Saint Louis Abbey

Saint Louis Abbey is located on a picturesque 150-acre campus in West Saint Louis County. It is home to the Monastery and Church of Saint Louis Abbey, to Saint Louis Priory School and to Saint Anselm Parish, part of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. 

Saint Louis Abbey was founded in 1955. The lay people of Saint Louis who invited the monks of Ampleforth Abbey desired to have a boys’ school, rooted in the classical tradition of English ‘public’ schools. Ampleforth agreed to engage in this project with the understanding that it would found a monastery that would serve as the core of the project.

Saint Louis Priory School opened its doors in September of 1956. Its Mission was (and is) to provide a Benedictine, Catholic, college-preparatory education of the highest excellence for talented and motivated young men. Over the past 60 years, Priory has remained true to that mission.

While academics is core to the Mission of the School, its true heart lies in its spiritual mission, and the commitment of the monks to further the spiritual and moral, intellectual and physical development of every student. The monks are active in all aspects of school life, both in and outside of the classroom, and their vow of stability provides the foundation for all that the school endeavors to nurture in its students.