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St. Louis' most expensive private high schools for 2019

Average annual tuition ranges from $15,698 to $18,348.
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ST. LOUIS — Private secondary schools in St. Louis generate a lot of revenue. In total, the 25 largest schools in the region took in more than $184 million in tuition for students in grades 7-12 this school year.

Average annual tuition ranges from $15,698 to $18,348. The student-to-faculty ratio ranges from 4:1 to 15:1, and the average class size ranges from six to 22.

Lutheran schools are some of the most affordable schools in the region, followed by Catholic schools. While some local Catholic schools have high sticker prices, a large number also offer substantially reduced tuition for students from lower-income families. St. Louis University High School's minimum possible tuition is just $500 per year.

St. Louis area secular private schools, which do not receive church funding, are some of the most expensive.

The smallest school ranked is Logos School, which has 97 students enrolled in grades 7-12. Private schools with fewer students than that in grades 7-12 are not included in the ranking.

Most expensive large private secondary schools:

  1. Logos School, $32,220
  2. Great Circle Academy, $30,000
  3. John Burroughs School, $29,400
  4. Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School (MICDS), $21,160-$29,040
  5. Whitfield School, $27,775

Click here for the full ranking and breakdown from St. Louis Business Journal.

This school year, St. Louis' 25 largest independent private primary schools took in more than $46 million in tuition for students in grades K-6. Average tuition at the 25 schools ranges from $10,228 to $15,560. Student-to-faculty ratios range from 3:1 to 18:1, and average class size ranges from seven to 28.
The local high school, in St. Louis or Metro East, that has sent the most graduates to Harvard, Princeton and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) over the past few years might come as no surprise.

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