Chaminade College Preparatory School
Chaminade College Preparatory School is an independent Catholic school for boys in grades six through twelve. The school is located in West St. Louis County. Chaminade offers 7-day, 5-day, and temporary boarding. Students come from throughout the United States and from several countries around the world. Canning Hall accommodates up to seventy-five residents.
The school bears the name of Father William Joseph Chaminade, a priest who lived during the era of the French Revolution and who founded the religious order known as the Society of Mary (Marianists).The school maintains an active relationship with this Society through governance structures and the employment of lay and religious Marianists committed to a conscious effort to keep alive the Marianist charism in all aspects of the institution's operation.
The campus is laid on top of a small hill overlooking Lindbergh Boulevard. Chaminade Hall lays in the middle of the Campus with a small hall called Frische Hall on the south side. where all the course offices and counselors offices are located. At the end of the hall lays the doors to the chapel where reconciliation and small prayer services take place. Next to the chapel lays the dorm rooms for the boarding students. There is also a white house which is the home of the Marianist brothers living on the Campus. On the west side of the school is the West Wing. It was an extension to the school that was added in 2002-2003 which has expanded the size of the school considerably but it also segregated the high school and the middle school.
At the end of the 2003 school year, Mr. James Gerker and his administrative staff introduced the House System to the Chaminade Family. The purpose of the House System is to further enhance the mission of the school by developing Marianist leaders among the students, by providing a vehicle for pastoral care for all students and by strengthening the school community. The five houses are named after significant Marianist historical figures.
2007 House Leadership
- Deans - Mr. Bob Murphy, Mr. Michael Massa
- Captains - Eric Sensemen, Andrew Mallonee
- Deans - Mr. Peter Vlahutin, Mr. Rick Wibbenmeyer
- Captains - Ted Paletta, Mike Hemkens
- Deans - Dr. Howard Wright, Mr. Chris Chuburis
- Captains - Tom Hastings, Jonah Schmidt
- Deans - Mr. Phil Rone, Mr. Jim Zolnowski
- Captains - Asa Goldkamp, Alex Kriegshauser
- Deans - Mr. Joe Poon, Mr. Dave McCoy
- Captains - Matt Allen, Wade Abbadessa
House Cup Winners
- 2003 - O'Donnell
- 2004 - Mauclerc
- 2005 - Gray
- 2006 - Lamourous
Chaminade is extremely proud of the rich tradition of athletic success that has been fostered over the years. Chaminade teams have finished in the top four of Missouri State High School Activities Association competition 44 times, including 16 State Championships. After Soccer, Chaminade is probably best known for its ice hockey program.
However, over the past three years, Chaminade teams have excelled in several sports and the overall success of the athletic program rivals that of any school in the state. During the 2001-02 school year, Chaminade won the State Championship in Cross Country and Soccer; finished in the top four in swimming, golf and tennis; went to the quarterfinals in basketball; and won district championships in football and baseball. The soccer team was also named National Champions as they finished the season with a 31-1 record. The team was voted best by fans all around Missouri.
During the 2002-03 school year the Soccer team again won the State Championship and swimming, golf and tennis again brought home final four trophies while the basketball team captured another district championship. In 2003-04, Chaminade celebrated a State Championship in Golf and saw final four finishes in soccer, swimming, and tennis, as well as another quarterfinal appearance by the basketball team.
Missouri State Championships
- Baseball 1992, 1998
- Cross Country 2001
- Golf 1988, 1997, 1998, & 2004
- Soccer 2001, 2002
- Swimming/Diving 1974, 1984
- Tennis 1988 - 1992
- David Lee, starting small forward for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association
- Brad Davis, a midfielder for the Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer
- Happy Jack Wilson did not actually go to Chaminade, but he does teach here.