Making Your Way Through The Application Process: A Guide For Parents And Students

We recognize that there are anxious moments as a parent as you stare over a blank application form or prepare to send their child off to a “foreign” school for a campus visit. Perhaps you wished, as have many parents before you, that there was someone who could give you the inside scoop and tell you how the process works, what to do in a handful of tense situations and what each individual school is looking for in a student.

Our “Thinking About Priory?” booklet is our attempt to do just that for parents like you who are considering our School for your son. Think of it as your “How To Apply To Priory” guidebook that leads you through the process and helps you understand more about our School, what we are seeking in a candidate and, most importantly, whether Priory is a good fit for your son.

What we want for each boy who comes to look at Priory is really rather simple: We want your son to be HAPPY and SUCCESSFUL. What’s more, we truly hope that he can find that happiness and success at Priory.  But we also know that Priory isn’t the right spot for every boy. We consider it our distinct privilege to help you sift through the information, give you whatever guidance we can and help you to make the most informed decision possible.  

In the end, we place our trust in Christ, relying on Him to direct us all, and confident that He will bring to fruition His will for each young man who stands excitedly on the threshold of his future, eagerly waiting to fulfill his full potential as a child of God. Through it all, please be assured of our prayers.  

Please click HERE if you would like a copy of this helpful and informative booklet.



Please join us on Sunday, November 10, 2013. The program begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Kevin Kline Theatre of the High School.



Join us for one of these informal gatherings and find answers to your questions.

    COME…to Priory’s campus and learn more about our traditions and heritage.

    HEAR…from parents, students, faculty and alumni about our curriculum and programs.

    ASK…about what matters most to you and learn about the Admissions process.

    TELL…us about your son and begin to determine if Priory is a good “fit.”

CHAT Dates:

  • Wednesday, October 16, 8:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, October 24, 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 14, 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 20, 8:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, December 5, 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 11, 8:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, December 17, 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, January 7, 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, January 15, 8:00 a.m.

Please join us! RSVP to 314-434-3690 x101 is appreciated but not required.  

  • Both parents and students welcome. The program should last a little more than an hour and refreshments will be served. We are happy to include a campus tour if the schedule permits.
  • All “C.H.A.T. Sessions” will be held in the Switzer House on the Priory campus, just west of the Junior School.
  • For directions, call Admissions at (314) 434-3690 x101 or click here.


    Saturday, December 7, 2013
    8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Hosted by Saint Louis Priory School
    Grade Five to Twelve Applicants (Standard Testing ONLY)
    Alternative dates are available at other independent schools

Admission Application Deadline
    Friday, January 17, 2014

Financial Aid Application Deadline
    Friday, January 17, 2014
    Further details on Financial Aid requirements and deadlines
    are available from the Priory Admission Office

Notification Date
    Admission Decision Letters Mailed Thursday, March 13, 2014

Enrollment Contract Return Deadline
    Friday, April 4, 2014

General Admissions Campus Map

 Click on the map for a larger version or click here to download a PDF suitable for printing.



Thank you for your interest in Saint Louis Priory School,
and in learning what it takes to Be a Rebel.

Father Linus

Who are "the Rebels?" The Rebels are more than the approximately 425 boys at Priory; our parents must be given due credit as Rebels themselves for they form the matrix that supports these boys. Rebel parents share traditional values they wish to foster in their sons, boys who carry a little bit of a rebellious spirit that needs to be tempered, formed and honed.
Our skilled teachers are also Rebels, many of whom were once Rebels themselves. At heart, all our teachers are rebels with a cause, for they chose the noble profession of teaching so as to help form strong, independent men.
Finally, the most rebellious of the Rebels are the holy monks. They have chosen an uncommon life, a life of prayer in service to the Church through which they champion the causes of Truth and Love. In their zeal for Jesus Christ, the monks labor for the Rebel cause. They serve Priory boys now and have committed to this campus, this monastery, to be here always to serve Rebel alumni and their families.
I invite you to visit us...and Be a Rebel.
Father Linus Dolce, Ph.D.

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