St. Louis School

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Call our Director of Admissions, Michelle Kemp
at (410) 531-6664 to schedule a private tour.

Upcoming Events

  • April 21, 2014
    • SCHOOL CLOSED for Easter Break
    • Easter Monday
  • April 22, 2014
    • School Re-opens
    • The Knightly News (Grs. 6-8) until 4:45 p.m.
    • Yearbook (Gr. 8) -- until 4:45 p.m.
    • No School Mass
    • Earth Day
    • Band lessons for Concert Band during school time
    • Concert Band after school rehearsal until 4:45 p.m.
    • Drama Club (Grs. 7 & 8 ) until 4:45 p.m.
  • April 23, 2014
    • Out of Uniform Day sponsored by Student Council - $1 to come to school out of uniform -- proceeds will be donated to a worthy cause selected by Student Council
    • Scrabble Club (grs. 4-8) until 4:45 p.m.
    • Administrative Professionals Day
  • April 24, 2014
    • Professional Afternoon for Teachers
    • NO AM or PM BUSES - Howard County Schools are Closed
(Click for the St. Louis School Calendar)

Student Spotlight

brookeBrooke Sessler
Classical Ballet Dancer

SLS 8th grader, Brooke Sessler has been studying classical ballet since she was 5 years old. She has been a student at Ballet Royale Institute of Maryland under the tutelage of internationally renowned and American Ballet Theater National Training Curriculum Instructor Donna Pidel. Brooke has advanced to the pre-professional training curriculum.

Brooke trains five or six days a week, with most sessions three to four hours and finds the training both exhilarating and exhausting. The challenge of the physical demands along with the mental focus required to execute the proper technique while displaying beauty is tremendous. She dances in group pieces and is often selected for solo performances as well, including classical ballet variations and contemporary pieces.

Brooke’s tremendous effort comes together in the form of shows, competitions and benefit performances. She typically dances in four shows a year, competes in several intense regional competitions and generously dances for local benefits. Her two most recent benefit performances were for the victims of Hurricane Sandy and the Philippines Typhoon. She has performed “The Nutcracker”, “Alice in Wonderland” “Bravo” among others. In January, she competed in the NYCDA regionals and received the highest rating of Platinum for both her solo dances “Mary Poppins” and “Cupid”.

Most recently Brooke was selected to compete regionally at the distinguished Youth American Grand Prix in Providence, Rhode Island. Her group advanced to the final competition in New York City and will have the honor of performing at Lincoln Center in April.

Brooke also just traveled to New York to audition for a Summer Intensive Program at the famous Steps on Broadway. She was accepted into the prestigious program and will spend three weeks this summer training 8 hours a day learning with the best. She was also accepted into the American Ballet Theater Summer Intensive Program and will be spending three weeks training at The University of Alabama.

We are exceptionally proud of this lovely young lady and commend her for her hard work and determination, and congratulate her on her success!

Christ is the reason for this school, the unseen but ever present teacher in its classes, the model of its faculty, and the inspiration for its students.

At St. Louis School this greeting welcomes all who enter. It is a proclamation of our Catholic faith that drives the vision and mission of the comprehensive, high school preparatory education that St. Louis School has provided for more than 90 years.

News & Notes

SLGC LOGOIt is time to register for our 22nd annual St. Louis Golf Classic! We have sold out this event for the last two years, so get your registration in early! All proceeds go toward instructional technology to benefit our students. We are looking forward to a great day and hope you can join us! Follow this link for online registration and payment.

maureenMrs. Hurst Recognized
At their most recent meeting, the St. Louis Parish Council officially recognized and thanked our bookkeeper, Mrs. Maureen Hurst, for her faithful service and unparalleled dedication...

to the Church and School. Mrs. Hurst tirelessly works to collect tuition, pay our bills and balance our books, fielding constant interruptions to her day and kindly answering questions from staff and parents.  Hers is often a behind-the-scenes, thankless job, but she handles her responsibility in the most pleasant and gentle manner.  In their official recognition, the Parish Council said:

“Your quiet demeanor belies the strength that you possess.  You excel in your work, spending many hours beyond a typical day to ensure that every element of your duties has been completed to the highest standard – your own.  You are a person of faith, integrity, and compassion…You truly are an unsung hero and a disciple who each day lives the words of Jesus.  “Let you light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven (Matthew 5:16)”

We couldn’t agree more!  We love you Mrs. Hurst and thank you for all that you are and all that you do for St. Louis!  We are blessed to have you here!

knottKnott Scholars
We are excited and proud to announce that two of our graduating students have been selected as a Knott Scholars and are being awarded four-year, full-tuition scholarships from the Knott...

Foundation Scholarship Fund. Cecile McGarvey received the Knott Scholarship in the 4th grade, and has again been awarded the scholarship to attend high school at Notre Dame Preparatory School. Rory Nilan has been awarded the Knott Scholarship to attend high school at Mount St. Joseph High School.

In order to be recognized as Knott Scholars, these students were required to maintain and A/A+ average in all major subjects, as well as score in the 95th percentile or above in Total Reading, Language, and Mathematics on their most recent nationally standardized tests. Congratulations to these dedicated and hard-working students and their families, and a great big THANK YOU to the Knott Foundation for recognizing their outstanding academic achievement!

USA_Science__Engineering_FestivalUSA Science & Engineering Festival
St. Louis School is proud and excited to be participating in the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival, to be held April 24-27, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Participants include more than...

1,000 of the World’s leading professional scientific and engineering societies, universities, government agencies, high tech corporations and STEM outreach and community organizations. Our very own X-STEM and Cyber STEM school ambassadors will host a booth at the Expo to showcase all of the great STEM related work our students have been doing this year.

The two-day Expo will answer your questions: What is the universe made of? Why did dinosaurs go extinct? What do magic tricks and hip-hop have to with math? What will be the next medical breakthrough? What does baseball have to do with physics? It is going to be an exciting event and a wonderful opportunity for our students! It will be a fantastic event for all of our families and we encourage you all to attend!

For more information, visit, or contact our school representative, Mrs. Zulma Whiteford at

Pre-KPre-K Science Day
Getting our students excited about science is important at St. Louis School and our youngest students are no exception! Today was our Pre-K Science Exploration Day and it was...

AWESOME! Our students had a blast watching chemical reactions at our Oh No Volcano station, created “Cloud Jars” to watch homemade rain fall, and made their very own Slime to take home! There were lots of other hands-on experiments to pique their interests and get them excited about science. Thanks to our wonderful Pre-K team of Ms. Zupkus, Ms. McCarthy, Mrs. Tyler and Mrs. Oliver for planning this wonderful morning and to our parent volunteers for helping out. We couldn’t do it without you! Take a look at all of the FUN…

jenLet’s Go Band!
This weekend our Symphonic and Concert Bands performed at the annual Seton Keough Band Festival, featuring bands from all over the Archdiocese. Both bands did a wonderful job...

representing St. Louis. The Concert Band received an “Excellent” rating for their performance, and for the 17th year in a row, our Symphonic Band scored a “Superior” rating — the highest one can earn in competition! We are very proud of our students and grateful to our talented and dedicated Band instructor, Mrs. Jennifer Weglein. Bravo!!

INDAcademic Success!
Congratulations to our St. Louis 7th grade students who recently won first place at the Institute of Notre Dame Scholympics competition. Competing against other 7th grade students from 14...

schools, and 25 other teams, our team of Annaliese Jameson, Jessica Langsdale and Amanda Liceaga proceeded through written tests and question and answer sessions to compete in the final round to bring home the first place finish. We couldn’t be prouder!!

MSJNHSAlumni Shine!
Many of our SLS alumni go on to do great things in high school and beyond. We would like to congratulate some of them on their recent induction into on the National Honor Society at both...

Mount St. Joseph’s High School and Loyola Blakefield High SchoolWe are very proud of these young men for their hard work and determination and congratulate them on this special recognition! Congratulations to MSJ students John Brunner, Drew Gibbons, Matthew Hostutler, Andrew Morrison, CJ Palting, and Matt Sniezek, and Loyola students Reid Abrams, Mitch Marsden, Tyler Gleeson and Ryan Taggarse. We are proud!!

Recently two of our students participated in the Voices4Change Youth Summit. Howard County’s Voices for Change is a youth-based organization focused on issues that affect youth in Howard...

County. Students themselves work each year to identify issues that impact their peers, then work together to develop strategies to address these issues with the support of adult mentors from youth-serving organizations. Students then present their work at the annual Youth Summit. 7th grade students Cianna Bisant and Amanda Liceaga are active participants in the group and used their time at this year’s summit to advocate on the issue of Homelesness in general and in Howard County, in particular. This is the first year that SLS is represented in the group and is also the first year that SLS sent students to participate in the summit. Great job, girls!!

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