Letter from the President

A Bold Vision for Our Third Century

Dear SLUH Community,

St. Louis University High School’s 200-year tradition is steeped in pride, achievement and excellence, forming 22,000 ‘men for others’ who have become leaders locally, nationally and internationally, in all fields and endeavors. Similarly, our school has served our metropolitan area and beyond as a strong civic and community partner. We have come a long way, yet we have even further to go.

While SLUH has grown and evolved over the years, our deep sense of mission and purpose, coupled with a compelling vision and willingness to adapt, have remained constant. We are inspired by our Jesuit identity to go further and do more for the greater glory of God. As we reflect with gratitude at the grace in our remarkable history, we ask ourselves how we will further our excellence by carrying out a bold vision for our students tomorrow.

Our bicentennial campaign, Go Forth, positions us for our future by continuing to serve young men from all walks of life with a curriculum that cultivates their leadership and a campus that best facilitates their total formation. Go Forth comes at a critical time when leaders of competence, conscience and compassion are needed more than ever.

I invite you to learn about Go Forth on this website, which highlights our focus areas of Scholarship and Accessibility, Program Excellence and a 21st Century Campus. I also hope you will better understand the impact and potential of our mission through our 18-18 highlights (18 alumni and 18 students). We are empowered by our past and, more importantly, emboldened by our future with Go Forth.

To be successful, we seek wide participation and transformational support. I thank those who have led in supporting our vision, and I call on all in our extended community to help ensure we meet our $70 million goal, for our young men and their service to the world.

May God bless you and your loved ones.

Alan Carruthers