Cor Jesu Academy is a Catholic, college-preparatory community founded by the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In an academically challenging environment, we provide a program for the total education of talented, academically qualified young women. Students are empowered intellectually, spiritually and morally to serve as responsible members of the global community. Inspired by the charism of “sharing the love of the heart of Christ,” students embrace personal dignity and faith, integrity and compassion and a commitment to serve others.
Cor Jesu at a Glance
- Private, Catholic, college-preparatory school for young women located in southwest St. Louis County.
- Draws students from 68 different zip codes in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Students come from St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, Franklin County and Illinois.
- Faculty consists of 56 lay teachers and 5 religious sisters.
- 90 percent of faculty members have a master’s degree or higher.
- 575 students are enrolled for the 2020-21 school year.
- 10:1 student/teacher ratio
- Cor Jesu Academy is accredited by AdvancED/North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA CASI).
- Operates on a six-day, eight-block rotating schedule.
Cor Jesu ceased in-person instruction on Mar. 13, 2020 and live virtual learning began on Mar. 23, 2020. Virtual learning began at 8:00 a.m. and concluded at 2:40 p.m. using the block schedule of 85 minute classes. The students followed their regular schedules, meeting with the teacher in a virtual classroom and keeping their school day as close to “normal” as possible. Students were issued a grade for second semester. The integrity of this grade was reinforced by virtual classroom discussions, presentations, tests, and projects. Every student had a laptop and there was careful consideration given to support those students who may not have had access to reliable internet service. There were no final exams administered, so that grade is not included in their final percentage. The 2020-2021 academic year will begin on Aug. 17, 2020 with instruction M-F in 75 minute blocks. Teachers will teach in a hybrid format of in-person and virtual instruction. Two grade levels will attend in-person on campus each day. Normal grading policy will be implemented for this academic year.