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
- Enrollment for the 2023-24 school year is 644 students, with 16% students of color.
- College credit is available in 45 courses through Advanced Placement, UMSL, and SLU. We continue to add AP courses each year.
- We are dedicated to sustainability efforts. In the last four years, we've diverted 38 tons of waste from landfills through our composting program.
- Nerinx graduating classes receive more than $20 million in college and university scholarships yearly.
- 44% of Nerinx students receive Merit Scholarships, need-based aid, and Diversity Awards to attend Nerinx every year.
BY THE NUMBERS
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of Students Play Sports
Average ACT Score of Nerinx Merit Scholarship Recipients
of Nerinx Grads Accepted to Colleges & Universities
Elected Student Leader Positions
of Faculty Hold an Advanced Degree
our loretto values
Building relationships that are affirming, inclusive, empowering, and compassionate
Promoting changes to eliminate oppression, and creating systems and relationships in which people, especially women, are treated fairly and impartially
Being open to differences, and believing in each person's potential. Promoting the dignity of individuals and protecting the sacredness of all creation.