St. Louis University High School, a Jesuit Catholic high school for boys founded in 1818, is the oldest secondary educational institution in the U. S. west of the Mississippi River, one of the largest private high schools in Missouri. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis. SLUH was founded in 1818 by the bishop of St. Louis, Bishop Dubourg, as a Latin school for boys known as St. Louis Academy. Classes were held in a one-story house owned by Madame Alvarez on the northwest corner of Third and Market Street, it grew to include a college division, the college was granted university status in 1832. The high school retained the identity of St. Louis Academy on the university campus until 1924 when it moved to its own facilities and incorporated separately under the name of St. Louis University High School; the school's new home, on Oakland Avenue, was a gift of Anna Backer in memory of her late husband and alumnus George Backer. That facility known as Backer Memorial, has grown over the years and remains the school's home.
In 1984, Paul Owens became the school's first lay principal, in 2005 David J. Laughlin was hired as the school's first lay president. In each year from 2013 to 2016, SLUH was named among the top-scoring organizations in the mid-size employer category of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's survey of Top Workplaces. Since the school is part of the Jesuit network that consists of 61 high schools and 28 colleges and universities in the United States, SLUH provides an education infused with the tradition and philosophy of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Theology and philosophy classes are conducted daily. According to figures released on SLUH's website in 2011, the median ACT score for SLUH students is over 30. By composite score, it ranks among the top seven per cent of schools in the United States. Over 50% of SLUH's class of 2011 achieved a score of 30 or higher on the ACT. Among St. Louis and St. Louis area high schools with a total enrollment of over 600, it had the highest scores in 2012. Since 2005 a total of 31 students have received the highest score possible.
Four members of the class of 2012 achieved this score, along with five members of the class of 2013, two members of the class of 2014. In 2010, 23 students from SLUH were named National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists, more than any other school in Missouri. In 2011, 17 students were named Semifinalists, while 28 were named National Merit Commended Scholars. In 2012, 25 students were named Semifinalists. Advanced Placement courses have been offered through SLUH for half a century. AP courses are now offered for 22 disciplines. In 2010, 345 students took 790 AP exams. Eighty-seven percent scored grades that qualify them for college credit. SLUH has performed well in the Presidential Scholars Program. In 2007, for example, three of Missouri's ten semifinalists were from SLUH, with one, Daniel Viox, receiving one of the two scholarships awarded. In 2012, one of Missouri's ten semifinalists was from SLUH; the humanities are emphasized in SLUH's curriculum. The language department has offered four-year programs in Russian and Chinese since 1964.
In 1997, a student exchange program with the Nanjing Foreign Language School was established. Since 2011, SLUH has sponsored a Confucius Classroom, a subdivision of Webster University's Confucius Institute. In 1999, educational exchange programs for the study of Russian language and culture were established with schools in St. Petersburg. In keeping with its strong Jesuit Catholic heritage, courses in Latin and Greek are offered, as are the popular choices of French and Spanish. SLUH has strong programs in the natural sciences, computer science, social sciences, fine arts, literature. All SLUH students enter colleges or universities upon graduation. Members of the Class of 2011 attended 72 of them; these students accepted more than 300 scholarships totaling nearly $2 million. In the Washington Post's 2015 ranking of America's Most Challenging High Schools, SLUH was ranked among the top three in Missouri and the top 1.5% nationwide. In the Post's 2016 ranking, SLUH was ranked among the top 1.2% nationwide.
The United States Department of Education's National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognized SLUH as an Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School for 2015. In 2016, Niche ranked SLUH as the 19th-best All-Boys high school in the US. In the late 1990s, a large capital campaign to fund growth and expansion projects began under Fr. Paul Sheridan, S. J. Called Vision 2000, the $32 million plan included reducing class sizes, better integrating technology into the curriculum, increasing class options; the early phases of the program included the addition of new teaching and counseling positions in order to reduce class size and teaching loads and to expand the curriculum. Over eight years, 18 new teaching and counseling positions were added; the physical improvements began in 2004 when the football stadium was given artificial turf and a new entry boulevard to the west of the campus was constructed jointly with the adjacent St. Louis Science Center; the construction continued with the addition of a 17-acre soccer–track complex and Sheridan Stadium, a new baseball field.
In 2009 SLUH completed the Danis Field House, a free-standing field house that contains two gymnasium spaces and meeting space for the athletic staff, locker facilities. SLUH is competitive in many academic events such as math contests, Math League, Speech Team, Mock Trial and Quizbowl. SLUH was the top-scoring high school in the Missouri chapter of Math League for five years running; the Quizbowl team of 2006-07 won the district ti
Carlin on Campus is the 10th album and fourth HBO special by American comedian George Carlin recorded April 18–19, 1984. The show features new material; the opening features Carlin in Catholic School with a short version of "Class Clown" and animation shorts. The ending features Carlin playing piano to an original song called "Armadillo Blues." George Carlin's twelfth comedy album was called Carlin On Campus. It includes new material, non sequiturs and extended sequences of two of his most famous routines and Football and An Incomplete List of Impolite Words; the content of this album is 50% different from the titled HBO Special. Opening Prayer A Place for My Stuff Cartoon: It's No Bullshit Little Dogs Flamethrowers Stuff on Driving Cartoon: New News Whistling Assholes Stomach Sounds Getting Sick Baseball and Football Cartoon: Universe of Sports Sports Cheer Cartoon: Silent Film Star Death All tracks by George Carlin. Toni Biggs – Production Coordination Matt Brady – Assistant Engineer George Carlin – Producer David Daoud Coleman – Cover Design Bob Merritt – Engineer, Editing Jim Rasfeld – Design Don Worsham – Engineer On Location George Carlin's Official Website George Carlin: Carlin on Campus on IMDb