Students attend Rockhurst from throughout the Kansas City area and beyond, because a Jesuit education offers more than an excellent college preparatory curriculum. No matter which school or part of town they come from, graduates leave Rockhurst as academically competent, open to growth, loving and aware of God in their lives and the world. It all starts with the admission process!

Applying to Rockhurst

For most prospective students, the application process begins in the fall of their 8th grade year. The application, including a parent’s letter of recommendation, are due in mid-December. Each applicant must take the High School Placement Test in either December or January. The transcript and a school recommendation form, from a student’s current school, are due in mid-January.

Kansas City’s Jesuit High School

Rockhurst draws an ethnically and socio-economically diverse student body:

      • The student body comes from 95 area zip codes
      • 53% of the students live in Missouri and 47% live in Kansas
      • The student body represents more than 120 area elementary and junior high schools
      • The current freshman class entered from 29 private and 29 public middle schools
      • 18% of the student body are self-identified students of minority racial backgrounds

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Rockhurst High School’s financial commitment enables student attendance from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. In the 2018-19 school year, 46% of students received $2.4 million in financial aid.

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Admissions Calendar

Night at The Rock
Tues, October 15
Rose Theater
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 pm

Open House

Sunday, October 27
Barry Commons
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Priority Application Deadline*
December 13, 2019

Priority Financial Aid Application Deadline* 
December 13, 2019

Placement Test
2 Dates Available -                 
McGee Hall
Check in at 8 a.m.
Testing begins at 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, December 7
Saturday, January 11

Transcripts Due
January 17

Teacher Recommendation Due (1)
January 17

Decision Letters Mailed
February 14

Enrollment Contract Due
March 6

Class of 2024 Registration
March 3 or March 4

Qualifying Exams
April 25 and/or May 2

Contact Department

Mr. Michael Comiskey '03
Director of Admissions & Marketing
(816) 363-2036 x559

Mr. Jack Reichmeier '73

Director of Financial Aid
(816) 363-2036 x558

Mrs. Beth Jerome
Assistant Director of Admissions & Marketing
(816) 363-2036 x557

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Rockhurst High School

Established in 1910 - Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

9301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO 64114-3299     816.363.2036