Education at The Rock

An education from Rockhurst High School is unlike any other in the Kansas City area.  A holistic, faith-based education, in the best traditions of the Catholic Church and the Jesuit Order, is at the heart of the student experience.  From what is taught, to how we teach it, everything at Rockhurst is geared to preparing young men for college and as leaders for the rest of their lives as men of competence, conscience, and compassion.

Well Rounded, Well Respected

The rigorous college preparatory curriculum is designed to challenge even the best student and bring out the best in every graduate. It requires mastering a broad course of studies, but also forming good study habits, stimulating critical thinking and developing the writing, speaking and visual skills necessary for the challenges of today’s world — and tomorrow’s.

Educating Excellence

As Kansas City’s Jesuit high school, Rockhurst nurtures excellence in our students, in both the mind and the heart. Service to others, participatory learning, and the development of Christian leaders guides every aspect of the school's curricular and co-curricular activities.

INSIDE THE CLASSROOM

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  • 99% of graduates attend a four-year college or university

  • 30% of all classrooms are Active Learning Classrooms

  • 12:1 student to faculty ratio

  • First STEM accredited high school in Missouri or Kansas

  • Average ACT score over the last five years is 27.0

  • All freshmen learn how to code in Computer Programming

  • Eight members of the Class of 2019 were recognized as National Merit Finalists and Commended Students

  • 20 Advanced Placement (AP) course offerings

  • Nineteen members of the Class of 2019 were AP Scholars; 12 were AP Scholars with Honor; two were AP Scholars with Distinction

Department Contacts

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  • Photo of Michael Wickenhauser

    Mr. Michael "Mike" Wickenhauser 

    Assistant Principal for Curriculum, Instruction and Supervision
    (816) 363-2036 Ext 546
  • Photo of Scott Reagan

    Mr. Scott Reagan 

    Academic Services Coordinator/Teacher
    (816) 363-2036 Ext 529
  • Photo of Theresa Fessler

    Mrs. Theresa Fessler 

    Registrar/Academic Coordinator
    (816) 363-2039 Ext 577