Award Year: 2013

Most Blessed Sacrament School

8033 Baringer Road
Baton Rouge, LA, 70817-6012

(225) 751-0273

Maria Cloessner, Principal at time of Nomination

Diocese of Baton Rouge

School Website


To minister to the educational needs of our parish family by providing a teaching atmosphere which promotes gospel values and academic excellence for our students.

Student Demographics
  • White: 95%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %

Founded in 1980, Most Blessed Sacrament School (MBS) is one of 12 Catholic K-8 schools in the Baton Rouge area. MBS is uniquely situated in a strong Catholic community, enveloped by a rich Cajun culture. At the heart of MBS’s mission is its commitment to the community it serves. Fostering a cooperation and collaboration between families and faculty and passing on the faith and heritage of a Catholic tradition is paramount to this mission.

MBS strives to strengthen the partnership with parents who are the primary teachers of faith and values and faculty who are called to the teaching ministry – MBS’s principal has been at the school since the doors opened! To increase student engagement, professional development opportunities are provided, such as Rigor, Relevance and Relationships, Increasing Student Engagement, and Total Participation Techniques (TPT). Teachers have embraced these strategies, and classroom observations show an increase of student engagement, especially with the use of TPT activities.

MBS’s mission also carries over into its ministry through its service in Baton Rouge and throughout the world. Each grade level serves a designated ministry site and participates in a project, educating and empowering them to become agents of change in the world. MBS’s commitment to promoting Catholic values and community engagement is instilled throughout its educational environment.

Along with the importance of faith and service, MBS’s Louisiana heritage also plays a role in its curriculum and activities. Social Studies comes to life in the form of Cajun song and dance, a Louisiana Taste Fair and mock city councils. By instilling the importance of its community, MBS has created an environment which promotes spiritual and academic excellence for all students.