Christ the King Catholic School

University City, MO
Christ the King School Building

Christ the King Catholic School is a wonderfully rich learning community. Underlying our mission of academic excellence and formation of Christian values lies a vital premise: that every child has unique strengths, talents and interests that we try to encourage and develop. At CKS, we dedicate ourselves to an educational approach that nurtures the 'whole child,' in an environment of spiritual development, academic excellence, moral values, service and respect for one another. This cohesive, diverse, vibrant school community is truly a gift to Catholic education!

Ms. Caroline McCarthy


WE are a Catholic educational community focused on developing life-long learners. WE provide a rigorous, relevant curriculum. WE embrace diversity. WE live Gospel values. WE serve our community. WE celebrate stewardship. WE are Christ the King Catholic School.


The spiritual atmosphere within Christ the King School is designed to build upon the foundation laid by parents who encourage their families to pray and worship together. We recognize parents as being the principal educators of the faith for their children, and we strive to continue that education at school. Our purpose includes fostering a personal relationship with Jesus and living a life grounded in the Gospel message.


Christ the King graduates consistently earn acceptance to prestigious Catholic schools. Our graduates currently attend: St. Louis University High, Nerinx Hall, DeSmet, Rosati-Kain, Christian Brothers College High School, Incarnate Word, Cor Jesu, Bishop DuBourg and St. Joseph's Academy. CKS’ 2018 graduates earned these percentiles on their 8th Grade standardized tests: 95th percentile in Language Arts (Reading, Vocabulary, Written Expression, Conventions of Writing); 96th percentile in Math Computation.

Dynamic Community

For three, consecutive years, Christ the King has earned the honor of being a No Place for Hate School, acknowledged by our local Anti-Defamation League. This honor is due to the many varied, enriching programs for students, parents and faculty that enforce our core values of embracing diversity and celebrating community.


Enrollment trends have remained strong for the last dozen years; between 225-260 students.
Our student body comes from 20 ZIP Codes and represents many ethnic, economic and religious backgrounds. Children of all faiths are welcome, and 27% of our student body is non-Catholic.

In addition to the core curriculum, students in grades Kindergarten - Grade 8 receive instruction in Spanish, Art, Music, Physical Education and Technology by teachers certified in these areas of expertise.
CKS students have access to the latest technology, including SmartBoards, CleverTouch Boards, iPads and Chromebooks.
CKS employs a strong support staff: A full-time Learning Consultant; a part-time counselor; a Title I teacher for small group, early intervention of Reading; full-time, degreed, experienced teachers' aides to support classroom teachers with differentiated instruction; and volunteers from our community tutoring individuals and small groups.
CKS offers Band, Piano, Violin, Art Club, Backgammon Club, Bellarmine Speech, Chess Club, Children's Choir, Equations Math Club, Geography and Spelling Bees, Girls on the Run, Lego Club, Little Medical Schools - Medical, Nursing, Dental, Pharmacy, Vet School, and Wilderness Medicine. CKS has a service club, the Mini-Vinnies, offers Mad Science Club, Math Meets, Science Fair, Scouting, Service Activities, Sports Leagues, Student Council, Student Newspaper, Theatrical Productions, Writing Contests and Sign Language and Yoga Clubs.

7324 Balson Avenue
University City, MO 63130
United States