Holy Ghost Catholic School

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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked LA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 646 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Top Rankings

Holy Ghost Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Louisiana for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students
646 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
Holy Ghost Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • 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.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Holy Ghost Catholic School's ranking?
Holy Ghost Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Louisiana for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Holy Ghost Catholic School?
The application deadline for Holy Ghost Catholic School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Calendar

View the Holy Ghost Catholic School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
Back to School Open House, 1st-8th Grades
August 14, 2024 (Wednesday)
Easter/Spring Break
April 18, 2025 (Friday)
Easter/Spring Break
April 19, 2025 (Saturday)
Easter/Spring Break
April 20, 2025 (Sunday)
Easter/Spring Break
April 21, 2025 (Monday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked LA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 646 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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