St. Katharine Drexel Preparatory School in New Orleans, Louisiana is an Archdiocesan sponsored Catholic school dedicated to offering opportunities and experiences to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s challenges.
Founded in 2013 by a group of alumni dedicated to “continuing the Drexel Dream, ” Drexel Prep is located at 5116 Magazine Street, formerly the site of Xavier University Preparatory School. With an emphasis on academic excellence, Drexel Prep provides an advantageous environment for both education and self-development by exposing students to analytic and creative thinking while developing self-esteem, spirituality, leadership, and respect for others.
In 1915, Katharine Drexel, born Catherine Marie Drexel, realized her dream of developing a school in New Orleans, Louisiana for the education of African Americans and Native Americans. Canonized on October 1, 2000, Saint Katharine Drexel and her legacy of love, courage, selfless service and belief in quality education for all is the foundation of St. Katharine Drexel Preparatory School. Today, Saint Katharine’s dream continues in our students, faculty, and alumni.
St. Katharine Drexel Preparatory School does not discriminate in any manner contrary to law or justice on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran’s status or national origin in its educational programs or activities, including employment and admissions.