St. Katharine Drexel Preparatory School

St. Katharine Drexel Preparatory School is a Catholic, private college preparatory school providing a quality education to female students in grades 8th - 12th.
Drexel Prep provides students with individualized attention in a well-disciplined environment while promoting academic excellence.
The school is located at 5116 Magazine Street, formerly the site of Xavier University Preparatory School.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Year Founded2013
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
State avg.: 21%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
Average Class Size15 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(SKDP Official Uniform )

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,500
Admissions DirectorA. H. Owens


Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Drill Team, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryDance,
Drill TeamSoftball,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.25 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Art Club, Channel-One, Cheer Squad, Dance Team, Drexel Ambassadors, Drone Club, FBLA, Flag Team, Key Club, LEAP, Marching Unit, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Religion Community Service Club, Robotics Club, Spanish Club, Speech and Debate, STEM, Student Council, Technology Club, Unity Society

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, Jazz & Concert Band, SKDP Chorus

School Notes

  • St. Katharine Drexel Preparatory located at 5116 Magazine Street located in uptown New Orleans, is a college preparatory school offering a quality Catholic education to female students in grades 8th-12th.      

  • St. Katharine Drexel Preparatory School, formerly known as Xavier University Preparatory School. "The Prep" as the school is affectionately known was established in 1915 and previously under the auspices of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for 98 years. Drexel Prep has since been adopted by a non-profit formed with a group of Xavier Prep Alumni.   
  • Drexel Prep offers core curriculum courses, honors, and advanced placement courses. The school has fully integrated technology into its instructional program. Drexel Prep has an active extracurricular program. The Arts Department offers a variety of programs such as art,  band, chorus, theatre, and dance classes.
  • Drexel Prep provides students participate in dual enrollment at Xavier University, Dillard University and Delgado. Eligible seniors can earn up to 12 hours of college credit by the end of their senior year. The faculty, staff and students participate in regular liturgies, retreats, community service events and activities.  
  • St. Katharine Drexel Preparatory School is proud of its legacy which began with the mission and service of our foundress, St. Katharine Drexel, the first American-born Roman Catholic canonized as a saint.
  • The Board of Directors, Administration, Alumni Faculty, and Staff are dedicated to upholding the rich history and the "Tradition of Excellence" to ensure the "Drexel Dream continues-- 

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