, and promoting their work. Realizing that creativity and innovation involve the convergence of many different fields, our curriculum rests comfortably within the context of a well-rounded education that is the foundation for truly compelling work.

“STEAM IS NOT A BUZZWORD: WE FORM INQUIRY-BASED LEARNERS AND INTELLECTUAL PURSUERS OF PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS IN TODAY’S COMPLEX WORLD.” — MR. TIM O’KEEFE, SCIENCE DEPARTMENT CHAIR

Learn about SLUH’s focus on group learning and the student experience to teach communication and collaboration.

APPLIED AVIATION ENGINEERING • AQUAPONICS LAB • ASTROPHYSICS • BIOLOGY • BIOTECHNOLOGY AND GENETICS • CALCULUS • CHEMISTRY • CLAVIUS PROJECT • CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING • ENGINEERING GRAPHICS • ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE • IGNATIAN CARBON CHALLENGE • MEDICAL CAREERS CLUB • NEUROPHYSIOLOGY & THE BRAIN CLUB • PHYSICS • ROBOTICS CLUB • SILICON VALLEY TRIP • SLUH COMMUNITY GARDEN • SLUH SPORTS BROADCASTING NETWORK • SLUHTUBE • STATISTICS • SUPER MILEAGE CHALLENGE • SUSTAINABILITY CLUB • VIDEO EDITING LAB • WEATHER BALLOON • WEB PROGRAMMING • WOODWORKING • WORLD WIDE TECHNOLOGY HACKATHON AND RACEWAY STEM CHALLENGE • AND MORE 10


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JAMES GUTH COSTIGAN ‘62 INNOVATION LAB SLUH’s 5,200 square foot Innovation Lab features a space for interdepartmental collaboration, academic departments, student clubs, and independent student projects in a central workshop, computer/planning area, woodworking shop, group meeting area, Robotics/STEM Club room, and a flex classroom. With out-of-the-box projects, well-beyond how most schools utilize these spaces, SLUH’s iLab has enabled our school community to bring learning alive across all curriculums (i.e., signet rings for Latin I, a marimba percussion instrument for an independent student project, COVID PPEs for front-line workers, & much more).

SLUH IS PROUD TO BE NAMED BY NEWSWEEK TO ITS 2020 LIST OF TOP 500 STEM SCHOOLS IN THE NATION.

“IF STUDENTS OR TEACHERS CAN DREAM IT, WE CAN MAKE IT.” — JEFF SCHAEFER, iLAB DIRECTOR Read SLUH Magazine Winter 2020-21 featuring Jeff Schaefer

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CHOIR • A CAPPELLA CLUB, VOCAL ENSEMBLES, VARSITY CHORUS TOURS • BAND/ORCHESTRA • ALLDISTRICT AND ALL-STATE MUSIC ENSEMBLES, BAND, DRUMLINE, JAZZ BANDS, ORCHESTRA, PIANO CLUB, GROUP TRAVEL, PERFORMANCE & INSTRUCTION OPPORTUNITIES • THEATER • IMPROVISATION, MUSICALS AND PLAYS, POETRY OUT LOUD, SENIOR FOLLIES, SHAKESPEARE COMPETITION, SPEECH LEAGUE • STUDIO ARTS • 3-D DESIGN, CERAMICS, DRAWING, ENGINEERING GRAPHICS • DANCE • CHOREOGRAPHY, DANCE CLUBS AND CURRICULUM • AND MUCH MORE!

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FINE ARTS

Hear what SLUH students have to say about the fine arts at SLUH.

The Fine Arts Department is dedicated to fostering the creativity of our students by offering a wide range of studio and performing arts. We recognize our students as both potential creators and patrons of the arts. We appreciate the unique style, gifts, insights and humanity of each individual.

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GLOBAL EDUCATION PROGRAM: CALLED TO THE FRONTIERS We are deeply committed to providing a Global Education program which develops our young men into global citizens, equipped with 21st century skills that will not only prepare them for an increasingly interconnected world, but also compel them to stand with others to pursue a more just and sustainable world.

LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAMS Arabic: *Cairo, Egypt or *Casablanca, Morocco Chinese: Nanjing, China and Taiwan French: Chartres, France Russian: St. Petersburg, Russia Spanish: Pamplona, Spain, Bucuramanga, Columbia, and Santiago, Chile

EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL PROGRAMS Ignatian Pilgrimage I: various sites in Spain Ignatian Pilgrimage II: various sites in Italy & France Iceland STEM: Reykjavik, Iceland Greece & Italy Social Studies Programs: vary but recent trips included WWII Normandy, France

SERVICE IMMERSION PROGRAMS Guatamala City, Guatamala Yoro, Honduras Nogales, Mexico St. Petersburg, Russia Hsinchu, Taiwan

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COMMUNITY-WIDE ONE WORLD CLUB EVENTS HUMAN RIGHTS 1st semester events to learn about Human Rights, their history, and review of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights created by the UN LOOKING INWARDS 1st semester events to closer examine certain articles of the UN Declaration of Human Rights and how to implement them within the SLUH community. LOOKING OUTWARDS 2nd semester events to look closer at other articles of the UN Declaration of Human Rights and how to implement them in our St. Louis community. VOLUNTEERING 2nd semester opportunities to serve our local community through the World Pediatric Project and the UN Association of St. Louis

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STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES A team of school counselors, college counselors and learning consultants support the academic and emotional well-being of each student and provide personal guidance in developing study habits, forming good technology use, creating course schedules, examining career choices and choosing a college or university.

SLUH students are offered three distinct areas of support: • School Counselors are the first point of contact for a Jr. Billiken and assist parents/ students with their transition to SLUH. They also promote and support students’ success and wellness over their 4 years. • College Counselors help students and parents with the planning, discernment and application process while developing relationships with colleges and universities. •O ur comprehensive Learning Center provides students with learning and study skills that promote success in their four years. Learning coaches work one-on-one with students, and when needed, coordinate with faculty how best to assist the student.

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STUDENT BODY ACCESS LEARNING CENTER SERVICES

FULLY-STAFFED ACADEMIC LABS IN SCIENCE, MATH & WRITING

FULL-TIME LEARNING CONSULTANTS

PART-TIME TUTORS

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“WE WANT STUDENTS TO FEEL COMFORTABLE DEVELOPING WHO THEY ARE AND TAKE THE MOST ADVANTAGE OF ALL THAT SLUH HAS TO OFFER FOR THEM. WHAT YOU’LL FIND AT SLUH IS A PLACE WHERE YOU ARE LOVED, WHERE YOU ARE CHALLENGED AND WHERE YOU ARE FULLY SUPPORTED TO BECOME ALL THAT GOD IS CALLING YOU TO BE.” — MR. TIM CURDT ’90 DIRECTOR OF THE LEARNING CENTER, ENGLISH TEACHER, FRESHMAN MODERATOR

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“NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE IN YOUR FAITH JOURNEY, YOU ARE GUIDED TO GROW A DEEPER RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST DURING YOUR TIME AT SLUH.” – JACK FIGGE, CLASS OF 2022

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FAITH

See SLUH’s 2019 senior class practicing their faith in service of others.

FIND GOD IN ALL THINGS Every afternoon, silence fills the entire school for two minutes. It’s a special moment dedicated to the Examen of Consciousness, a self-examination inspired by St. Ignatius. Then, each day for closing prayer, the hallways and classrooms echo with the sound of our Jr. Bills dedicating all of their thoughts, words and actions “To the Greater Glory of God.” Prayer and reflection are just two ways Campus Ministry further develop faith, spirituality and a sense of social justice in our students. Through a comprehensive program of liturgy, prayer, retreats and service, we form Men for and with Others while fostering the love of God, others and self.

FAITH IN ACTION SLUH students serve communities at over 80 different sites throughout the city of St. Louis, neighboring states, and globally. Our students are guided along a four-year service model with three years of foundation to propel students into their Senior Service Project. These experiences help SLUH students strive to live our motto of being “Men for Others.”

THEOLOGY CLASSES • WEEKLY PRAYER SERVICES • DAILY MASS • ALL-SCHOOL MASSES • FORMAL PRAYER • MONTH-LONG SENIOR PROJECT • CLASS PASTORAL TEAMS • LITURGICAL MUSIC TEAM • QUARTERLY CLASS MASSES • 2-MINUTE DAILY EXAMEN OF CONSCIOUSNESS • 4-YEAR RETREAT PROGRAM • RECONCILIATION • REFLECTIONS • RETREATS • EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS • MISSION TRIPS • JESUITS • AMDG ST. LO UI S UN IVE RS IT Y HIGH 2021 VIE W BO O K

FRESHMEN 1 after-school service project each semester SOPHOMORES 10 hours of service of “presence” JUNIORS Voluntary year of service SENIORS 120-hour month-long service engagement at a local, national or international organization of their choice

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LEADERSHIP PURSUE YOUR INTERESTS Each Jr. Billiken is unique with a wide variety of interests and talents. Many of life’s most important lessons are taught outside the classroom. Opportunities for students to become leaders are unlimited. It’s also why our Jr. Bills form a deep sense of spirit and brotherhood—and have lots of fun—throughout their four years.

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Whether it’s attending a retreat, slapping on some blue paint and outrageous attire for a pep rally, or working on the student newspaper well into the night, SLUH provides opportunities for each student to define who they become.


ACADEMIC Arabic Club Chinese Club Clavius Project (Robotics) French Club Hack Club Ignatian Business Leaders Latin Club Math Club Medical Careers Club Mock Trial Club National Honor Society One-World Club Poetry Club Robobills Russian Club Scholar Bowl Shakespeare Contest Sisyphus Literary Magazine Spanish Club Speech Team STEAM Club Student-Teacher Association for Racial Studies (STARS)

SERVICE/SPIRITUAL Association for Cultural Enrichment at SLUH (ACES) Admissions Ambassadors Boy Scout Religious Awards Cannonball Club Community Service Program Liturgical Choir Men for Life Pastoral Teams President’s Ambassadors SLUH Students for Gender Equality (SLUH4GE) Sustainability Committee RECREATIONAL Anime Club Blues Club Bocce Ball Club Car Club Chess Club Circus Club Climbing Club Coffee Club

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Cooking Club Cricket Club eSports Fishing Club Gaelic Football Kahoot Club Lion Dance Club Outdoor Adventure Club Paintball Photography Club Ping Pong Club Rifle Ski Club Smash Club Sno Cone Club Staycation Strategy Board Game Club Tailgate Club Tea Club Weightlifting Club Wiffleball

CIVIC KINO Teens Mock Trial Club Model UN One World Young Conservatives Youth and Government Youth Leadership St. Louis CREATIVE/ARTS A Capella Club Architecture Club Art Club Choir Dauphin Players Gadfly Game Design Club Photography Prep News SLUH Crew SLUH Sports Network (SSN) SLUHTube Student Media Yearbook (The Dauphin)

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INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS PROGRAMS

BE PART OF THE TEAM! SLUH’s strong athletic tradition continues today with teams in 19 interscholastic sports programs. A founding member of the Metro Catholic Conference (MCC), SLUH has routinely captured the MCC All-Sports Trophy, awarded to the member school with the best varsity conference finish in all sports.

In the past 10 years, SLUH’s teams have had success at all levels. DISTRICT District tournament qualifying titles in Baseball (a remarkable 27 consecutive seasons), Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball and Water Polo. STATE Top 4 finishes at state tournaments for teams in Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Ice Hockey, Inline Hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rifle, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, and Water Polo. Top 10 individual finish in Cross Country, Tennis singles, Rifle, Swimming, Track, and Wrestling. NATIONAL Ranking in Baseball, Cross Country, Rifle, and Soccer. The Racquetball team has won eight consecutive national championships.

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STRONG ATHLETIC TRADITION

BASEBALL • BASKETBALL • CROSS COUNTRY • ESPORTS • FOOTBALL • GOLF • ICE HOCKEY • INLINE HOCKEY • LACROSSE • RACQUETBALL • RIFLE • RUGBY • SOCCER • SWIMMING & DIVING • TENNIS • TRACK & FIELD • ULTIMATE FRISBEE • VOLLEYBALL • WATER POLO • WRESTLING

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COMMUNITY DEVELOP LIFE-LONG FRIENDSHIPS AND CONNECTIONS SLUH’s tradition has been, and its vision remains, that Jesuit education be available to talented students from all backgrounds. Our students come from 95 different zip codes and 171 grade schools on both sides of the river and internationally. Their parents range from corporate executives and university professors, to plumbers and cab drivers. While these young men live miles apart, in two-story homes and single-room apartments, they share one common theme: they have great intellectual ability and desire to become Men for Others.

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15,000+ LIVING ALUMNI

PARENTS The parents not only support their sons in their school endeavors, but also support the institution by donating their skills, talents, time and resources to organize a wide range of social and fundraising events, as well as service‑oriented activities.

ALUMNI Since its founding in 1818, SLUH has graduated thousands of young men who are now vital constituents within our school community. There are over 15,000 living alumni and many remain very involved, supporting the school in countless ways. SLUH’s alumni have distinguished themselves in professional fields such as religion, government, social work, medicine, law, business, engineering, sports and education.

FACULTY AND STAFF SLUH faculty and staff are dedicated, competent men and women who have the success and well-being of the students as the focus of their work. Jesuit priests and scholastics continue to serve the school as teachers, counselors and administrators. They serve as teachers, coaches, club moderators and mentors who are committed to the vision of St. Ignatius: to lead students to knowledge, love and the service of God.

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91 TEACHERS, 4 ADMINISTRATORS 103 MASTER’S DEGREES, 7 PH.D.’S 8 COUNSELORS, 2 LIBRARIANS 2 LEARNING CONSULTANTS 4 JESUITS

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EQUITY AND INCLUSION SLUH is committed to cultivating an environment of involvement, respect and connection, where the richness of ideas, backgrounds and perspectives are harnessed to create lasting value for all in our community. Following are a few, among many, ways we foster a school climate in which equity and inclusion are shared and celebrated guiding values.

ADULTS

SCHOOLWIDE

• Equity & Inclusion Committee • Civil Rights & Human Dignity Curriculum Institute • 2 Directors for diversity programs • Board of Trustees Subcommittee on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

• PACES (Parents Association for Cultural Enrichment at SLUH) • Voices of SLUH • Black History Month Celebration • Billz II Men • STARS (Student-Teacher Association for Racial Studies)

STUDENTS • ACES (Association for Cultural Enrichment at SLUH) • SLUH4GE (SLUH Students for Gender Equality) • Anti-Racist Coalition • Asian Student Alliance • Black Student Alliance • Hispanos y Latinos Unidos • Ongoing Conversations

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Learn about SLUH’s mission to create a school climate in which equity and inclusion are shared and celebrated.


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SPIRIT LIVE LIKE A JR. BILLIKEN Whether playing in the game or cheering on his fellow Jr. Billikens from the sidelines, your son is guaranteed a front-row seat for an incomparable display of Jr. Billiken spirit.

“THE SPIRIT AT SLUH IS PALPABLE, IT’S REAL AND YOU CAN FEEL IT IN A CLASS, JUST WALKING DOWN THE HALLWAYS OR AT A FOOTBALL GAME.” – AJ THOMPSON, ‘22 PRESIDENT, STUCO WELCOME WEEK • SPIRIT WEEK • MISSION WEEK • RUNNING OF THE BILLS • BACK TO SCHOOL MIXER • FRESHMAN FUN DAY • SENIOR PROM • FOOD DRIVE • FALL BALL • DRIVE FOR THE HOMELESS • BELLY BRIGADE • ANNUAL BILLIES AWARDS • KINO WEEK • PAINT IT PINK • SNOW BALL • NO SHAVE NOVEMBER • 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS • JUNIOR JANUARY • CANDY GRAMS • BLUE CREW 28


THE RUNNING OF THE BILLS!

Each fall, freshmen paint themselves blue and, for the first time as Jr. Billikens, cheer on their team. It is a memorable experience for all and quite a sight to see. This has become the official “Welcome” of our new students to the school community.

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FINANCIAL ACCESSIBILITY

Learn more about affording SLUH.

TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

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We conduct needs-blind admissions to admit students based on their ability to succeed rather than their economic circumstances.

2021-22 Tuition: $18,700 Actual cost to educate: $20,709

SLUH utilizes the FACTS Tuition Management System which you can access at admissions.sluh.org. Besides income (both taxable and non-taxable), we take into account assets, expenses, liabilities and the number of children attending Catholic schools (K-12). We encourage families to bring any special circumstances to our attention, recognizing that each case is unique.

2020-21 Financial Aid Awards - $4.6 million 47% of young men receive aid Awards range from $1000 - full tuition + Average award of $10,100 100% students awarded aid participate in the work grant program


MERIT SCHOLARS PROGRAM

SLUH offers a Merit Scholars Program that deepens our commitment to financial accessibility and intellectual excellence. This program provides both academic merit recognition and partial tuition, annual-renewable awards based on scores achieved on our mandatory Scholastic High School Placement test for all freshman applicants.

Fr. Gerald “Gerry” Sheahan, SJ Scholars are designated based on their mandatory Scholastic High School Placement Test (HSPT) scores. Applicants who score in the top 5% qualify for the following scholarships: • $5,000 award for a score of 99 percentile in Total Basic Skills • $4,500 award for a score of 98 percentile in Total Basic Skills • $4,000 award for a score of 97 percentile in Total Basic Skills • $3,500 award for a score of 96 percentile in Total Basic Skills • $3,000 award for a score of 95 percentile in Total Basic Skills

Fr. Claude Heithaus, SJ Scholars represent top Scholastic High School Placement Test scoring black and minority applicants not named Fr. Sheahan Scholars. The scholarship awards range from $3,000 to $5,000 depending on the HSPT score.

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INQUIRE ADMISSIONS CRITERIA In making decisions, the Admissions Committee will carefully review your application. We want to ensure that you will thrive in our academic environment and enhance life at SLUH. Your acceptance will be based on the consideration of many factors, including but not limited to:

• Strong academic performance in grades 6, 7 & 8 • High achievement on standardized tests (top quartile) • Exemplary conduct and effort in the classroom • Leadership potential (as demonstrated through your involvement in co-curriculars and community service) • Commitment to a Catholic education and regular practice of faith • Family Interview All admissions events and process information can be found at admissions.sluh.org

ACADEMIC CONSULTATION We are here to help. Families who feel like a one-on-one meeting to discuss unique circumstances or next-step conversations would be beneficial are invited to schedule a meeting with our admissions staff. Email us at admissions@sluh.org and we’ll connect via phone or Zoom.

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VISIT SEE FOR YOURSELF We love visitors and have many opportunities for you to get to know us, from our annual Open House to our Shadow@SLUH program and countless other on-campus and virtual events.

GO TO ADMISSIONS.SLUH.ORG TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR ADMISSIONS EVENTS AND TO CREATE YOUR ONLINE ADMISSIONS ACCOUNT

SLUH Calendar Visit sluh.org/calendar for our campus events that are open to the public.

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APPLY APPLICATION PROCESS SLUH follows the traditional St. Louis Archdiocese 8th grade admissions process of a November application with a late January/early February decision. We also accept applications from qualified freshmen and transfer students on a rolling basis. Create your SLUH Admissions Account at apply.sluh.org for:

• Admissions Visit and Event Registration • Online Application • Family Interview Scheduling • Freshman Admission Letters • Freshman Admitted Student Information Decision letters, preliminary financial aid awards and enrollment information will be available on Friday, January 28th.

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WE WELCOME YOU TO SLUH AND CAN’T WAIT TO MEET YOU! Start your application journey here.


FRESHMAN APPLICATION PROCESS SLUH follows the traditional St. Louis Archdiocese 8th grade admissions timeline if you desire an admissions decision, preliminary financial aid award, merit scholar announcement and enrollment information by late January/early February. We also accept applications from qualified applicants on a rolling basis as space is available.

The steps of the application process should be completed as follows: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

SLUH Online Admissions Account SLUH Online Application Transcript Release Family Interview Scholastic High School Placement Test

TRANSFER APPLICATION PROCESS SLUH welcomes applications from qualified 9th and 10th grade boys in the spring and summer of each year. Students are accepted on a rolling admissions basis. We do not consider transfer students for mid-year enrollment or into grade 12.

The steps of the application process should be completed as follows: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Transcript Submission for Current & Previous Two Years SLUH Online Admissions Account SLUH Online Application Family Interview

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CONTACT Director of Admissions Ann Murphy (314) 269-2097 amurphy@sluh.org

Assistant Director of Admissions Adam Cruz (314) 269-2096 acruz@sluh.org

Director of Financial Aid Craig Hannick (314) 269-2098 channick@sluh.org

Admissions Coordinator Jennifer Thomas (314) 269-2099 jthomas@sluh.org

Director of Global Education Rob Chura (314) 269-2022 rchura@sluh.org

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