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
|Coordinates||38°38′37″N 90°24′59″W / 38.64361°N 90.41639°WCoordinates: 38°38′37″N 90°24′59″W / 38.64361°N 90.41639°W|
|Type||Private Catholic primary and secondary school|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic Society of the Sacred Heart|
|Patron saint(s)||St. Rose Philippine Duchesne|
|Oversight||Board of Trustees|
|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|
|Color(s)||Maroon and Navy|
|Mascot||Sophie the Squirrel|
|Accreditation||Independent Schools Association of the Central States|
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.
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.
- Dave Holmes, TV personality, actor, blogger, writer.
- Emily Murphy, Attorney and Administrator of the General Services Administration.