About SJA

Welcome to St. Joseph’s Academy, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence where young women learn and experience their Catholic faith traditions, the pursuit of academic excellence and personal growth. This premier Catholic secondary school was founded in 1868 in Baton Rouge by the Sisters of St. Joseph. In this, our 147th year, the Academy continues to provide an environment of excellence, where relationships are strengthened and young girls become women of faith, hope and love.

SJA is administered by the Sisters of St. Joseph and dedicated lay women and men who provide an environment of inspiration and learning. To date, the Academy has 9,177 alumnae, and our communities are enriched by the gifts they bring to their businesses, charitable organizations, volunteer efforts, governments, church parishes and families.

The Academy is recognized on the local, regional, state and national levels as an outstanding high school for young women. We are devoted to our mission statement, which 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.