St. Joseph's Academy (Baton Rouge)

St. Joseph's Academy (SJA) is an all-girls Catholic school established in 1868 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Medaille. It is the sister school of the all-boys Catholic High School, only three-tenths of a mile to the north.[2] It is located on a live oak shaded campus in Mid-City Baton Rouge, Louisiana, within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge.

St. Joseph's Academy
3015 Broussard Street

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United States
Coordinates30°26′11″N 91°9′25″W / 30.43639°N 91.15694°W / 30.43639; -91.15694Coordinates: 30°26′11″N 91°9′25″W / 30.43639°N 91.15694°W / 30.43639; -91.15694
TypePrivate College Preparatory[1]
MottoSanctity, Joy, and Action[3]
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic[1]
Patron saint(s)St. Joseph
OpenedNovember 4, 1868
FounderCongregation of St. Joseph
OversightRoman Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge
PresidentJan Rhorer Breen '69
PrincipalStacia Andricain
Color(s)Red and White         [3]
AthleticsLouisiana High School Athletic Association
Athletics conferenceDistrict 5-5A
Team nameRedstickers[3]
AccreditationSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools [4]
NewspaperStudent Prints

SJA has been recognized four times as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education.[6] In 2002, the Academy was recognized as a school of technology excellence by the U.S. Department of Education, one of only three in the nation.[2]

The Broussard Street campus is the second for the school. The original school was located in downtown Baton Rouge, but was moved to where it currently stands in 1941.[2]


SJA competes in the highest designation in Louisiana (Class 5A) high school athletics. The team is known as the Redstickers in a nod to its host city, Baton Rouge. The Academy has been very successful in volleyball (winning ten state titles, including four in a row from 2001–04), swimming (winning state titles in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2005, 2003, 2002, 1996 and 1994), and cross country (winning stat titles in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2010, 2008, 1994, 1993, 1992 and 1985). SJA has successfully competed on the national level in competitive cheerleading as well, winning the Super Varsity National Champions title in 2018. The school's colors are red and white, with navy blue used as an accent color.


  1. ^ a b c St. Joseph's Academy Mission and Philosophy
  2. ^ a b c d e St. Joseph's Academy History
  3. ^ a b c d St. Joseph's Academy Handbook
  4. ^ SACS-CASI. "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 16, 2010. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
  5. ^ St. Joseph's Academy Financial Information
  6. ^ National Blue Ribbon Award Winners

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