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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A

Applying

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

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$11,684
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
61 responses
Average ACT
28
456 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.41 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.41 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 193 responses
  • SJA & CHS Challenge Day
    21%
  • Any Senior traditions
    15%
  • Pep Rallies
    13%
  • Fun days
    12%
  • Challenge Day- boys vs. girls
    9%
  • Snowballs at Lunch
    8%
  • Big Sis Little Sis
    7%

    Students

    Diversity
    C+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,126
    88%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.49 responses
    92%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.49 responses
    90%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.49 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    15:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    86%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.56 responses
    Poll
    88%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.56 responses
    Poll
    88%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.56 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Low
    Boys Athletic Participation
    95%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
    86%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
    93%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      B
    2. Good for Families
      C+
    3. Housing
      C
    Median Household Income
    $41,761
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $860
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $169,200
    National
    $184,700

    St. Joseph's Academy Reviews

    402 reviews
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    While some might scoff at the idea of attending an all-girls private high school, St. Joseph's Academy provides students with four years surrounded by an atmosphere of love, community, and school spirit! While the academics are challenging, they are balanced by fun. There is a plethora of clubs to choose from, and simply stepping onto the campus can make you feel uplifted. The administrators and teachers are always there to greet you with a smile, and they love to join in on the school's fun activities too! For example, we have "Fun Days" organized by our school's student council each month. During these days, students can dress up as the theme of the day, and during lunch, students are provided with fun activities and snacks! There are also many amazing programs that are led by dedicated teachers and students that are fueled by a passion for their school. Clubs such as Student Council, Choir, and many more, participate in multiple fun and service-filled activities each month!
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    My high school experience at SJA was amazing. I felt like all of my classmates were like my sisters, and I made a ton of new friends. At SJA, we were always presented with lots of opportunities, not just in school but outside of school as well. All of my classes were fun, and my teachers were always engaged with what we were learning. I was able to maintain good relationships with my teachers and they were always available whenever I needed them. SJA was a fun experience overall, including all of the fun activities we get to do that no other high schools get to. I am thankful that my parents chose to send me to SJA because I could not see myself graduating from anywhere else. I love my SJA family! Forever a Sticker Sister!
    I loved every single one of my teachers. They were committed to both my success and making the subjects we learned exciting and interesting to learn more about. The teachers made sure we were fully prepared for any obstacle we might face or endeavor we might embark on. SJA's school spirit permeated throughout the whole school. We built long-lasting friendships and were committed to getting to know everyone. SJA, in collaboration with our school's Student Council, hosted fun activities and events that made St. Joseph's Academy not only a wonderful school but also a place we could call home. We are a tight-knit family through thick and thin. There isn't really anything I would change, but I guess if I had to pick something then it would be that the tuition was more affordable so everyone would have the opportunity to go to such a wonderful school. However, I understand everything that my tuition contributes to, that help to make it the most memorable high school on the planet.