Laura Schulte | Director of Enrollment Management


Dear Prospective Students and Families,

On behalf of the administration, faculty, staff and students of Rosati-Kain, thank you for your interest in our school.  My name is Laura Sestric Schulte, Director of Enrollment Management, and I graduated from R-K in 1986.  After years in the non-profit sector, I have once again come back for the opportunity to let others know how I think R-K is special.  We have a unique environment that promotes independence, strength, and loyalty.  Rosati-Kain has over 100 years of educating young women in the St. Louis area to lead and serve the world.  The Class of 2019, made of 55 students, received 262 scholarships, equaling over $12 million and will be attending 32 different colleges/universities. For the 2019-20 school year, we have students from over 75 different zip codes, 100 partner schools in and around the metropolitan St. Louis area, and we are in our 3rd year with international students from China, Vietnam, and Liberia.

We are in the heart of the Central West End, voted one of the Top Ten Neighborhoods in Great Places in America for 2014 with diversity all around.  We are adjacent to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis and we use the nation’s #1 park in America, Forest Park, as part of our extended campus. We look forward to showing you our recent multi-million dollar renovations that enhance the learning environment of the school.  You can learn about us on this site, but I hope you will experience the full spirit of R-K by visiting our campus.  In addition to events we will be hosting throughout the year, we also have our annual Open House and I will be presenting at multiple high school nights each fall.  I look forward to meeting you to talk about this wonderful environment personally.



Rosati-Kain is a high school for those who want a challenge in a rigorous academic environment while helping reach your full potential.  While collaboration and unity are strengths here, individual achievement is encouraged while finding an academic goal to open our graduates to the world.  With the student body and faculty working together, I know you can go anywhere you desire as long as you are willing to put in the effort and work.  We are a family of different and diverse thinkers and doers but each person is accepted, respected and appreciated.  I hope you come to see what we can achieve together.

For more information or for additional questions, please feel free to contact me.  I encourage you to schedule a tour with your daughter at your earliest convenience at any time during the school year.  We tour 8th-grade families during the entire year and tour 7th-grade families from March 1 on through the remainder of the school year.  8th-grade students may request a shadow visit at any time after their tour is completed.

We also offer a new online process that can walk you through the steps of applying to Rosati-Kain for those families that do not receive an Archdiocese application.

Registration to our free events like Rec Night and Behind the Scenes are available through our website.  Even if you are not ready to apply to Rosati-Kain, you can learn more about these fun events for all girls in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.  I look forward to the opportunity to meet you soon.


Laura Sestric Schulte '86
Director of Enrollment Management
(314) 533-8513 ext 2215