Award Year: 2020

Saint Jude the Apostle School

9150 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, LA, 70810-4096

(225) 769-2344

Mrs. Michelle Gardiner, Principal at time of Nomination

Diocese of Baton Rouge

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St. Jude the Apostle School provides a Catholic family environment, dedicated to the formation of each student's relationship with Christ through faith, academics, and excellence.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 88%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Two or more races: 2%
Forming students' relationships with Christ through faith, academics, and excellence

Forming students' relationships with Christ through faith, academics, and excellence

St. Jude the Apostle School was founded in 1983 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with only four classes and has grown to over 560 students in PK to eighth grade. St. Jude is a small, family oriented school rooted in the Catholic faith. As a ministry of St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church Parish, the school values the relationships shared with parents, parishioners, the community, and the Diocese of Baton Rouge.

At St. Jude School, we strive for academic excellence as well as promote overall growth and development of all students by addressing their specific needs and abilities. We do this by offering honors math and literature classes to middle school students to help each student reach their advanced potential in learning. Tiered reading and math classes are offered in our elementary grades to allow teachers to meet the students at their instructional level. With this, we are able to provide differentiated instruction and grouping to support a variety of learning styles so that each student can experience success in their academic achievement.

Our core values of faith, academics and excellence are evident daily through our pastor, administration, teachers and support staff. Our team is committed to providing a diverse educational environment that promotes students to their fullest potential by recognizing their individual gifts. We are driven by our mission and embrace that we are unique in having a smaller student body, which creates a family like atmosphere where students and families are known by name.