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St. Joseph’s Academy


Best of 225 – 2020 Winner!

St. Joseph’s Academy is a Catholic, college-preparatory school serving girls in grades 9-12. SJA has been honored four times by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School (1991, 1996, 2002, 2016). SJA was founded in 1868 by the Sisters of St. Joseph.

For 152 years, the Academy has stood as a pillar of excellence in the Baton Rouge community. This premiere high school for young women is a place where relationships are strengthened and young girls become women of faith, hope and love.

Academy students grow in Catholic faith traditions through a comprehensive religious education program, liturgical rituals and service opportunities; become lifelong learners through interaction with master teachers and mentors; and enjoy peer relationships and learn leadership skills in a variety of co-curricular activities, including 11 interscholastic sports and 39 student clubs and organizations.

The mission of St. Joseph’s Academy is to educate young women as responsible and unifying members of the world community. In the spirit and charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph, St. Joseph’s Academy offers opportunities for faith development in the Catholic tradition, academic excellence and personal growth.

Their 10,480 alumnae are leaders in business, industry, academia, government, their churches and communities. They’re advocates, volunteers, wives, mothers and grandmothers. They serve the dear neighbor, always as women for others.

Monday – Friday: 7:25 a.m. – 2:54 p.m.