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Our Mission Statement:

The Mission of our school is to provide a safe and enriching learning environment where the whole student is nurtured and developed. Our teachers and administrators pledge to support the academic and emotional wellbeing of each and every student. Students will leave our school prepared with skills and knowledge that will give them advantages throughout their future educational and life experiences. Our rigorous standards challenge all students to rise to their full potential and become the best global citizens they can be.
  • 1:1 Student to computer ratio
  • $58 Million in Capital Bond Improvements
  • Universal Pre-K
  • Established St. John the Baptist Education Foundation to Support Teachers and Students

About Us

School mascot: Bobcats
School colors: Gold and Blue
Located in Reserve, East St. John Preparatory Academy serves more than 400 students. 
At our school, we are committed to ensuring that everyone is treated with respect and that students reach deep levels of profound learning through relevant and engaging learning experiences. Our staff of extraordinary teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, support professionals, and office personnel arrive each day prepared to give their best to our students, families, and school. We believe that with purpose-driven instruction and building strong relationships with all stakeholders every student can grow and reach success. Our passion is to help our students to connect their learning to next-level readiness and reach both personal and academic goals. We stand firmly on our commitment to enrich the lives of our students from within and beyond the classroom walls to engage our scholars in a deepened level of appreciation for education being the vessel necessary to help them journey to success.

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Principal’s Message

It is an honor to serve the ESJ PREP community each day. ESJ PREP is an exciting and positive learning community that prides itself on valuing the voice of stakeholders and creating unique learning opportunities for scholars. I have an unwavering commitment to supporting every stakeholder, and especially our students, in becoming productive change agents who are dedicated to making a positive impact on our school and community.   
Our dynamic faculty and staff members work hard to create an exceptional learning environment for all students. As a result, our school is rising to meet our targeted performance and achievement goals. This year, we are continuing our journey to excellence as our teachers are focusing on creating lessons and supporting students based on each individual need. We recognize the need for students to be able to apply what they are learning in each class to their future careers.  We are building knowledgeable, productive leaders. Leadership begins in the classrooms of our youngest students in fifth grade and culminates in eighth grade when our oldest students take on the responsibility of being the school's student leaders. 
All stakeholders and family members are encouraged to explore our school’s website and social media platforms where you can discover the activities and programs happening in our classrooms and around campus. We also provide numerous opportunities for families to come to campus and join their students in learning and growing. Please don't hesitate to let us know if we can be of any assistance to you as we are all in this together. It is our pleasure to help and to serve to the greatest extent possible.  
         Johnika Gayden-Gaines, M.Ed
         [email protected]
Journey to Excellence