Louisville High School

Louisville High School is an all-girls Catholic high school founded 60 years ago by the Sisters of St. Louis. Set amid century-old oaks and picturesque mountains, Louisville offers challenging academics paired with service opportunities, an athletic program spanning 13 sports and an award-winning performing arts department that includes dance, vocal and drama groups.

Describe Louisville High School’s learning environment.

“Louisville is not merely a school with girls. It is a school for girls. This unique environment allows our young women to discover their interests, build their self-confidence and take healthy risks. At Louisville, opportunities for girls don’t happen by chance. They happen on purpose.”

How do you ensure your school stands out?

“A common theme from alumnae, students and even visitors is that Louisville is a home. We truly know each student and strive to provide individualized attention academically and socially so that she may become the best version of herself. We blend individual dreams with common purpose, and the resulting sisterhood inspires learning, growing and lifelong friendships. Louisville is a school for four years and a family for life.”

What do you see kids doing to make this world a better place?

“Our students have been the driving force behind our upgraded environmental stewardship program. While we have been recycling for years, they are working on a system that includes composting and an informational component to ensure proper usage. They also led the charge to use compostable materials in our campus food service. This young generation truly is our future!”

How does your school support students’ passions?

“Louisville High School’s unique Focus Program gives students extraordinary opportunities to connect their passions with their goals for the future. This program helps students gain work experience, network with successful alumnae, listen to guest speakers, attend career-oriented field trips, learn professional skills and take courses that support their area of focus. Overall, students receive real-world exposure that influences decisions about future college majors and work environments.”

How do you embrace a digital approach to learning?

“Louisville will introduce an Innovation Lab this spring—a collaborative working area with 3D printers, laser cutters, a plotter, a drop-down green screen and more. Teachers will use the Innovation Lab to demonstrate curricular ideas, encourage concept adaptation and challenge thinking. In this inspirational environment our young women will engage and succeed in complex problem-solving, be visionary, take risks and become innovators as they dream, design and do.”