Chaminade College Preparatory School
Chaminade College Preparatory School is a Catholic, Marianist, day and resident program for 800 male students in grades 6-12. It is sponsored by the Society of Mary (Marianists) and is located in St. Louis, Missouri only ten minutes from Lambert St. Louis International Airport. Students come from throughout the United States and around the world and reside in Canning Hall which accommodates up to 65 residents.
Over 99% of Chaminade graduates are accepted to US universities and four-year colleges. Chaminade is fully accredited by Independent School Association Central States (ISACS) and offers over 40 college credit courses.
Chaminade faculty and resident staff members encourage and nurture each student to prepare them for college and life. Chaminade is dedicated to educating the whole man, thus our motto, “Esto Vir” – “Be a Man”. A blend of study, work, play and prayers seeks to create a family like atmosphere so young men can develop a balanced attitude toward life. We foster a young man’s intellect, his spiritual and physical development and his individual interests.
Resident students are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities including 17 varsity sports, drama productions and a band program, all of which have won regional or national acclaim. Students also participate in over 30 organizations including chess club, newspaper, yearbook and rocket club. All students receive a laptop computer when they arrive. The entire campus and dorm is wireless and there is a laptop repair center located on campus. School facilities such as the pool, gyms, weight room and game rooms are available to the residents.
The St. Louis is the home of the St. Louis Cardinals, Rams and Blues and several world class museums. Resident students participate in other weekend excursions to professional sporting, fine arts and community events. Weekends programs also include the Outdoor Experiences Club where resident students embark on adventures in Missouri including hiking, caving, kayaking camping trips, and visiting historical landmarks. Host families organize social gatherings throughout the year especially for the resident students.
The Esto Vir International Program begins in early August and is focused primarily on English assessment and instruction but it also contains facets of orientation to our school such as English and Math placement testing, laptop orientation, House System introduction, academic and college counseling and health services. The program provides time for students to settle into their new environment while enhancing their English verbal and composition abilities.