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


Our students score 4 points higher than the state average.



Teachers can offer a personalized approach with smaller class sizes.


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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)

Spend 4 nights and 5 days exploring NYC like a true New Yorker. Attend two Broadway shows/plays, see all the traditional tourist locations such as Rockefeller center, The Brooklyn Bridge, 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, and so much more.  All expenses are covered by your trip cost (hotels, meals, etc).


In this class, you will learn and play a variety of different board games. You will get a taste of many types, from cooperative to traitor, from party to strategy games. There are far more board games out there than your classic Monopoly and Life. The goal of this class is to introduce you to what is out there in the board game world and give you a good spread of games that you can learn and share with your friends. All skill levels are welcome, whether you've never played a game in your life or are the reigning Catan champion.  


Join Sra. Covarrubias for a week of logic puzzles and teamwork as we escape MANY different scenarios! We will work through digital escapes, play "escape room"-style board games, solve BreakOut Boxes, visit local escape rooms, talk with escape room designers, and design our own escape scenarios in small groups for the rest of the class to complete! 

(Cost is approximately $60-$100 depending on how many off-campus escape rooms we choose to book.) 

Join Mr. Lorenz for a week-long expedition of hiking excursions. Get ready to climb to the top for some fantastic views. Remember a sweatshirt, it can be chilly in the canyons. Try to stay dry as we cross rivers, streams and possibly go behind a waterfall. Get your hiking boots ready, most of these trails aren't paved. We will take in some beautiful and unique hikes.

($0-50 depending on transportation needs)

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)

Bored with life? Come explore some of the entertaining places we have in our proverbial back yard and fill your Instagram account with enviable adventure! We will visit the Meramec Caverns and the Bonne Terre Mines and see the glorious underbelly of the Earth. We will spend one day at Union Station visiting the Aquarium, Ferris Wheel and other attractions. We will work on our swing at Top Golf in St. Louis and will fly along on the Aerie's Alpine Coaster, Zip Line or Skytour in Grafton, IL. After each adventure, we will have lunch together at various popular nearby restaurants. Bring money each day to pay for lunch. Be as cool as a cave and join us!


Learn to become a Coach or Official with Mr. Koch

Have you watched a game and yelled, " What kind of call was that!" "What an Idiot!"

"I could do so much better!" Man, I wish I could get some of that cool swag, MELHS

Football coaches wear!!!"

Ever watched another game and thought: "What a dumb call?"

"How could you call that?" "How blind can that official be?" "I could do so much better!!!" "I would look so good in those stripes that those idiots."

This will be your chance. You will be able to learn how to coach. We will learn about different coaching philosophies and techniques about how to be an effective coach. We will talk about how to use these philosophies and techniques to effectively coach different sports. We will travel to talk to coaches of different sports to see what is successful for them.

Do you know there is a shortage of officials throughout the country including the Metro East area? Do you know that you can get PAID to be an official? Would you like to stay involved in a certain sport but not good enough or don't want to coach it. Officiating is a great way to stay involved and get PAID as well. We will spend time learning how to become an official. How do you get certified to become an official and what can l officiate? We will talk with officials about how they got their start in being an official.

This can be a week that will help you get PAID in the future. Sounds good to me.

(no more than $50)

Lucy and Ricky and Other Football Plays? Presented by Pastor Schilbe Our football team runs plays named "Lucy" and "Ricky," however, this interim class' theme isn't football related. Instead, we're going to laugh along with a television "Lucy" and "Ricky" who've made Americans laugh for seven decades. As we laugh along with these and other characters from television's first twenty-five years, we'll think about the history, culture, and morals these characters and their shows represent. Get ready to watch lots of television and laugh as we watch.


Have you ever wished you knew what to do with a needle and thread? Or are you already proficient with a needle and looking for the opportunity to widen your knowledge of needle crafts? Maybe you've just been on pins and needles waiting for the right interim offering to come along. The fact is, if you enjoy being creative while learning something new, this interim offering is for you.

With this class, we won't just be sewing through the motions. We'll actually create five different projects. First we'll practice basic sewing techniques, including threading a needle, making a sewing knot, sewing a hem, and sewing on a button. We'll move on to creating a button quilt wallhanging and a small stuffed friend.

The next skill is cross-stitch. I'll explain stamped cross-stitch, counted cross-stitch and tear-away canvas cross-stitch where you stitch the design directly onto clothing. We'll also learn needlepoint, which creates a design on canvas using yarn. Finally, we'll discuss basic quilting skills, do a small quilt project, and talk about how to make your own memory t-shirt quilt.

Learn basic crocheting stitches making at least 3 projects throughout the week. All while watching the Gilmore Girls. What could be more relaxing.

As we work on our projects all through the week, you will have plenty of time to sewcialize. Who knows? You might even meet your sew-l mate here. Just know that you'll be in good hands, for you'll be taught by an experienced threaducator.


Experience art, architecture, catacombs, macarons, pasta, gelato, and so much more on a once in a lifetime experience in Italy and France! We will be visiting Pisa, Florence, Rome, and Paris on tours to all the major attractions each city has to offer.