Rockhurst High School

Faith-based • 9-12
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Our Mission

Rockhurst High School serves the greater Kansas City area by educating Ignatian leaders, “men for others”, in the Roman Catholic, Jesuit college preparatory tradition. In the spirit of Saint Ignatius Loyola, 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.

Tuition Amount: $16,575
NO Transportation provided
After-Care only

Points of Pride

Rockhurst's 900 students come from 95 zip codes and 115 grade/middle schools.
Rockhurst was the first STEM accredited high school in Missouri or Kansas.
Forty-seven percent of Rockhurst students received a total of $2.7 million in financial aid for the 2021-2022 school year

Rockhurst High School

9301 State Line Rd
Kansas City, MO 64114
816-363-2036
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Website: http://www.kcpublicschools.org/Page/2654
Director of Admissions: Michael Comiskey
mcomiskey@rockhursths.edu
Apply to Rockhurst High
Apply: https://www.rockhursths.edu/admissions
Rockhurst High School

School Details

Year Established: 1910
Total Enrollment: 900
School Type: Faith-based
School Hours: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tuition

Tuition Amount: $16,575

Demographics

Feeder Schools

0.0%
Receive Special Ed Services
0.0%
English Language Learners

Specialized Programs

  • Advanced Placement
  • College Prep
  • Religious

Arts Programs

  • Band
  • Ceramics
  • Choir
  • Costume Design
  • Drawing
  • Drum/Percussion
  • Film
  • Instrumental Music
  • Jazz
  • Literature
  • Orchestra
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Poetry
  • Visual Arts
  • Vocal Music

Sports Programs

  • Baseball
  • Basketball (Boys)
  • Cheerleading (Boys)
  • Cross Country (Boys)
  • Diving (Boys)
  • Football
  • Golf (Boys)
  • Lacrosse (Boys)
  • Soccer (Boys)
  • Swimming (Boys)
  • Tennis (Boys)
  • Track and Field (Boys)
  • Volleyball (Boys)
  • Weight Lifting (Boys)
  • Wrestling (Boys)

Clubs & Activities

  • Asian Culture Club
  • Book Club
  • Chess Club
  • Coding
  • Culinary Arts
  • Debate
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Club
  • Future Business Leaders
  • Journalism/Newspaper
  • Math Team
  • National Honor Society
  • Peer Counseling
  • Robotics
  • Spirit Squad
  • Student Government

Social Services

  • College Advising
  • School Counselor
  • School Lunch
  • School Nurse
  • Uniform Closet

Family Engagement

  • Evening Family Events
  • Family Appreciation Events
  • Parent Communication App
  • Parent Education Programs
  • Parent-Community Association
  • Parent-Teacher Association
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Schoolwide Volunteers

Application Details

Although many schools have application deadlines, most continue to accept applications for available seats on an ongoing basis.

Application Open: October 1, 2021
Application Close: December 17, 2021
Offer Date: February 12, 2021

How to Apply

The application, including a parent’s letter of recommendation, are due in mid-December. Each applicant must take the High School Placement Test on December 11, 2021. The transcript and a school recommendation form, from a student’s current school, are due in mid-January.

Apply to Rockhurst High
Apply: https://www.rockhursths.edu/admissions

Enrollment Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Birth Certificate
  • Current Immunization Record or Religious Exemption Statement
  • Most recent report card/transcript (not required for kindergarten applicants)

Public schools also require:

  • Proof of Address (also called “Proof of Residency”)
  • Parent or guardian photo ID

Please note that private schools are not required to participate in these exams.

Kristine Penn, Former Rockhurst Parent

Our family chose Rockhurst based on its reputation for developing leaders, a strong Catholic faith, and rigorous academics.

Rockhurst has surpassed all of my expectations. My son continues to grow in his faith with the opportunities RHS provides, daily mass before school, all school masses, class masses, adoration, and reconciliation. The Jesuits have a strong presence. He has also been challenged in all of his classes.

Rockhurst offers a wide range of activities including athletics, theater, robotics, debate, and music. My son had the opportunity to travel to Italy with the school choir and sing at the Vatican, an experience he will never forget.

School facilities: The chapel is front and center of the building. The students love the new Learning Commons. It creates a true sense of community as it is a place where students can gather at any time during the school day.

The parent association is very active and there are many opportunities for parent involvement.

Students come from 115 different grade schools and 95 zip codes. RHS has a diverse student population, and 47 percent of the students receive financial aid.