Holy Ghost Catholic School

Tel: (985)345-0977
Grades: PK-8 | 777 students
Holy Ghost Catholic School founded in 1912, was opened by five Dominican sisters as St. Thomas Aquinas School.
Holy Ghost School was named from the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, the Holy Ghost / Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is symbolic of peace and security.
The members of our community ask in prayer, schoolwork, or in leisure that the Holy Sprit guides us and is the center of our school life.
Our school has always been ruled by the Dominican Order.
The founder of the order was St. Dominic Guzman who was born in Calruega, Spain, in 1170.
The purpose of creating this order was to preach the good news of Jesus and the salvation of souls.
The Dominican Order was approved by the Church in 1217, when Pope Honorius III gave Dominic the title of "Order of Preachers." There are currently about 800,000 members of the Dominican Family world wide.
This includes sisters, nuns, priests, brothers, laity, and associates.
Dominicans are found on every continent.
The four pillars of the Dominican life are: prayer, preaching, contemplation, and community.
Our religious teachings at Holy Ghost School help us to learn about the gifts of the Holy Ghost.
There are two kinds of gifts.
The first gifts specially intended for the sanctification of the person who receives them.
These gifts include wisdom, understanding, council, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord.
To Continue the tradition of developing well-educated, responsible Christian individuals through a strong academic program and a warm, caring environment that fosters self-esteem and compassion for all people.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
State or regional independent school association
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students 777 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Holy Ghost Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1
National avg.: 13:1
Show me:
People Also ViewedPeople Also Viewed Nearby SchoolsNearby Schools
People that viewed Holy Ghost Catholic School also viewed these schools: St. Joseph Catholic School and Oaks Montessori School.
All Schools Elementary Schools Preschools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Ponchatoula
    Grades: PK-8 | 452 students
    4.9 miles
    175 N 8th Street
    Ponchatoula, LA 70454
  • Hammond
    Oaks Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-6 | 57 students
    1.6 miles
    43283 S Range Rd
    Hammond, LA 70403

School Reviews

Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Area Statistics
Home Gallery
Recent Articles
October 20, 2016
Among the many forms which you must complete when applying to private school is something called The Candidate Statement. Here's what it is involved in preparing this document.
October 19, 2016
Making your job application easy to read will help your application make the first cut.
October 18, 2016
Submit your employment application the way a Swiss watch craftsman builds a watch. With precision and accuracy.
Request Information
I am a:      
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Applying for financial aid?:
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Louisiana is $5,559 for elementary schools and $6,464 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Louisiana is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).