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Chaminade Сollege Preparatory School

According to information for 2019, an average SAT score made up 1300
Address: St. Louis, MO 63131
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Description Chaminade Сollege Preparatory School

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Established: in 1910
  • Location: Louisville, Missouri, USA
  • Educationl programs: 6-12 grades, ESL, 23 AP subjects, preparatory course for schooling
  • Total number of students: 800 people, 65 of them foreign students, representing 9 countries of the world
  • Type of study: separate (only for boys)
  • Type of accommodation: residence.

Chaminade College Preparatory School is a private boarding school for boys, accepting children from 11 to 18 years old. The institution was founded in 1910 by the Order of the Marianists, named after the priest William Joseph Cheminide (born in 1761 in France), who is the founder of the Order. In the first year of work, only 7 boys (5,6,8 classes) studied here, and today the institution accepts up to 750 people, approximately 45 of who are foreign students. Chaminade College Preparatory School has the prestigious accreditation of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), is an active member of the National Association of Catholic Education (NCEA).

In young men, personal and social qualities are actively cultivated: virtue, curiosity, critical thinking, independence and purposefulness, encouragement of talents and abilities is encouraged, personal potential develops. Students are taught to be proactive and organized, inculcating the ability to take responsibility for words and deeds. Much attention is paid to discipline, so that students become more attentive, more diligent, more persistent.

Like many European schools and universities, Chaminade College Preparatory School has a House system: each student enters one of five organizations:

  • Gray House; 
  • Lamourous House;
  • Mauclers House;
  •  Meyer House;
  •  O'Donnell House.

Throughout the entire course, students take an active part in the life of their community, compete with others. High school students help the younger ones take care of them, helping the students to adapt faster, to join the social and academic life, to make new friends.

The average number of students in one class is 18, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:10.

Foreign students attend the ESL course (English as a foreign language): all major language skills (oral and written, listening, reading) are honed in the classroom, which helps to better and more fully absorb the teaching material.

Before the beginning of the classes, international students undergo an orientation preparatory course (10 days), get acquainted with various features and aspects of teaching in the American school - academic, cultural, social, domestic.

According to statistics for the last 10 years, more than 99.6% of graduates of the Chaminade College Preparatory School entered the selected colleges and universities without problems, even in those that have a high competition for one academic place:

  • Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Boston College
  • US Air Force
  • University of California
  • Wake Forest University
  • Prinston University
  • Chicago
  • Truman State University
  • Berkley (UCB)
  • Military And Naval Academy
  • Michigan University
  • Yale University
  • Marine
  • New York University
  • Cornell University.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Chaminade Сollege Preparatory School

Program name
from 43 149 $ / year

About the educational program: in the middle and high school students learn a fairly extensive list of subjects (compulsory and additional). All students should have particular number of educational credits for succesfull ending this educational stage. 

List of compulsory subjects to study:

  • Physical Culture and sport;
  • Modern and classical languages;
  • Mathematics;
  • Social sciences;
  • Art;
  • English;
  • Computer science;
  • Natural sciences;
  • Theology.

Also educational credits can be dialed during the study of additional items to choose from. A total of credits must be at least 30.

Brief information: international students, who demonstrate excellent, high academic results, are admitted to the course. This is a more complex program of intensive study of subjects to choose from, practically at the collegiate and university level, so this course is considered a preparatory stage before the training in the university.

About the educational program: most of the higher education institutions give 3 credits for each AP subject, passed at least 3 points out of 5 possible. Many give 4 credits for grades 4 and 5. According to statistics for the last 5 years, 75% of graduates received at the AP level examinations 3 points or higher.

The list of subjects available for study:

  • English language and composition;
  • Biology;
  • History of the USA;
  • Theory of Music;
  • Comparative Policy;
  • Statistics;
  • Electricity and Magnetism;
  • Latin language;
  • Chemistry;
  • English Literature and Composition;
  • Macroeconomics;
  • French;
  • US Policy;
  • Informatics and advanced level of programming with Java;
  • Studio art;
  • Mechanics;
  • History of Europe;
  • Spanish;
  • Physics;
  • The World History;
  • Mathematical analysis.

Accommodation and food

On a permanent basis, about 60 young men live in the residence, where there are 51 cozy rooms for boys and 9 rooms for heads, on each floor there are 2 showers, two laundry rooms and 3 comfortable common recreation rooms. Senior students occupy separate bedrooms, students of lower grades - double rooms. The residence is located at just a few steps from the main educational building.

Meals are served in the cafeteria of the Cafe Moe on a full board basis. The diet is varied, perfectly balanced: fresh vegetables and fruits are constantly served on the table, meat and dairy products, chicken, soups and salads, delicious pastries.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: art, Art and design, biology, chemistry, design, economics, English, geography, history, History of art, Information Technology, Jazz band, maths, modern languages, music, physical Culture, physics
Events list: baseball, basketball, chess, Chorus, cinema, cross, diving, Dramatic circle, fishing, football, golf, Photostudio, swimming, tennis

Events Chaminade Сollege Preparatory School

For students in their spare time there is a large number of clubs and sections on interests - everyone can choose their occupation to their liking, find like-minded people and show their own talents and abilities. You can note the following options for extra-curricular employment:

  • Graphic Design Courses
  • Chess
  • Editorial Board of the School Yearbook
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Jazz Band
  • Photography
  • Musical studio
  • Theater and drama
  • Debate
  • Painting
  • Ceramics
  • Photography and etc.

Chaminade College Preparatory School supports an established student exchange program with institutions in Australia and the United Kingdom, children periodically go on tours in Japan, the United States and Europe (Italy, France, Spain).

The sports activities are the important component of school leisure: there are more than 60 teams representing 17 kinds of sports. Over the past decade schoolchildren have won many national, urban and regional competitions, won prizes and demonstrated impressive results. Among the most popular and successful sports are:

  • Fighting
  • Football
  • Bowling
  • Swimming
  • Golf
  • Baseball
  • Athletics
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Tennis.

Within reach of the campus, there are many urban infrastructure facilities nearby that pupils can visit in his spare time and on weekends. You can visit 3 large shopping malls, parks and squares, a huge cinema (12 rooms), restaurants and cafes, a ski slope accessible in winter. Also nearby there are museums and galleries, including the famous City Museum of Art, History and Science (St. Louis Art, Science and History Museum). Louis International Airport is just 10 minutes away, which makes the transfer much easier.


  • According to 2019 information, the average SAT score is 1300, and the average ACT score is 28.

Equipment Chaminade Сollege Preparatory School

The total area of ​​the Chaminade College Preparatory School is 55 acres. It houses a residence, a dining room, academic and administrative buildings, an arts center and an indoor swimming pool, and has its own chapel. For sports and outdoor activities the school territory is equipped with a football field and a large stadium, a field for baseball and tennis courts, indoor sports halls.

Term dates and fees

The cost of one academic year is $ 35,536.

The following cost is already included in the cost indicated:

  • Registration fee
  • Studying on the selected program
  • Accommodation and catering
  • Cultural, recreational, entertaining and sporting events
  • Program for preparation for the main program (10 days).

The cost of the programs does not include and is paid additionally:

  • Laptop and connection to the local school network: 680- 850 $ / year
  • Tutorials, books and materials = 300-600 $ / year
  • Additional lessons, trips and excursions = 400-900 $ / year
  • Visa fees and services
  • Round trip tickets
  • Annual fee for foreign students = 1500 $
  • Compulsory additional program for new students = $ 2600.

Extra fees:

  • Study materials 830 USD
  • Application fee 200 USD
  • Deposit for a course/programme 1700 USD
  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 1500 USD
  • Medical insurance 1200 USD

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Chaminade Сollege Preparatory School reviews

Hey there! This year I am planning to study abroad, so it is one of the schools I am interested in. do you provide with scholarships? Do you have financial aid? What is the minimum fee that students pay?
Good afternoon. Scholarships are provided by the school itself. And it depends on your performance. Minimum cost from $ 43,000 per year (all inclusive).

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
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- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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