Villa Duchesne/Oak Hill School

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Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School
Address
801 South Spoede Road
Frontenac, Missouri
St. Louis, Missouri, 63131
 United States
Coordinates38°38′37″N 90°24′59″W / 38.64361°N 90.41639°W / 38.64361; -90.41639Coordinates: 38°38′37″N 90°24′59″W / 38.64361°N 90.41639°W / 38.64361; -90.41639
Information
TypePrivate, Co-Ed (JK-6),
All-Female (7-12)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic,
Network of Sacred Heart Schools
Established1929
FounderSt. Madeleine Sophie Barat
School number314.432.2021
PrincipalMr. Douglas Lowney (7-12),
Dr. Sam Sciortino (JK-6)
Asst. PrincipalMs. Liz Benedicktus (7-12),
Mrs. Kathy Horan (JK-6)
Head of schoolSr. Lucie Nordmann, RSCJ
GradesPK12
Enrollment640  (2012-13 school year)
Average class size15
Student to teacher ratio1:9 teacher:student ratio
Campus size60 acres (240,000 m2)
Color(s)Maroon and White         
MascotSaints
Rivalst joe
Accreditation(s)North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Average SAT scores1818
Average ACT scores27
NewspaperTower Talk
YearbookEntre Nous
Tuition$17,975
Alumni6,700
Athletic DirectorMs. Dory Smith
Website
 
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Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School
Address
801 South Spoede Road
Frontenac, Missouri
St. Louis, Missouri, 63131
 United States
Coordinates38°38′37″N 90°24′59″W / 38.64361°N 90.41639°W / 38.64361; -90.41639Coordinates: 38°38′37″N 90°24′59″W / 38.64361°N 90.41639°W / 38.64361; -90.41639
Information
TypePrivate, Co-Ed (JK-6),
All-Female (7-12)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic,
Network of Sacred Heart Schools
Established1929
FounderSt. Madeleine Sophie Barat
School number314.432.2021
PrincipalMr. Douglas Lowney (7-12),
Dr. Sam Sciortino (JK-6)
Asst. PrincipalMs. Liz Benedicktus (7-12),
Mrs. Kathy Horan (JK-6)
Head of schoolSr. Lucie Nordmann, RSCJ
GradesPK12
Enrollment640  (2012-13 school year)
Average class size15
Student to teacher ratio1:9 teacher:student ratio
Campus size60 acres (240,000 m2)
Color(s)Maroon and White         
MascotSaints
Rivalst joe
Accreditation(s)North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Average SAT scores1818
Average ACT scores27
NewspaperTower Talk
YearbookEntre Nous
Tuition$17,975
Alumni6,700
Athletic DirectorMs. Dory Smith
Website

Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School is a private, Roman Catholic school in Frontenac, Missouri, United States. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Louis and governed by the Society of the Sacred Heart. Villa Duchesne is an all-girls school with grades 7 through 12. Oak Hill is a coed elementary school for age 3 through grade 6.

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Background

Villa Duchesne was established in 1929 by Reverend Mother Mary Reid of the Society of the Sacred Heart. In 1968, a local sister school (now known as The Academy of the Sacred Heart) was closing its doors as an all-female high school, and switching to a Pre-K-8 co-ed school. While Villa is generally considered to be an elite, upper-class school, there have been significant efforts to broaden the financial and racial spectrum of the school in recent years.


Clubs and Extracurricular Activities

Include: Campus Ministry, Current Events Club, Environmental Club, French Club, Math Club, Mock Trial Team, National Honor Society, Pax Mundi, Pro-Life Club, Show Choir, Spanish Club, Student Council, Thespian Society, Varsity Club, Women at the Well, Academic Competition, Book Club, Newspaper, Yearbook, and West African Drumming Club

Sport

Villa Duchesne sports include Field Hockey, Volleyball, Tennis, Softball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Golf, Basketball, Swim and Dive, Racquetball, Cross Country, Track and Field. In 2010, Villa Duchesne won the title of Golf State Champions. Villa Duchesne is also well known for her field hockey program and the St. Joe vs. Villa Duchesne field hockey game is a popular rivalry game.

While Villa's official mascot is a "Saint", it is not uncommon to see the unofficial mascot, the Squirrel, at home games and meets.


Tradition

Villa Duchesne places a very small emphasis on tradition, specifically on Sacre Couer and French tradition.

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