Rosati-Kain High School
4389 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: (314) 533-8513
Fax: (314) 533-1618
What is the admissions process?
Our admission process depends on what school you currently attend. Please click here to learn more about our admissions process.
I'm already in high school. Can I transfer to R-K?
Please click here to read about transfer student admissions
What is the tuition? What about scholarships and financial aid?
R-K has the most affordable tuition out of all the all-girls schools in the St. Louis area, and scholarships and financial aid are available. Please click here to read about our tuition, financial aid, and scholarship information.
What does it mean to be a Catholic school?
As a Catholic, Archdiocesan high school, R-K believes that students become their best selves through learning about and living in their faith. Monthly liturgies, days of reconciliation, and retreats are just a few of the spiritual activities that help students deepen their faith.
We also place an emphasis on peer ministry, meaning that students guide each other in faith. Working with R-K's campus minister, upperclassmen lead underclassmen during prayer days and retreats. This helps all students grow in faith together in a supportive environment.
Do I have to be Catholic to attend R-K?
Students of all faiths are invited to attend R-K. Religion is not a factor in determining acceptance. All students take Catholic theology classes and attend prayer activities, regardless of their religious affiliation.
Why aren't there boys?
R-K began as an all-girls school over 100 years ago and proudly continues in that tradition. Today, R-K readily embraces the opportunities - and addresses the challenges - presented by a single-sex school.
As a student, your time is focused on your academic and extra-curricular choices, which are essential to helping you become a young woman ready to face an ever-changing world community.
Does each student have to purchase a laptop?
R-K is not a laptop school; however, students have regular access to desktop computers. Each student is given a username and password to log on to any of the computers in the school. Students are also provided server space and a flash drive to save their work.
Who will be teaching me?
The young women at R-K have a dedicated faculty and staff of religious women and lay women and men. A majority of the faculty have advanced degrees.
How do students get to R-K?
The most popular method students use to get to R-K is carpooling. R-K students come from over 60 zip codes and over 100 grade schools. Chances are, there is an R-K girl in your area! At registration, students are given a list of students in their class along with their zip codes and phone numbers so families can set up carpools more easily. There is also a Metro bus stop at the corner of Lindell and Newstead, as well as a Metrolink stop a few blocks away from the school.
Where do students park?
R-K's parking lot is located one block west of R-K on the Cathedral campus. The lot accommodates all students who need to drive and is free for the students.
What if I can't pick my daughter up right after school?
The school hours are 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Before school, the café opens at 6:30 a.m. and the rest of the school building opens at 7:30 a.m. After school, the school building is open until 3:30 p.m. After that, students can wait for rides in a room moderated by an adult until 5:00 p.m. Many of the clubs and organizations also meet after school.
What about safety?
The Central West End is a safe, enriching neighborhood near many cultural and education institutions, including St. Louis University, Washington University, and Forest Park. R-K takes many precautions to ensure the safety of our students:
- All doors except for the front doors are locked during the school day.
- All visitors have to check in with the front office and wear a visitor nametag.
- The parking lot ensures that all students are parked in the same area.
- The administration communicates regularly with police regarding special events at R-K or any safety concerns.
Where do your sports teams play?
R-K offers 11 different sports. The basketball, volleyball, dance, and cheerleading teams practice and play at R-K. The rest of teams use facilities around the area, such as Forest Park. Most of the students carpool to those fields for practice and games.
Is there a service requirement?
Yes. The school year for the juniors ends two weeks earlier than the freshmen and sophomores. They spend these two weeks completing 40 hours of service at an approved location of their choosing. They then return to school at the end of the two weeks to reflect. After that, the juniors have the rest of the summer to complete 35 more hours of service. All students have countless opportunities to do service for their school and their community through school events and different clubs and organizations.