Through its various programs and activities, Rockhurst High School aids in the total development of its students, according to the Graduation-at-Graduation Profile. St. Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuit order, challenges us to view creation as a gift, to revel in its discovery, and to work within ourselves to draw people closer to God.
While academic excellence is the hallmark of the school, Rockhurst is equally committed to providing an experience of excellence through student activities by which students experience “the tasting of things” as part of creation. High school students have a real need for opportunities in which they can explore, excel, make friends, learn, and give expression to their talents and abilities.
Rockhurst’s student activities program is designed to provide all students with this opportunity to share with the larger community his God-given gifts and to develop them further. Rockhurst’s programming of athletics, clubs, and other student activities aim to be truly co-curricular, i.e., equal partners to academic course work that support and advance the goals of the Graduate-at-Graduation Profile.
Vision Statement for Rockhurst Co-Curriculars (non-athletic)
RHS co-curriculars will be areas of student life that extend Rockhurst’s Catholic, Jesuit school curriculum beyond its classroom to aid in the total development of its students.
Mission Statement for Rockhurst Co-Curriculars (non-athletic)
In the spirit of its Jesuit tradition, RHS co-curriculars bring students to affective experiences in which they explore personal interests and develop talents both latent and active. Its activities foster student collaboration, friendships, and leadership as students become men of competence, compassion, and conscience in the spirit of the grad-at-grad.
In addition to the student clubs and activites listed below, Rockhurst also has 11 sports programs (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swim & dive, tennis, track & field, wrestling) run by the Athletic Department, and you can find out more about those sports under "Athletics".