This place is all it says it is, and more!Parent 09/15/2014
My son is a senior at SLUH and we have loved every minute. He is actually trying to savor every moment this year as he doesn't want high school to end, even though he is looking forward to college with a strong GPA and an ACT score above the school average of 30. My baby was blessed with ability, but he is no genius -- he just put in the work. They will teach your son how to study! These boys all start out knowing virtually nobody as freshmen but they truly graduate as brothers. The academics are what they are known for but it would be really hard not to find a way to be involved in other ways with all the sports, club sports, clubs and extracurricular activities. A grade school counselor told me one time that in a co-ed school the boys have to be all macho all the time while the girls take on the role of nurturers, but in an all boys school the boys learn to fill that role as well. I can absolutely see that in my son as he has a wonderful group of friends with whom he talks about his feelings and they provide support and feedback. The best part is their idea of a big night out is to go to Steak-n-Shake to study, or see a movie or even just throw a frisbee around. I have no way of knowing if there are kids who are into drugs and alcohol, but I can say that my son has not experienced it. They only take the top students, and they do require a lot of homework, but if your son qualifies then they will work with you on tuition based on your income. This is not a school filled with rich kids driving fancy cars. Do not cross SLUH off your list until you have checked them out!