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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Address
3015 Broussard St
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Telephone
(225) 388-2244
Website

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$65
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$11,455
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
14%
Average Financial Aid
$4,500
From 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.

St. Joseph's Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1270
53 responses
Average ACT
28
396 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.39 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.39 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 180 responses
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  • SJA & CHS Challenge Day
    21%
  • Any Senior traditions
    14%
  • Pep Rallies
    13%
  • Fun days
    12%
  • Challenge Day- boys vs. girls
    9%
  • Snowballs at Lunch
    8%
  • Class Cup
    7%

    Students

    Diversity
    B-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,102
    87%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.47 responses
    91%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.47 responses
    89%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.47 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    16:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    87%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.54 responses
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.54 responses
    Poll
    87%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.54 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    95%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
    88%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
    93%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses
    Living in the Area
    B-
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      B
    2. Good for Families
      C+
    3. Housing
      C
    Median Household Income
    $40,948
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $827
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $162,600
    National
    $184,700

    St. Joseph's Academy Reviews

    384 reviews
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    St. Joseph's Academy has been heaven sent! In a world where more emphasis is put on Fashion and other foolishness, we found a school whose purpose is not tobnb offer an excellent education, but to build string Godly young women, with a servant’s heart. Understanding that serving others has far greater rewards than anything else we can do. My daughter has blossomed and gained a sense of self and purpose in her academic career at SJA that I'm convinced will help her succeed in her collegiate endeavors.
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    Saint Joseph's Academy is a great school to learn about living independently and preparing for one's future academic and professional career. As sisters, a bond is formed and our ability to work well with others is through the roof. We cherish important values in the community as well as celebrating everyone in it. The workload has taught me how to prepare and use certain skills to complete tasks in the most efficient way possible. Our all-girls high school has won the National Blue Ribbon award on multiple occasions and is enormously respected around the community. Saint Joseph's, although full of fun, is an extremely serious college preparatory private school.
    Overall, I think attending St. Joseph's Academy was a good experience to have. The atmosphere of an all-girls school is actually refreshing, and the teachers are usually top-notch. It's so easy to become friends with your teachers at this school. My main two caveats are the weak science department and lack of ethnic diversity. To me, the school seemed to be more focused toward the arts and humanities, which admittedly made me more well-rounded, but I wish I had more opportunities in the science fields. I would like to see AP Chemistry and AP Statistics added to the curriculum. Secondly, the school's demographic was heavily lacking in diversity, so that is also something I would like to see change in the near future. I think it's also important to mention that despite SJA being comprised of Catholic private-school students, I found it to be pretty liberal. I moved out-of-state for college (to the North), and I've noticed that there isn't much difference regarding political views.