St.Katharine Drexel Preparatory School

  • Uptown New Orleans is our Campus

    Jesus Christ is our Compass
  • Providing

    an outstanding education
  • A solid platform

    and a bond that will carry you far
  • Producing

    Future World Leaders
  • Empowering

    Girls for greatness

Welcome to St. Katharine Drexel Preparatory School.

SKDP 2014 yard sign open houseSt. 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 Xavier Prep 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.

We look forward to you being a part of the St. Katharine Drexel Preparatory School family where our students are “Prepped for Life” as we “Continue the Drexel Dream.






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.