Rockhurst High School

Faith-based • 9-12

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
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Director of Admissions: Michael Comiskey
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School Details

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


Tuition Amount: $16,575


Feeder Schools

Receive Special Ed Services
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)
  • 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: September 29, 2023

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in Rockhurst High School, Kansas City’s all-male, Jesuit, Catholic, college preparatory high school.
The Admissions Portal for the class of 2028 will open Friday, September 29th.

  • MyRock Portal

    Create a MyRock account, to keep track and operate the Rockhurst application process. The MyRock Portal will open on September 29, 2023.
  • Current Teacher Recommendation Form

    Available through your MyRock account checklist, the teacher recommendation form is digital, and can be emailed directly through the portal.
  • Transcript Release Form

    For 8th grade applicants, upon submission of the transcript release form to your current school, they will forward your records, 7th and 8th grade transcripts and any standardized tests to Rockhurst. Please note, the transcripts may be sent after the completion of your 8th grade first semester.  This form is available to download from the application checklist. Please sign and submit to your son’s current school.
  • High School Placement Test (HSPT)

    The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is required for all 8th grade applicants to Rockhurst High School.
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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.