If it’s possible to describe the Rockhurst experience in just six words, these sum it up best. For more than 100 years, Rockhurst High School has been a place where boys become young men, with minds, bodies, and souls prepared for the challenges of college and life beyond.
Rockhurst challenges students with a rigorous academic program in the classical Jesuit tradition. Today, that tradition continues through a comprehensive study of the liberal arts and a strong commitment to the Jesuit mission of service to the church and community.
Here, we strive to develop “men for others”, men distinguished by their competence, conscience and compassion.
Rockhurst teaches its students to do everything "ad majorem dei gloriam", which means "for the greater glory of God". The school offers gatherings and retreats throughout the year for students, parents and alumni. Learn More
"Here at Rockhurst, boys are formed into young men who are challenged to reach their God-given potential."
Carla Riganti Russell
"Sending our sons to Rockhurst High School was one of the best gifts we could give them and one of the best investments we could make in their futures. While a sacrifice financially, we knew it was the right decision."
“The teachers and coaches here go above and beyond the standard for the students. Whether it’s getting to school at 6 a.m. to help prepare students for a test or opening the weight room for offseason workouts, they go out of their way for us.”
“The teachers and coaches are truly passionate about what they do and it shows in how invested they are in the students’ success.”
"Looking back, the things that stand out the most about Rockhurst High School are the faculty's commitment to students, as well as the constant demand for excellence and hard work."
"Goodness and joy emanate from the walls of Rockhurst High School. After years of teaching here, I have learned it is not the walls - it is the students. They are good and they are filled with joy."
Happening at Rockhurst
Rockhurst students and community members are challenged to aim for the "magis", or "more". This means going above and beyond the status quo. See how some Hawklets are doing that today.
Rockhurst is the only Jesuit Catholic private college preparatory school in the Kansas City area.
On average, Rockhurst students earn a score of 27.5 on the ACT.
Annually, 99% of Rockhurst graduates attend a four-year college or university.
At Rockhurst, 47% of all students receive $2.7 million in financial assistance.
Daily morning Mass is offered during the school year, and students pause for all-school prayer every morning, midday and afternoon.
More than 60 clubs, activities and sports are offered at Rockhurst.
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