Chaminade College Preparatory School

425 South Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131
Tel: 314-692-6640
  • Chaminade College Preparatory School is a Catholic school in the Marianist tradition for boys grades 6-12. Chaminade's excellent academic program begins with our Pre-AP curriculum in our Middle School. Chaminade offers 26 Advanced Placement courses as well as 60 college credit courses through the University of Missouri and St. Louis University. 75% of our graduating seniors enter college with credit. Chaminade students learn to live remarkably through our numerous acitivies and athletics, as well as our Experiential Education program that takes our young men out into the world. The third hallmark of the Chaminade experience is our Character formation. Chaminade devotes signficant, consistent rescources to developing key relationships between students and faculty through our House System program. As a Catholic community in the Marianist tradition, Chaminade embraces students of all cultures and faiths. We are a school specializing in educating young men. WE ARE CHAMINADE.

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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Chaminade College Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 6-12 9-12
School Type All-boys Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Catholic Non-denominational
Year Founded 1910 1910
Campus Size 55 acres 105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 815 students 298 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
Average ACT score 27 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(polo shirt, khaki pants, tennis shoes)
Average Class Size 17 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:9 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 26 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $13 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(7 Day Boarding)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$18,564 $28,500
Tuition international students $38,454 $47,000
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $6,500 $21,582
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsMrs. Dianne Dunning-Gill
Mark E. Baczynski
Associate Director of AdmissionsErik Carretero

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 26 16
CoursesA.P. Biology, A.P. Calculus AB, A.P. Calculus BC, A.P. Chemistry, A.P. Comparative Government / Politics, A.P. Computer Science, A.P. English Language, A.P. English Literature, A.P. European History, A.P. French Language, A.P. Latin: Vergil, A.P. Macroeconomics, A.P. Microeconomics, A.P. Music Theory, A.P. Physics B, A.P. Psychology, A.P. Spanish Language, A.P. Statistics, A.P. Studio Art, A.P. U.S. Government & Politics, A.P. U.S. History, A.P. World History


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 19 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Diving, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 27 23
ExtracurricularsAmerican Youth Foundation, Art Club, Band ensembles, Bocce Ball, Chess Club, Choir, CSPN (Chaminade TV station), Diversity Club, Drama Club, Earth Club, Fellowship of Christians at Universities and Schools (FOCUS), Literary magazine, Marianist Life Community, Math Honor Society, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Newspaper, Outdoors Club, Photography Club, Pro-Life Club, Rocket Club, Scholar Bowl, Service Club, Speech & Debate Team, Student Ambassadors,

School Notes

  • Chaminade College Preparatory School is an independent Catholic School for young men in Grades 6-12. The school bears the name of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, a priest who lived during the era of the French Revolution and who founded the religious order known as the Society of Mary (Marianists). The school maintains an active relationship with this Society through governance structures and the employment of lay and religious Marianists committed to a conscious effort to keep alive the most fundamental traits of Marianist spirituality in all aspects of the institution's functioning. These traits include a deep sense of "faith of the heart," a deep sense of "community" and a deep sense of "mission." It is the school's Marianist roots that cause it to emphasize growth in faith, the development of the whole person, and the cultivation of Gospel values in a nurturing environment. Much of the school's Catholic and Marianist approach is presented to students through the school's motto, "Esto Vir." This motto, which literally means, "Be a Man," is a challenge to maximize the potential of all the gifts and talents which God has placed in each individual and to cultivate human values all of which have their origin in the person and figure of Christ the "Perfect man." The motto helps to make it clear that education at Chaminade is much more than an academic undertaking; it is an endeavor that encompasses all aspects of the young man's being. In selecting Chaminade for their son's education or in allowing their son to select Chaminade, parents are invited to enter into a partnership with the school to help it realize its goal of holistic education. They attempt to involve themselves in the life of the school to the extent possible in their circumstances and reinforce in their home life many of the lessons the young men learn at school. True to Blessed Chaminade's vision, the faculty possesses a strong commitment to the total education of all students. As educators in the Catholic and Marianist tradition, they set for themselves the personal goal of modeling and communicating gospel values as norms of conduct. The faculty commitment to professional development through continuing education and the development of current best educational practices is strongly encouraged. The faculty is assisted in its mission by a wider variety of support staff who shares the commitment to foster the development of each student. While not as directly involved in the process of education, these staff members likewise attempt to model the values which Chaminade stands for and to help create the familial atmosphere that is so much a part of the school. Chaminade's academic structure develops students into individuals who think for themselves by providing an integrated middle school and high school program. This curriculum challenges students to take the knowledge given to them each day and recognize the moral and ethical implications of modern life. Throughout their Chaminade education, students receive the tools to become critical thinkers making informed choices. A wide range of athletic, cultural, social and religious activities is an integral part of the total education program. These activities can be key in allowing the individual student to cultivate his inherent skills, as well as to exercise initiative and responsibility. Discipline is often a necessary part of human growth and, when required, is administered in such a way as to enhance the personal growth of the students. Chaminade provides a disciplinary system which balances justice with mercy and develops personal responsibility. A Chaminade education brings the student into contact with the variety of communities of which he is a part: local, national, and global. He learns that he has a responsible role in each of them and that he must work for their betterment according to the Gospel values of justice, sacredness of human life, human dignity, and compassion. A variety of experiential opportunities are offered to help each young man discover the unique contribution he can make to the human endeavor. Through its resident program, Chaminade offers to students from around the world the benefit of a quality education while, at the same time, enriching the whole school community with the geographic and cultural diversity that these students bring. Through this diversity of the student body, as well as that of the faculty and staff, the young men are able to experience and value the great variety of gifts and talents among all of God's people. Chaminade strives to provide a holistic, high-caliber education grounded in faith, which prepares its students for success in college and in life. 
  • LD types supported: mild leraning differences supported w/learning consultant
  • School accreditations: Independent Schools Association of Central States, North Central Association
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