St. Joseph School

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St. Joseph School is dedicated to forming young people by encouraging them to develop a responsible relationship with God, a sound mind and body and a desire to attain academic excellence in an atmosphere that stresses Catholic values out of which will develop morally competent, Christ-centered individuals.

In addition to academic excellence, St. Joseph provides growth in sportsmanship, leadership, and teamwork through various athletic programs.  St. Joseph competes in basketball, softball, and football at the elementary level.  At the high school level, basketball, softball, baseball, cross-county running, and now football round out the athletic choices available.

History of St. Joseph School

In 1899, St. Joseph School opened its doors with ninety pupils under the direction of Father J.B. Limagne and the Sisters of Divine Providence.

Until 1908, the school offered only elementary grades, and in 1920 the high school was established.  The school was also changed from a pay school to a parochial school.  St. Joseph operated on a tuition and procedure basis.  And in 1926, St. Joseph High School was established as a Louisiana High School by the State Board of Education.

The Golden Jubilee of St. Joseph School was celebrated in 1951.  The official blessing and groundbreaking for the school gym was begun at this time.

In 1967, the Brothers of the Holy Eucharist, a local diocesan Community, brought their apostolate to help staff the school and they continue to serve the school today.

In 1993, The Marianites of Holy Cross joined the teaching staff in the high school department.

In 2005 Kenneth DeCook became the principal of St. Joseph School

In 2014 Bryan Runyan was named St. Joseph Principal along with Gerard Jeansonne, Assistant Principal and Tony Palermo, Assitant Principal and Head Football Coach.

On October 1, 2016, Mr. Billy Albritton became principal of St. Joseph School.

In July 2017 we happily welcomed the Sisters of the Secular Institute of the Two Hearts to teach religion at the elementary and high school levels.

In addition to being one of the oldest Catholic Schools in the area, St. Joseph is the only Catholic High School within the civil parish of Avoyelles.

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How to Enroll

Contact the school at 318-922-3401 for enrollment information.



Rhiannon Moreau, Principal

Rev. Martin Laird, Pastor

Christie Leonards, Secretary