Message from the Director of Admissions
Upcoming Admissions Events
Open House – Sunday, November 13 12:30pm-3:30pm. RSVP online.
Campus visits and applications
We are scheduling shadow visits now for 5th and 6th graders, and accepting applications for admission at other grade levels as well.
Dear Priory Alumni,
I am so happy to join the Priory Community as Director of Admissions. I have a special connection to Priory because my husband Ryan graduated in 1997. Father Gregory graciously prepared us for the sacrament of marriage, and I remember noting with interest that Ryan still had a strong connection to his high school. I have been at Priory since June, and I now have a much better understanding of what the monks’ vow of stability means for our students, our community, and our Alums.
I came to St. Louis in 2002 for law school. I met Ryan at Saint Louis University School of Law, and we both got jobs practicing in St. Louis. I left practice in 2010 to work in the admissions office at SLU LAW, and I realized immediately that I loved working in an educational setting helping students reach their goals. When I decided to make the transition to secondary education, this opportunity at Priory presented itself. I jumped at the chance to work at such a special place.
I am so grateful for the warm welcome I received from the monastic community. Their support and openness was the perfect introduction to Priory. Our Admissions Office is staffed by Father John McCusker '01, Coach Bobby McCormack, and Mrs. Sherri Anselm. They have been so helpful as we prepared as an office for the fall recruiting season.
We have been busy welcoming students and families who are interested in Priory. Our faculty, staff, and coaches have been incredibly supportive of our admissions efforts. There are so many examples of our entire community going out of its way to make our prospective students feel welcome! Our art teacher Ann Schaefer is always ready with a gift for our visitors. Our chef Kurt Sliefert prepares incredible meals, and nearly every one of our visitors reports that lunch is the highlight of the day. Our welcoming students share their positive experiences with others. We are truly blessed to have such an articulate and bright student body at Priory. These students are preparing for success, and it shows. They work hard, seek out opportunities to improve themselves and serve others, demonstrate a desire to grow in their relationship with God, and excel both academically and athletically. They are ready for success beyond Priory.
I know that the experiences and achievements of our Alumni can have a huge impact on the visibility of Priory. I hope that you will stay connected to this school, and share your positive experiences at Priory with others. Check out our Viewbook to get a sense of the opportunities at Priory. We appreciate your feedback, and I am always happy to personally reach out to anyone you think might benefit from a Priory education!