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Episcopal School of Baton Rouge
3200 Woodland Ridge Blvd.    
Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70816  
Private/Independent School
Coed Day pre-k 12 950 students


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Episcopal School of Baton Rouge, a college preparatory educational community of approximately 950 students and approximately 170 professionals, includes grades PreK-3 through 12 and embraces the whole-child educational philosophy.


Our School Mission

As a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana, Episcopal School of Baton Rouge nurtures and develops the whole child -- spiritually, intellectually, morally, physically, and artistically -- through challenging academic and co-curricular programs which prepare our graduates for college and for purposeful lives.

Our Episcopal Identity

Episcopal schools are Christian communities whose missions integrate spiritual formation into all aspects of the educational experience in a graceful and inclusive way. Even the most diverse of Episcopal schools are created to be communities that honor, celebrate and worship God as the center of life. We are created to be models of God’s love and grace. We are created to serve God in Christ in all persons, regardless of origin, background, ability, or religion. We are created to “strive for justice and peace among all people and [to] respect the dignity of every human being.” 

Episcopal schools have been established, however, not solely as communities for Christians, like a parish church, but as diverse institutions of educational and human development for people of all faiths and backgrounds. Episcopal schools are populated by a rich variety of human beings, from increasingly diverse religious, cultural, and economic backgrounds. By weaving the principles of meaningful school worship, rich community life, foundational religious education, and striving for social justice into the very fabric of the school’s overall life, Episcopal schools ensure that we challenge all who attend our schools to build lives of genuine meaning, purpose, and service in the world they will inherit.

Diversity Mission Statement

Our identity as an Episcopal school is rooted in our mission and our ministry. We are part of the Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana. As an Episcopal school, we are a Christian school that seeks out and invites diversity. We welcome people of all faiths, cultures, ethnicities, and backgrounds to come and be part of this community. It is a place where everyone should feel like they belong and are respected. The National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) constantly works to help Episcopal schools define and explain Episcopal Identity, helping us all to live into that identity in the midst of a complex and ever-changing world.


The following NAES Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is at the heart of what it means to be an Episcopal school and how we help all those who come to school here feel like they belong.


A Reaffirmation of Our Core Belief


Episcopal schools ground their commitment to diversity, inclusion, justice, and equity in the words of the Baptismal Covenant, and our promise as Christians to “seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself,” and, “to strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.” That pledge to respect the dignity of every human being includes how we differ from one another, as well as how we share a common humanity and reflect the image of God. It serves as a guide to our daily need to act with compassion, love and integrity, as well as to name and challenge behaviors that promote exclusion, intolerance, and mistrust.


As Episcopal schools, we also are the beneficiaries of a strong intellectual tradition, characterized by questioning and probing further into the ideals and beliefs that ground us. This means often entering into difficult conversations on matters of how we differ from each other, instead of sidestepping them. Those conversations are characterized by the honoring of others, not the shaming or dismissing of some, and offer us opportunities to learn about ourselves as well as each other. These honorable conversations are needed among the adults in the community, not just students.


Our tradition is one of graciousness, generosity, and humility—we do not possess all of the answers, and we are eager to learn from each other. One of the best vehicles for enhancing that learning is the intentional cultivation of a diverse community, one that is welcomed into the total life of the school. A sense of belonging is essential to a climate of learning and serves as the optimal mode of preparation for our students’ futures. 


Our schools’ awakening to the urgency of the moment is not just an “add-on,” but a return to and a renewed appreciation of the sources of our belief and action. What we reiterate here is not something novel, nor does it serve as a cover for any agenda other than the moral and theological expression of our deepest convictions, commitments, and understandings of who we are as a community.


Episcopal schools are places where people from all different types of perspectives and traditions show up and engage in the joyful process of learning. This is not only what we are supposed to do, but what we love to do. In these ways, we share with what many fine schools of different traditions do. What makes us unique is the theological foundation we draw from and lead with, the source of all that inspires us to be proud, courageous, and welcoming in our inclusive approach to learning. We were created by God to do and be these very things.