Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School

School in Frontenac, St. Louis County, Missouri, United States

Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School

1929 Main Building of Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School

801 South Spoede Road



St. Louis County




United States

Coordinates 38°38′37″N 90°24′59″W / 38.64361°N 90.41639°W / 38.64361; -90.41639Coordinates: 38°38′37″N 90°24′59″W / 38.64361°N 90.41639°W / 38.64361; -90.41639
Type Private Catholic primary and secondary school
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic Society of the Sacred Heart
Denomination Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s) St. Rose Philippine Duchesne
Established 1929
Oversight Board of Trustees
  • Oak Hill Principal – Dr. Pete Schroeder
  • Villa Duchesne Principal – Ms. Bridget Collins
Head of school Michael F. Baber
Grades Junior kindergarten 3 to grade 12
Enrollment 445 (2017–18 school year)
Average class size 15
Student to teacher ratio 8:1
Hours in school day 7
Campus Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School
Campus size 64 acres
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Maroon and Navy
Athletics conference MWAA
Mascot Sophie the Squirrel
Nickname Villa
Team name Saints
Accreditation Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Newspaper Tower Talk
Yearbook Entre Nous
School fees
  • Computer lease fee for grades 7–12: $650
  • Mothers’ Club and Fathers’ Club: $125 per family
  • $23,135 includes daily lunch buffet and student activity fees like athletics for grades 7–12
  • $19,100 includes before and aftercare plus book fees for grades 5–6
  • $18,360 includes before and aftercare plus book fees for K–4
  • $6,880–15,900 includes before and aftercare plus book fees for JK3–JK4
Alumni 7,000+

Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School is an independent, Roman Catholic school in Frontenac, Missouri, United States linked with 147 schools in 30 countries through the International Network of Sacred Heart Schools. Villa Duchesne is an all-girls program for grades 7 through 12 while Oak Hill is a coed elementary program for age 3 through grade 6.

It was named for Sister Rose Philippine Duchesne.[1]

Villa Duchesne sports include field hockey, volleyball, tennis, lacrosse, soccer, golf, basketball, swimming and diving, cross country, and track and field. In 2010, Villa Duchesne won the MSHSAA golf state championship. Villa Duchesne is also well known for its field hockey program, and the St. Joseph’s vs. Villa Duchesne field hockey game is a popular rivalry game.

In 2011, Villa Duchesne captured the Missouri Class 3A Volleyball Championship led by a core group of seniors who helped the team to a 2nd-place finish in 2009.

While Villa’s teams compete under the “Saints” name, it is not uncommon to see the school’s mascot, Sophie the Squirrel, at home games and meets.

Reigning MSHSAA Field Hockey champions for the 2017 and 2018 seasons, defeating MICDS both years.


Villa Duchesne places a large emphasis on tradition, specifically on Sacre Coeur and French tradition. Some traditions are Conge, the family picnic, gouter, and cache-cache.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Dave Holmes, TV personality, actor, blogger, writer.
  • Emily Murphy, Attorney and Administrator of the General Services Administration.


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