Christ the King School - At a Glance

Christ the King Catholic School is  Catholic, coeducational school for students in pre-Kindergarten (three years of age) through eighth grade. Children of all faiths are welcome. Our school is located at the corner of Balson and Purdue Avenues, just west of Midland Ave. in the heart of University City. Christ the King Catholic School is accredited by the National Federation of Non-Public School State Accrediting Association.

School Day Hours

Kindergarten School Day
7:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. with half-day option Monday and Friday (7:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)

Grades 1-8
7:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Preschool Day:
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Preschool Extended Day:
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

After School Child Care:
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

After School Child Care:
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m

Student Body

240 students (Pre-K to 8th grade) representing many ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds. 27% of the student body is non-Catholic. CKS students come from 22 different zip codes in the metro area.


Our Faculty

Susan Hooker, Principal
BS, Eastern Michigan
MA, St. Louis University

Certifications: Missouri State Principal's Certificate, Paul VI Religious Institute-Catechist, Coordinator of Religious Education.

  • 2 of the Teachers Are Male

  • 11 full-time Teachers

  • 5 part-time Teachers

  • Learning Consultant

  • Lead Resource Teacher

  • 4 full-time Degreed Teachers' Aides

  • Part-time Counselor

  • Part-time Title 1 Teacher, remedial Reading and Math

In addition to the core curriculum, CKS students in grades K - 8 receive instruction in:

  • Art

  • Computer Technology (middle school robotics)

  • Music

  • Physical Education

  • Spanish


CKS offers a fully equipped computer lab, Internet access in every classroom and SMART Boards in PK- Grade 8 classrooms, class set of Apple IPADS, 40 Chromebooks.


CKS' comprehensive library containing 3100+ volumes, is staffed by parents and community volunteers.

Resource Room

Our Learning Consultant manages caseloads of students with special needs, mentoring teachers and supporting parents to best meet students' needs.

Our Lead Resource Teacher and 4 full-time Teachers' Aides, work directly with individuals or small groups to diversify instruction and perform on-going reading assessments in our guided-level reading program.

Title 1 teacher, available through Government funding, teaches small group of students recommended by faculty and administration for remedial support in Math and/or Reading in the early grades for the purpose of early-intervention as needed.


Hot Lunch Program

Students enjoy nutritional, delicious hot lunches, sack lunches or boxed salad in our CKS cafeteria. Our food service is provided by Food Service Consultants of St. Louis.  Students are also welcome to bring a lunch from home.  Bringers may purchase milk at school.


ExtraCurricular Programs for Students

  • Student Council

  • Sports Leagues

  • Scouting

  • School Newspaper

  • Bellarmine Speech League

  • St. Louis Science Fair

  • Theatrical Productions

  • Children's Choir

  • National Geography & Spelling Bees

  • Band/Piano

  • Equations Math Club

  • Math/Science Contests

  • Science Bowl

  • Girls on the Run

  • Yoga

  • Parish, Community &World Wide Service Opportunities

  • Mini Vinnies Service Club

  • Chess Club

  • Lego Club

  • Little Medical, Vet, Pharmacy, Nursing & DentalSchools

  • Violin

  • Mad Science

  • Imagine Art Academy

  • Backgammon