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EMPOWERING WOMEN SINCE 1924

Nerinx Hall is a private, Catholic, college-preparatory high school, founded on the belief that educated, caring, and empowered young women are essential to our world.

Our name is a tribute to Reverend Charles Nerinckx, a missionary priest from Belgium who worked on the Kentucky frontier. There, he met three young women, Mary Rhodes, Ann Havern and Christina Stuart, who had established a school for the children of pioneer families. They asked Father Nerinckx to assist them to form a new religious community, one of the first in the United States dedicated to faithful education.

Today, Nerinx Hall continues to dedicate itself to this mission, by educating young women in the Catholic tradition to think critically and to act deliberately, so that they can make a difference in the world.

5 FAST NERINX FACTS

  1. Enrollment for the 2023-24 school year is 644 students, with 16% students of color. 
  2. College credit is available in 45 courses through Advanced Placement, UMSL, and SLU. We continue to add AP courses each year. 
  3. We are dedicated to sustainability efforts. In the last four years, we've diverted 38 tons of waste from landfills through our composting program.
  4. Nerinx graduating classes receive more than $20 million in college and university scholarships yearly.
  5. 44% of Nerinx students receive Merit Scholarships, need-based aid, and Diversity Awards to attend Nerinx every year.

BY THE NUMBERS

200+

Courses Offered

40+

Academic & Extracurricular Clubs

20,000

Service Hours Completed Annually

54%

of Students Play Sports

32

Average ACT Score of Nerinx Merit Scholarship Recipients

100%

of Nerinx Grads Accepted to Colleges & Universities

250+

Elected Student Leader Positions

83%

of Faculty Hold an Advanced Degree

Holding Hands during Mass

our loretto values

Faith

Building hope, fostering community, and acting in charity and service through the enduring love of God

 

Community

Building relationships that are affirming, inclusive, empowering, and compassionate

Justice

Promoting changes to eliminate oppression, and creating systems and relationships in which people, especially women, are treated fairly and impartially

Respect

Being open to differences, and believing in each person's potential. Promoting the dignity of individuals and protecting the sacredness of all creation.