Saint Louis School to include grades K-5 starting in 2016

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Saint Louis School announced Friday it will expand its grade levels to include kindergarten through fifth grade.

The new grades will begin in the 2016-2017 school year, when the school celebrates its 170th year.

“After starting a fifth grade pilot program this year, it is clear that there is a great demand for students wanting to enter Saint Louis School at the elementary level,” said Saint Louis School Board of Trustees chairman T. Michael Hogan. “We are proud to offer this opportunity to boys who are inspired by the traditions and legacy of our historic school.”

“This is an exciting time for the Crusader ohana,” said Glenn Medeiros, president and head of school. “In addition to innovative programs like Project Lead the Way, we now have a tremendous opportunity to reach students at the elementary level and incorporate educational strategies at an early age that empower boys to excel.”

Openings will be limited, so parents are encouraged to contact Russell Valente, director of admissions.

Saint Louis School was founded in 1846. It has offered grades 6 through 12 since 1990.

Timeline of grade levels at Saint Louis School

  • 1846 – 1950s Grades 1-12
  • Mid 1950s Grades 9-12. Lower grades phased out for the Catholic Marianists to build a Catholic college (now known as Chaminade University)
  • 1980 Grades 7 and 8 brought back
  • 1990 Grade 6 included. Department of Education introduced the middle school concept (grades 6-8). Saint Louis School adopted the concept
  • 2016 Grades K-12 will launch

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