Award Year: 2022

St. James Episcopal Day School

445 Convention Street
Baton Rouge, LA, 70802-5619

(225) 344-0805

Mrs. Bridget Henderson, Principal at time of Nomination

Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana

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St. James Episcopal Day School is committed to developing each child's unique gifts by providing a strong foundation combining academic excellence and spiritual formation in a warm, loving Christian community.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 4%
  • White: 93%
  • Asian: 3%
Joyful St. James students eager to love, learn, and lead.

Joyful St. James students eager to love, learn, and lead.

Located in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge, St. James is rich in history. For over seventy years, generations of families have been a part of the St. James community.A ministry of St. James Episcopal Church, the school lives out its mission of academic excellence in a warm, loving Christian community every single day. With a balanced approach to honoring tradition while inspiring innovation, St. James continually builds on its solid foundation to ensure a bright future.

St. James is a proud three-time National Blue Ribbon School awardee. This success is attributed to an outstanding faculty who cares deeply for each student; a parent community committed to supporting the school; and a strong academic program, strategically aligned, and steeped in personalization and inclusivity.

Small class sizes and student academic support at all levels ensure a personalized approach to teaching and learning. In this nurturing environment, teachers meet students where they are and provide opportunities for growth. With nine enrichment offerings, students are encouraged to find their strengths beyond the core academics. Students feel safe and take risks knowing that they will receive necessary support to achieve and thrive.

Professional development remains a priority as the faculty embraces school wide initiatives. When teachers become learners with shared goals, the result is a school unified in preparing students for purposeful lives beyond the classroom. The faculty models collaboration for students through mutual respect and love of teaching.

St. James builds community, prioritizes academic excellence, and inspires the leaders of tomorrow.#LoveLearnLead #WeAreStJames