St. Louis Christian College sets on 33 acres of rolling hills located in Florissant, MO. The city of Florissant has a long and rich history. Settled in the late 1700s (prior to the nation becoming independent), the village, called “Fleurissant,” by its French settlers and “St. Ferdinand” by its Spanish rulers, was a typical French village of the time. Today, Florissant is a bustling inner suburb of St. Louis city and located in St. Louis County. In 2012, Florissant was ranked #76 in Money Magazine’s top 100 list of Best Places to Live – America’s Best Small Cities. Other reports in 2014 have Florissant ranked as the #1 Best Small City to Retire to in America and the 2nd Safest City in Missouri.
Florissant is proud of its diversity. At the 2010 census, there were 52,158 people, 21,247 households and 13,800 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 69.3% White, 26.8% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 2.0% of the population.