St. Joseph's Academy


St. Joseph’s Academy is a Catholic, all-girls, college-preparatory high school, the oldest high school in Baton Rouge. For more than 150 years, SJA has stood as a pillar of excellence in the Baton Rouge community. The Academy has been named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence four times by the U.S. Department of Education. Founded in 1868 by the Sisters of St. Joseph, this premier 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 life-long learners through interaction with master teachers and mentors; and enjoy peer relationships and learn leadership skills in a variety of student clubs and through participation in a championship athletic program. Come experience all that makes SJA truly exceptional.

Additional Information

Extended-Day Yes

Financial Asst. & Scholarships Yes

Family Discount No

Cafeteria B/L B/L

Transportation Service No

Accreditation AdvancED, BESE, SACS

Religious Affiliation Catholic

Year Established 1868

Principal/Headmaster Stacia B. Andricain

Registration Fee $575

Book/Supply Fee N/A

Tuition Range $11,455

Grades Taught 9-12

Total Enrollment 1,102

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3015 Broussard St.
Mid City, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808

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  • Oldest high school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph
  • All-girl school


3 Reviews
Baton Rouge, LA
BEST in STATE/Top-Rated in Nation

Superior education; excellence in all areas. Amazing STEM program, Innovation & Design Lab, course offerings are mind-boggling, 4 time National Blue Ribbon School (only one of 9 in the country); sports teams are consistent district and state winners.

July 2019

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Tara Dixon
Denham Springs
Best College Prep High School in Baton Rouge

The Total Package

June 2019

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Kathy Michael
Baton Rouge, LA
Excellence All the Way

Over the years I have come to know students, alumni, and a couple of teachers from this prestigious campus. The young ladies not only perform academically but are leaders. The students I met would assist with my students with disabilities, yet treat them with dignity and respect. If a girl attends or is a graduate of St. Joseph's, she is very special and destined to succeed in all aspects of her life.

August 2016

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