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Chaminade College Prep School

Private | 6-12 | 789 students


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Posted June 16, 2014

Chaminade is one of the last REAL Catholic schools in the US today. Here, boys literally become men through the traditional education developed by the Church with centuries of proven success. To put it simply, Chaminade is the perfect school for developing one's spiritual and mental conviction. I do not know a single graduate who cannot be compared to with not only the most successful and beneficial people of the earth, but the happiest as well. In a time where postmodern society is declaring Christianity obsolete, the men who graduate carry a two names which hold weight: their own and Chaminade's.

Posted April 1, 2014

Chaminade is a wonderful place where the full potential is extracted from its students. I am currently a sophomore and I love it here. Chaminade really makes family spirit a priority. If you are interested in getting at getting the best education and experience in St. Louis or abroad look no further.

Posted February 26, 2014

I am an 8th Grader going into highschool next year, and a review I saw on here was definitely like a hater on Chaminade. As most of the kids here are very wealthy, there only a handful that are stuck up and snobby. Some of the nicest kids go here, and the majority of your class will be there to help you if you are there to help them. As long as you are nice to others, somebody and usually more than one person will be behind your back. Not to mention we have countless extra curricular clubs and sports that I don't even know of. Also some of the best and amiable teachers in the area work here. The academic expectation is pretty high, but if you can, I think you should definitely at least come and tour Chaminade for half a day.

Posted December 9, 2013

I am a sophomore currently attending this school. I am different from most students there. The places I have lived give me a great diversity for appreciation of life. I have lived in both a big city and a small town, so I have a wide viewpoint on this. This school, in my honest, opinion is one of the most two-faced, fake schools I have ever heard of. What they advertise and what they teach are two completely different things. They do not emphasize the practice of their "marianist faith" but rather talk about it without acting it out in every day life. All the kids, with the exception of a few, are stuck up, rich kids who have no appreciation for anything. They have always had everything handed to or bought for them. Come sit in on a real class and you'll see how the kids act up and don't pay attention. It's basically a special ed. school for kids who can afford it and don't have a mental disability. The sports are not what you want here either. The A.D. has no say in anything. Always being told what to do by coaches, teachers, etc. I personally had to quit playing a sport because of the idiotic coach. If you're looking for a good, normal high school experience Chaminade is not it.

Posted November 7, 2011

My son is a sophomore is year. He started as a freshman. Being in a school who takes the higher level student, brings good conversations in the classes and the students work to continue to achieve good grades. Chaminade is not a "Boys school", it is a "School for boys". The teacher's truly understand how to educate boys. Their motto is "Esto Vir"; Be a Man. The boys are some of the nicest and politist kids I have ever met. The music program is outstanding. Come for a visit, we are glad we did!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 15, 2010

Great School. Big amount of money to go to this school but it is worth it!
—Submitted by a student

Posted January 8, 2010

I don't believe the school lives up to its' reputation. What they advertise, and what they practice, are two different things. It is eletist, and more concerned with money than christian values or gender specific education. For the tuition, the value is just not there. They are constantly asking for more money!
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 7, 2009

My son graduated from Chaminade in 2008. He was able to take classes not typically offered at other schools, which gained him great scholarships in college. Also, the staff certainly knows how to take care of boys. Their 'one size doesnt fit all' approach is second to none. The house system is also a great way for young men to become leaders amongst peers.
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Posted August 25, 2008

Best investment we ever made. Our son is now attending the United States Military Academy at Westpoint. Thanks to the entire CCP family.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 12, 2008

an alumni here, It's a lot harder to get into a good college graduating from Chaminade because Chaminade tries to uphold its academic excellence by overwoking its students yet rewarding them very little.
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 12, 2008

teachers going out of their way to help students is not always the best prep for college. My 2 ents

Posted August 17, 2007

We love the school so far. Our son is now in 7th grade. He loves the athletics and the social atmosphere. The teachers and staff have all been so welcoming and friendly. He feels the work is intense, but it has not stopped him from wanting more. We feel he will be well prepared for college after this experience!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 14, 2006

Great school academically, and athletically. Won the state soccer championship again! Not bad for an enrollment of 950. My stepson loves soccer is good at it, loves the dedicated phys ed, and soccer coaches, teachers, councelors and aspires to play soccer there someday. Great reputation!
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Posted December 8, 2006

This school is the best! They have great academics,sports,technology, and have great mixers. My son goes there and didnt have such good grades and he got 1st in class in middle school. Oh I am so proud
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Posted October 3, 2006

Great education! Nice variety of sports, extracurriculars, and outstanding band program. The teachers go out of their way to help the boys succeed. A great preparation for college and life ahead.
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Posted April 20, 2006

This is a great school. My son looks forward to going to school each day. The band program is awesome! Great for sports, also, esp. soccer and basketball.
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Posted April 2, 2004

We love CCP. The school is a wonderful community and they really care about the students. My very academic son has been truly challenged, and my more social son who doesn't quite excel in school like his brother has done very well there.
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Posted August 25, 2003

This is a great school and it is advanced in tech and in teaching. Its pretty hard but if you make it through you will be ready for harvard or yale.
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 74%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 2%
Black 6% 17%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Hispanic 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

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  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45am
School end time
  • 2:45pm
School Leader's name
  • Rev. Ralph A. Siefert, SM
  • All boys
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Boarding options
  • Boarding school
  • Some boarding, some day
  • Roman catholic
  • NAIS
  • NCEA
  • TABS
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  • (314) 993-4403


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Foreign languages taught
  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
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  • Japanese
  • Latin
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  • Computer lab
  • Library
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  • Archdiocese of St. Louis
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Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • hockey, bowling, racquetball

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  • Painting
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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425 South Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63131
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