AboutOur Rich History

 

Established in the fall of 1956, St. Aloysius School is an educational ministry of St. Aloysius Parish. Located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, we offer classes for preschool and kindergarten through eighth grade. St. Aloysius is staffed by dedicated lay persons, in the tradition of the Daughters of Jesus who served this parish from 1957 through June 2002.

Christ is the reason for our school. He is the ever present teacher of our classes. He is the model for our faculty and the inspiration of our students.

St. Aloysius School is a member of the National Catholic Education Association and is approved and accredited by the Louisiana State Department of Education, and in 2010 was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/AdvancedEd.

 

The curriculum taught is the Core Knowledge Curriculum. This curriculum is coherent, cumulative, and content specific.

In the words of Core Knowledge founder, E.D. Hirsch,

“For the sake of academic excellence, greater equity and higher literacy, elementary and middle schools need to teach a coherent, cumulative, and content-specific core curriculum.

Our society cannot afford a two-tiered system in which the affluent have access to a superior education, while everyone else is subjected to a dull and incoherent classroom experience. Academic excellence, educational equity and fairness demands a strong foundation of knowledge for all learners.”

St. Aloysius strives for academic excellence at all levels with continuous curriculum change and updating of teaching methods to meet the needs of our students now and for their futures. We challenge our students in exciting and innovative ways to seek and acquire knowledge, to develop critical-thinking and problem-solving strategies, and to become servant-leaders who work tirelessly to help build the kingdom of God.