Admissions at The Rock

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! 

Interested in Rockhurst?

For incoming students, the admissions process can start as early as fifth grade. If you or your student are just begining the high school search, please click the below to fill out an inquiry form which will connect you to all things RHS admissions. Be sure to check out our events tab for upcoming admissions events.

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 (HSPT), given in December and January. The middle school transcript and school recommendation form from the applicant’s current school are due in mid-January.

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2019-2020 Admissions Calendar

Kansas City’s Jesuit High School

Rockhurst draws an ethnically and socio-economically diverse student body

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  • 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 115 area elementary and junior high schools

  • The current freshman class entered from 29 private and 29 public middle schools

  • 21% of the student body are self-identified students of minority racial backgrounds