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 personal essay from the student and parent’s letter of recommendation, are due in mid-December. Each applicant must take the placement test, usually given the second Saturday of January.  Transcript and 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 127 area elementary and junior high schools
      • The current freshman class entered from 29 private and 26 public middle schools
      • 20% 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 2016-17 school year, 43% of students received $2.2 million in financial aid.

Admissions Calendar

Open House
Sunday, October 30
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Completed Applications Due
December 15 - Deadline Extended

Financial Aid Applications Due 
April 1

Placement Test
2 Dates Available - McGee Hall

Check in at 8 a.m.
Testing begins at 8:30 a.m.

Saturday, December 10
Saturday, January 7

Transcripts Due
January 16

Teacher Recommendation Due (1)
January 16

Decision Letters Mailed
February 17

Enrollment Contract Due
March 8

Class of 2020 Registration
March 6 or March 8

Qualifying Exams
April 29 and May 6

Contact Department

Mr. Jack Reichmeier
Director of Admission and
Financial Aid
(816) 363-2036 x558

Mrs. Tara Hall
Assistant Director of Admission and 
Financial Aid
(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