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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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Back to School Night

Please join us for Back to School Night on Friday, August 2nd. You can come anytime between 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. We cannot wait to see you there!

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Principal’s Message

Welcome to East St. John Preparatory Academy, where students and staff dream, think, believe, and ACHIEVE!  We are committed to ensuring that we meet the diverse needs of our learners, so that everyone has the opportunity for an equitable learning experience.  Our priority is to provide high quality instruction with lessons that are personally meaningful and relevant to students yet differentiated to allow students multiple opportunities to meet their goals.  Each staff member enters the building fully prepared to nurture students academically, socially, and emotionally.  We continue to take pride in elevating the "VILLAGE EDUCATION" mindset!  Each stakeholder, parent, staff, community leader and student, is a part of the DREAM TEAM, and when we work TOGETHER, we create endless opportunities for our students.  My name is Courtney Jacobs.  I am truly excited and humbled to be the Principal at ESJ PREP!  While I know this will not be an easy task, I am ready to dive in and begin the work of taking the Bobcats to the next level.  It is my belief that to truly be able to teach a child, you must get to know them on a personal level.  I am committed to meeting with every student, parent, staff member and community leader to learn about the community in which I am serving and build strong relationships for the future.  For the past 8 years I have worked in the Donaldsonville area, at Lowery Middle School and Lowery Elementary School.  I have served as a Career teacher, Mentor Teacher, Master Teacher and Assistant Principal.  I am committed to providing all students with equitable opportunities to grow academically and personally, and ensuring our staff is equipped to accomplish this task.  I am dedicated to continuing my growth personally and professionally, so that the PREP community has a strong and solid leader.  I look forward to working alongside you all to ensure our students accomplish their goals.  
                Courtney M. Jacobs, M.ED.
                 Principal, ESJ Prep
Journey to Excellence