Day School

Head of School: Bridget Henderson

​As Baton Rouge’s leading Episcopal day school, St. James provide a warm, loving learning community steeped in the Episcopalian faith that reinforces the God-given dignity and individuality of each child as expressed through the Anglican tradition.

Founded as a kindergarten by Mrs. Doris deBessonet in 1948, the school was given official status by the St. James Episcopal Church Vestry in 1951 under the leadership of the Rector Parson Phillip Werlein. Today, St. James, a three-time U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon school winner, is a landmark in downtown Baton Rouge that continues to educate generations of Baton Rouge students.

St. James Episcopal Day School provides children a rich learning environment grounded in a seven-decade long legacy of academic excellence and steeped in the Episcopalian faith in the heart of Baton Rouge’s historic Downtown. With a 7-to-1 faculty-to-student ratio, the level of individualized instruction we offer each student is unparalleled in the Baton Rouge area, ensuring that your child will have the support they need to learn, grow, and thrive.

For more information about our award-winning school, email us or call 225-344-0805.