Academics

The rigorous educational program at MELHS is designed to challenge students in an environment that helps each child grow in knowledge and succeed in life.  With 96% of graduates enrolling in college, our curriculum prepares students for whatever career they choose, while remaining grounded in Christian values.

Our eight-period school day (45 minute periods) delivers academic success in a traditional setting. An honors program and dual credit opportunities push the highest achieving students, while personal attention helps each individual succeed.  Most students graduate having already earned a significant number of college credits.

Boasting ACT scores that rise above area high schools and the state and national averages, our graduates have continued their education at many prestigious colleges and universities. Scholarships abound for our graduates as they prepare for college.

ACT Scores

24.6

Our students score 4 points higher than the state average.

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

15:1

Teachers can offer a personalized approach with smaller class sizes.

Curriculum

Click a department to download course list and descriptions.

Our graduates have been accepted to universities across the country!

University of Illinois, Saint Louis University, Webster University, Washington University, Millikin University, McKendree University, Greenville College, Maryville University, Bradley University, Butler University, University of Notre Dame, Pepperdine University, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Valparaiso University, Western Kentucky University, Illinois State University, Clemson University, Truman State University, Vanderbilt University, University of Illinois Chicago, Southeast Missouri State, Texas A&M University, Murray State University, Brown University, University of Alabama, University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Concordia University Chicago, Concordia University Wisconsin, Concordia University Nebraska, Concordia University Irvine, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and many more…

Interim Courses

Students will be involved with service projects throughout the community and at school. 

(No Cost)

We will be taking a look at the past, present, and future of baseball. This will be done through movies, videos, and many other means. If you love baseball take the time to check out this interim.  (No Cost)

Join us for a glimmer into the St. Louis art scene! We will be visiting various St Louis galleries and museums including the St. Louis Art Museum, Contemporary Art Museum, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, and Craft Alliance (potential others depending on how long we stay at each venue and student votes at our first meeting!). We will be finishing the week with a glass blowing experience at Third Degree Glass Factory where we will be making glass ornaments or paper weights! Students will be responsible for bringing lunch money each day. ($60-180)

Are you tired of the green room? Make up for lost time with a week of drama! We'll read one play every day, and then watch how other players have presented the same script. Tragedy and comedy, ancient and contemporary; quality snacks provided. (No Cost)

Join Mr. Batty and Mr. Lorenz for a week-long expedition of extreme outdoor excursions.  Starting off the week with training at an American Ninja Warrior Course, and Rock climbing at Upper Limits, then putting those new skills to the test with Hiking, Rock-climbing, and Biking in the Great Outdoors. Expect some surprises along the way!!!!  There will be some cost, and you will need your own bike. ($30)

We will explore themes like love, loyalty, loss, faith, suffering, mortality, and life after death through the lens of JK Rowling's iconic series. Both the books and movies will serve as source material as we trace the theological threads present in them, connecting to our everyday lives as we also learn the "stories behind the stories". (No Cost)

In this course, you will learn (or review) valuable life skills for the outdoors. A certified instructor will lead you through the Illinois Hunter Safety Course where you will learn the basics of: hunter responsibility and ethics, tree stand safety, firearms and ammunition, field safety, first aid, bow hunting, muzzleloading, wildlife conservation and identification, and state regulations. In addition, you will learn the basics of recreational fishing and other outdoor activities through many hands-on experiences. Join Mr. Langendorf and your friends for a week of outdoor fun. A bad day out in nature is better than a good day at school, right?

Additional info: Travel: Must be able to meet at off-campus locations within 15 miles of school ($25)

Do you love wildlife? So does Mrs. Covarrubias! Come join her in a week of up-close-and-personal experiences with a wide variety of animals at five different locations in St. Louis--the St. Louis Zoo, the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station, the Butterfly House at the Botanical Gardens, the World Bird Sanctuary, and the Endangered Wolf Center. This course will cost $100-250 depending on the specific tours and animal encounters you select after enrollment in the course. Food and gift shop purchases are not included in the cost of the course. ($100-250)

Are faith and science in conflict? By interacting with the works and discoveries of premiere and cutting-edge scientists, philosophers, and mathematicians learn how science reveals the True God and Creator of the Universe--Jesus Christ. (No Cost)

We will travel to a nearby city each day and explore some of the treasures each city has to offer. We will go to St Louis - Forest Park.   We will explore the history and different activities that can be found in Forest Park. We will go to St Charles.  We will explore the history and different parts to Old Downtown St Charles. We will go to Stanton, MO.  We will explore the history of the area and Meramec Caverns. We will go to Springfield, IL.  We will explore the history of the State Capitol and hometown of Abraham Lincoln. We will go to Ironton, MO.  We will explore Elephant Rocks and Johnson Shut-Ins State Park.  ($125-150)