Five LHWHS Rising Seniors Graduate from STARS Program

Five juniors from Ladue Horton Watkins High School have graduated from the prestigious Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) program at the University of Missouri – St. Louis! STARS pairs students More »

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LMS Students Interview Academy Award Winner

Two Ladue Middle School students shone brightly at the International Literacy Association Conference last weekend, where they had the opportunity to interview keynote speaker and Academy Award Winner Octavia Spencer. The event More »

Yang Liu, second from the right, is a 2015 Ladue alumni. Liu was one of five on his team to take home a gold medal. Photo courtesy of Po-Shen Loh.

2015 LHWHS Alumni Victorious at International Mathematical Olympiad

A Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate helped the U.S. bring home the gold this year at one of the most renowned global competitions: the International Mathematical Olympiad. This was Yang Liu’s More »

Becky Sauerbrunn and teammate Meghan Kilngenberg celebrate their win over Japan. Photo by Jonathan Hayward, courtesy of the Cavalier Insider.

Ladue Alumna Sauerbrunn Is a 2015 World Cup Champion

The Ladue School District can boast that one of its own helped bring home the World Cup Final win against Japan on Sunday, July 2, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Alumna Becky More »

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LHWHS Alumni Hirschfeld’s Artwork Featured in SNL Museum

Matt Hirschfeld, Ladue Horton Watkins High School class of 1998, and a University of Missouri at St. Louis graduate, is an illustrator in Los Angeles, California recently commissioned by NBC commissioned to More »

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LHWHS Speech/Debate Team Succeed at NCFL National Tournament

Seven Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) students competed in the National Catholic Forensic League’s National Tournament on May 23-24, 2015, at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. More »


Two LHWHS Science Olympiad Team Members Win Scholarships

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School Science Olympiad Team was one of two Missouri teams to participate in the National Olympiad Competition at the University of Nebraska on May 15-16, 2015.  Sophomores More »


LMS Science Bowl Team Ties 9th Place in the Nation

On May 2-3, 2015, the Ladue Middle School (LMS) science bowl team competed in the National Science Bowl finals in Washington, D.C.  There were 48 teams that qualified for the tournament after More »

LHWHS’ Steinbaum Gives Back to St. Louis through Collective Giving

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School sophomore Jessie Steinbaum, was among twenty-seven other high school girls honored on Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Nourish by Hollyberry in Warson Woods, for their collective efforts of supporting non-profit organizations.

Old Bonhomme Hosts Third Annual Spring Interactive Digital Art Show


On April 21, 2015, Old Bonhomme Elementary School students displayed their artwork with a twist. Using modern technology, visitors were able to learn about any particular art piece via QR Codes or Augmented Reality Aurasma.

Two Fifth Grade Center Students Published in Grannie Annie

Two students from the Ladue Schools Fifth Grade Center, Jackson DiBlasi and Camila Isai del Cid, will be honored by The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration with publication of their historical family stories. Students who participate in The Grannie Annie write a story from their family history, based upon information they gather by interviewing an older relative.   Grannie Annie, Vol. 10, will be released in May, and will include Jackson DiBlasi’s The Union Visit and Camila Isai del Cid’s The Land.

LHWHS Ranked Third Most Challenging Missouri High School


The Washington Post has released its 2015 list of the most challenging high schools across the country.  In Missouri, Ladue Horton Watkins High School ranked third behind one magnet (Metro Academic and Classical) and one private (John Burroughs) high school. The ranking was based on the number of college-level tests given at a school in the previous calendar year and the number of graduates that year.

LMS Science Olympiad First in State and Headed to Nationals

On April 18, 2015, the Ladue Middle School (LMS) Science Olympiad team pulled through yet another State Championship.  The team placed first in Missouri above The Pembroke Hill School team from Kansas City, MO which came in second and the Wydown Middle School team from Clayton, MO which came in third.  LMS students will travel to Lincoln, NE in May to represent Missouri at the National Competition.  This is the LMS team’s 21st appearance at the National Competition.  The team is lead by Ladue Middle School Science Teacher Elizabeth Steck.

LHWHS Science Olympiad Team Advances to National Competition For Five Years in A Row

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On April 18-19, 2015, the Ladue Horton Watkins High School Science Olympiad Team placed second at the Missouri State Science Olympiad Competition.  Only two teams in the state advance to the National Competition in May in Lincoln, Nebraska and LHWHS was the only school in the St. Louis area to advance. The first place team was from The Pembroke Hill School in Kansas City, MO.  The team made an impressive show, with three first place medals; two second place medals; and two third place medals.

Five LHWHS Students Named Academic All Americans in National Speech and Debate Association

Ladue Horton Watkins High School students Benjamin Collinger (12), Miriam Hauptman (12), Simi Falako (11), Tushar Raj (12), and Rasika Sant (11) have been named National Speech and Debate Association Academic All Americans in recognition of speech and debate excellence and academic success.

Member students may be nominated for this prestigious award by meeting several criteria—including maintaining a GPA of 3.7/4.0 or higher in addition to earning an ACT score of 27 or higher and/or a combined SAT score of 2,000 or higher.

Old Bonhomme Students Compete at Math League Competition


On Saturday, April 11, 2015, five fourth-grade Old Bonhomme Elementary students competed at New City School in the Math League Competition. They competed very well against some very tough schools.  These five participants were: Emily Shaw, Robbie Mabbs, Erica Shi, Bryson Liang, and David Ju.

Old Bonhomme’s Jander’s Piece Playce Featured in Teachers’ Publication


Old Bonhomme Physical Education Teacher Connie Jander’s Piece Playce project was featured in the Spring 2015 issue of the Missouri State Teachers Association publication.

Connie wrote the article about the objective of turning playtime into a learning adventure at a spot in the schoolyard called Piece Playce.

Reed Elementary School’s Mathematicians Score National Awards


On April 16, 2015, approximately 250 Reed Elementary School students from second, third and fourth grade competed in the Noetic Learning Math Contest.

The goal of the national mathematics contest is to encourage elementary and middle school students’ interest in math, to develop their problem solving skills and to inspire them to excel in math. Once Reed Elementary School posted their scores on the Noetic Learning Math website, their numbers were compared with other schools’ scores across the nation.