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Thank You For Scheduling Your Visit

We are excited to see you! Here is some information that we hope will be helpful as you prepare for your visit. If you have any questions, you can call us at (314) 434-3690 ex. 101 or send the Admissions team an email. Please take a moment to complete our emergency contact form to leave allergy information, a cell phone number, and the name of an emergency contact for your son before your visit.

Location and Time: If your visit is on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday, Please plan to be at Priory’s High School building by 7:40 a.m. on the day of your visit. Our school day begins at 8 a.m. If your visit is on a Thursday, we start later on that day. Plan to be at the High School by 8:35 a.m. for a Thursday visit. We will greet you in the High School Lobby.

Directions: Priory is located at 500 S. Mason Road, 63141. Enter campus from Mason Road at the entrance marked “Entry 1”. Follow the drive around until you get to a stop sign. You will see the High School and the circle drive in front of you. If you take a right and another quick right, there are some designated admissions parking spots where you can park. Feel free to pull into the circle drive and park their briefly while you drop your son off. Here is a map to help you get oriented.

Dress Code: Monday through Thursday, our students will be wearing khaki pants (any color), leather shoes/loafers/sperrys, a belt, and a collared shirt. If it’s cool outside, they usually wear a sweatshirt or pullover over the collared shirt. On Fridays, we have formal dress for our all-school mass, which we celebrate in the morning. Our students will be wearing a sport coat and tie. We periodically have dress down days to support charity, and we will let you know if your visit is scheduled for a dress down day. The most important thing is for your son to be comfortable!

Lunch: Our 7th and 8th grade students eat lunch in the 11 o’clock hour. Our high school students eat lunch just after noon. If your son has any special dietary needs, please let us know and we will share them with Chef Kurt Sliefert. Feel free to contact him directly at Our student visitors absolutely love lunch at Priory!

Interview: If you have an interview scheduled for the same day as the visit, we ask that one or both parents come back to attend the interview. If you do not have an interview scheduled but would like to schedule one, let us know. We ask every student who applies to Priory to interview with one of our Admissions team members or with one of our faculty members. The interview will take approximately 30 minutes.

Don’t worry too much about the interview. We will just talk with your son about his visit, and ask him a few questions to learn more about him as a person and as a student. The interview is also a chance for you as parents to ask questions or discuss concerns. It’s very relaxed and you shouldn’t have to prepare.

Pick-up: We will confirm the time that you will pick up your son by email. Our visits for 7th and 8th grade entry typically finish at noon, 12:45 p.m., or 1:30 p.m.; our visits for high school entry typically end at 2:15 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.

Traffic problems: If you will be late, just give us a call at (314) 434-3690 ex. 101.

Tours: If you have scheduled a parent tour with the admissions office, we will confirm the time with you by email. Parents often schedule a tour during visits. If you would like to schedule a tour, let us know!

What should you bring when you visit Priory? Your son does not need to bring anything with him for the visit. If there is anything that we can do to help your son have a positive experience at Priory, please contact the Admissions Office. We look forward to seeing you soon!

“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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Saint Louis Priory School

500 South Mason Road
St. Louis, MO 63141
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