150 Years

Celebrating the Past, Shaping the Future

Girl in graduation cap and gown looks out over the campus, standing in gateway

For 150 years, St. Joseph’s Academy has stood as a pillar of excellence in the Baton Rouge community. Founded in 1868 by the Sisters of St. Joseph, this premier Catholic high school for young women is a place where the bonds of sisterhood run deep, sacred threads that connect our alumnae across generations and around the world.

Our nearly 10,000 graduates are leaders in business, industry, academia, government, their churches and communities. 

They’re advocates, volunteers, wives, mothers and grandmothers. 

They serve the dear neighbor, always as women for others.

Faith development, academic excellence and personal growth – the three pillars of the Academy’s mission statement – are at the very heart of who we are. 

As we celebrate 150 years, our history is rich, our present is vibrant, our future is bright.
St. Joseph’s Academy: Celebrating the past, shaping the future.

SJA's Mission

The mission of St. Joseph’s Academy 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.

Celebrate & Connect

Near or far, you are an important part of our 150th anniversary celebration! We invite you to share your updated information, special SJA memories and photos and join us for this year's special events.