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Saint Louis Priory School is a 7-12, all boys, accelerated, Catholic school in the Benedictine tradition, with an integrated, liberal arts approach to the curriculum. 

The Mission of Saint Louis Priory School clearly states that we seek to provide a college preparatory education of the highest excellence. Accordingly, we present an educational program in the liberal arts tradition which prepares young men for admission to distinguished colleges and universities and enables them to undertake their continuing studies with success. Such a program imparts the intellectual skills and the habits of inquiry, study and reflection which characterize the educated man. It challenges each student to discover and to develop his unique set of talents, and stimulates in him an intellectual curiosity and independence of thought.

This is simply not possible without a Faculty of the highest caliber; one that is thoroughly capable of wise instruction and deeply committed to careful attention to each student. We are extremely proud of our Faculty, over 88% of whom have graduate degrees, including numerous doctorates and a Rhodes Scholar, and one-quarter are members of the Monastic Community. Most faculty members have multiple roles to fill in the school and several have degrees in more than one field.

In short, this is a talented, energetic and devoted group of men and women.

When we hire faculty members, we look for energetic individuals who like being around young men (we are an all boys school) and who want to be involved in all aspects of their learning. It is not necessary for a candidate to be "certified" or even to be on a "certification" track, since we are primarily interested in competency in the field(s) where such an individual would teach. We are also very interested in teachers who have the desire and the ability to coach, since athletics is curricular at Priory, rather than extracurricular.

Faculty competency is a necessity since our students are academically very able. The average senior scores about 1300 combined on the verbal and quantitative portions of the SAT, and slightly above 30 composite on the ACT. 100% of our students undertake college-level work in their last two years at Priory. About 75% of the graduates in any given year are admitted to the "Most Competitive" and "Highly Competitive" colleges and universities in the country. Teaching them is exciting, demanding and a great deal of fun.

Our student to teacher ratio is 7:1, with class size in the high school averaging about 18. Classes can be as large as 24 or as small as four, depending on the subject matter and the level within the school. Teachers normally have multiple preparations and teach at several levels within our six-year program.

Current Open Positions

Associate Director of College Counseling

Saint Louis Priory School, a Benedictine all-boy day school in St. Louis, Missouri, seeks an Associate Director of College Counseling for the 2017-2018 academic year. Reporting directly to the Director of College Counseling, the successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, flexible professional who possesses exemplary communication skills and is committed to the mission of the school. A Bachelor’s degree is required, with preference given to candidates with 3-5 years of experience in college counseling and/or admissions. To be considered, please send a letter of interest, your resume, and contact information for three references to Mrs. Tina Pilla, Assistant to the Office of the Headmaster, at tpilla@priory.org. Download the full position description...

 

“Listen carefully, my son, to the master’s instructions, and attend to them with the ear of your heart.”

Prologue, 1

“This is advice from a father who loves you; welcome it, and faithfully put it into practice.”

Prologue, 1

“First of all, every time you begin a good work, you must pray to him most earnestly to bring it to perfection.”

Prologue, 4

“If you desire true and eternal life, keep your tongue free from vicious talk and your lips from all deceit; turn away from evil and do good; let peace be your quest and aim. (Ps 33[34]:13)”

Prologue, 17

“Clothed then with faith and the performance of good works, let us set out on this way, with the Gospel for our guide, that we may deserve to see him who has called us to his kingdom (1 Thess 2:12).”

Prologue, 21

“If we wish to dwell in the tent of this kingdom, we will never arrive unless we run there by doing good deeds.”

Prologue, 22

“What is not possible to us by nature, let us ask the Lord to supply by the help of his grace.”

Prologue, 41

“Therefore, we intend to establish a school for the Lord’s service.”

Prologue, 45

“The good of all concerned, however, may prompt us to a little strictness in order to amend faults and to safeguard love.”

Prologue, 47

“The reason why we have said all should be called for counsel is that the Lord often reveals what is better to the younger.”

Chapter 3, 3

“Your way of acting should be different from the world’s way; the love of Christ must come before all else.”

Chapter 4, 20-21

“Never give a hollow greeting of peace or turn away when someone needs your love.” –Chapter 4, 25-26

“Bind yourself to no oath lest it prove false, but speak the truth with heart and tongue.”

Chapter 4, 27-28

“Place your hope in God alone.”

Chapter 4, 41

“Respect the elders and love the young.”

Chapter 4, 70-71

“Pray for your enemies out of love for Christ. “

Chapter 4, 72

“If you have a dispute with someone, make peace with him before the sun goes down.”

Chapter 4, 73

“The first step of humility is unhesitating obedience, which comes naturally to those who cherish Christ above all.”

Chapter 5, 1-2

“Speaking and teaching are the master’s task; the disciple is to be silent and listen.”

Chapter 6, 6

“The first step of humility, then, is that a man keeps the fear of God always before his eyes (PS 35[36]:2) and never forgets it.”

Chapter 7, 10

“Let us consider, then, how we ought to behave in the presence of God and his angels, and let us stand to sing the psalms in such a way that our minds are in harmony with our voices.”

Chapter 19, 6-7

“On arising for the Work of God, they will quietly encourage each other, for the sleepy like to make excuses.”

Chapter 22, 8

“Every age and level of understanding should receive appropriate treatment.”

Chapter 30, 1

“Above all, let him be humble. If goods are not available to meet a request, he will offer a kind word in reply, for it is written: A kind word is better than the best gift (Sir 18:17).”

Chapter 31, 13-14

“Let all the rest serve one another in love.”

Chapter 35, 6

“Indeed, nothing is to be preferred to the Work of God.”

Chapter 43, 3

“Idleness is the enemy of the soul. Therefore, the brothers should have specified periods for manual labor as well as for prayerful reading.”

Chapter 48, 1

“The life of a monk ought to be a continuous Lent.”

Chapter 49, 1

“All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ, for he himself will say: I was a stranger and you welcomed me (Matt 25:35).”

Chapter 53, 1

“Proper honor must be shown to all, especially to those who share our faith (Gal 6:10) and to pilgrims.”

Chapter 53, 2

“(B)ecause wherever we may be, we are in the service of the same Lord and doing battle for the same King.”

Chapter 61, 10

They should each try to be the first to show respect to the other (Rom 12:10).”

Chapter 63, 17

“We wish this rule to be read often in the community, so that none of the brothers can offer the excuse of ignorance.”

Chapter 66, 8

“Trusting in God’s help, he must in love obey.”

Chapter 68, 5

Never to do another what you do not want done to yourself (Tob 4:16).”

Chapter 70, 7

“No one is to pursue what he judges better for himself, but instead, what he judges better for someone else.”

Chapter 72, 7

“Let them prefer nothing whatever to Christ, and may he bring us all together to everlasting life.”

Chapter 72, 11-12

“What page, what passage of the inspired books of the Old and New Testaments is not the truest of guides for human life?”

Chapter 73, 3

“What book of the holy catholic Fathers does not resoundingly summon us along the true way to reach the Creator?”

Chapter 73, 4

 

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