About Our Academics

While our parish and community are rooted in a strong tradition, St. Ambrose school takes pride in offering a forward thinking approach to education.

We apply the most current technology and current practices to our challenging curriculum. The result is a level of academic rigor that instills a sense of responsibility and accountability in each student. The teachers and staff at St. Ambrose are actively engaged in the growth and development of our learning community through continuing education and professional development.

St. Ambrose offers a rigorous academic curriculum in every major subject, including Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science.

A strong academic foundation is essential to the creation of future leaders. St. Ambrose School places a strong emphasis on a core curriculum that utilizes the latest technology and best practices to enhance our students’ learning experience. It is this dedication to a strong curriculum that makes St. Ambrose a model for other St. Louis archdiocese schools.

The very philosophy and foundation of St. Ambrose is the person of Jesus Christ.

Inspired by Him and sustained by the love of His Sacred Heart, we view learning as a process, integrating the spiritual, intellectual, moral, and personal development of each child. Along with other St. Louis archdiocese schools, we have embraced Archbishop Carlson’s challenge to focus on Catholic Identity and integrated religion, virtues, values and moral ethics across our curriculum.

Extracurricular Activities

St. Ambrose provides a wide range of activities, groups and clubs and sports programs for students to participate in outside of class time.

The House System



Mixing Together To Make A Stronger Community

For students in grades 6-8, St. Ambrose offers a House System. This system brings together students from all three grades into several mixed-grade houses. Teachers oversee the houses, which are named after a Saint they would like to emulate, and eighth graders can apply to mentor other students as house leaders. In addition to giving students a chance to interact with other students they might not know, it also creates a community where students gain a sense of pride when they support and contribute to their house. Students can earn points for their house by participating in school events, community service projects and extracurricular activities.