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St. John Vianney High School (a.k.a. Vianney High School, or Vianney Marianist High School) is a private, all male, Catholic college preparatory high school located in Kirkwood, Missourimarker. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Louis. The school was founded by the Society of Mary , a religious order of priests and brothers who continue to run the school. The Marianists also run a number of other St. Louis area high schools including Chaminade College Preparatory Schoolmarkerand St. Mary's High Schoolmarker.


The school is named after St. John Vianney. It opened in 1960 and has graduated a class every year since that time. In 1999, Vianney received the prestigious award from the federal government's Blue Ribbon Schools Program. Recently, Vianney has undertaken a number of building projects including new classrooms, gymnasium, and a new library.


St. John Vianney High School is dedicated to forming young men for spiritual, academic and personal excellence in the Catholic, Marianist tradition.

The Characteristics of Marianist Education are:

  • Formation in faith
  • Provide an integral, quality education
  • Educate in the family spirit
  • Educate for adaptation and change
  • Educate for service, justice, and peace


Vianney sponsors athletic teams in football, soccer, cross country, basketball, swimming, wrestling, baseball, golf, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and curling. There are also club teams for outdoor lacrosse, bowling, chess, and ice hockey.

Vianney is a member of the Metro Catholic Conference. The other members of the conference include:

State Championships

Baseball- 2004, 2006

Hockey- 1979, 1996

Soccer- 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1991, 1992

Volleyball- 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006

School mascot

The St. John Vianney High School mascot is the Golden Griffin-half lion and half eagle. The school colors, black and gold, reflect the colors of the Griffin. The school states that the Griffin represents certain virtues in all of its students.

"The Griffin represents the virtues of our students: strength, faith, fraternity, and justice. These virtues shine forth from hearts and minds formed by a rigorous academic program, an integrated religious curriculum, and a wide range of extracurricular opportunities."

-from the Vianney High School website'

School fight song

The St. John Vianney High School fight song is often sung at football and basketball games as well as pep rallies. The lyrics are as follows:

" We are the black and gold of Vianney. We are the golden griffins of Vianney High. Half Lion, Half Eagle, so the griffin can roar, so the griffin can soar above the lightning and the thunder. We will win win win yeah vianney. Oh hear the din din din of our clamour and cheers. We want the world to be told about the black and the gold. Of old vianney, vianney, vianney, Hey!"

Notable alumni

Government and Politics

  • Brian Wahby: Chairman of the St. Louismarker Central Democratic Committee
  • James Shrewsbury: Former President, St. Louismarker Board of Aldermen

Sports and Entertainment

Arts and Sciences

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