Catholic at a Glance
Why Catholic of Pointe Coupee School?
- Catholic of Pointe Coupee is the only accredited elementary school and private high school in Pointe Coupee Parish. We have been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1991.
- We foster spiritual growth in our students
- We offer a strong educational program
- Our elementary student teacher ratio is 18:1
- We consistently have the highest ACT scores and highest number of students qualifying for TOPS among the schools in Pointe Coupee parish
- Over 95% of our graduates go on to college
- We nurture the development of individual talents through a large variety of athletic teams, non-athletic clubs, and extracurricular activities.
- Our school is known for the quality of parental participation
- We offer an excellent before-care and after-care program
Catholic of Pointe Coupee is a co-educational school, grades PK3 - 12, for students who are seeking a traditional, comprehensive, Catholic education. In addition, we offer a three year old program (both 5-day and 3-day).
Governance & Accreditation
Catholic of Pointe Coupee is governed by the Diocese of Baton Rouge, through St. Mary of False River Pastor. We are approved by the Louisiana Department of Education and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Principal - Jason Chauvin
Guidance Counselor - Rochelle Chapman
Religious Coordinators - Molly Cline, Frances Moody
Catholic of Pointe Coupee School is located approximately 35 miles north of Baton Rouge in New Roads, Louisiana. Pointe Coupee Parish is a rural parish with a population of 24,300 and an agricultural economy that accounts for approximately 95% of the industry in the parish. It boasts rich farmland that produces a diversified crop base, but it is probably known best for its sugar cane fields. Additionally, the region offers sportsmen a wide range of hunting and fishing opportunities. It is also a culturally-diverse region heavily influenced by Cajun traditions.
Catholic of Pointe Coupee serves six area church parishes:
- St. Mary of False River Church in New Roads
- St. Augustine Church in New Roads
- Immaculate Conception in Lakeland
- St. Ann Church in Morganza
- St. Francis Cabrini in Livonia
- Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Maringouin
Our curriculum is based on Diocesan and State requirements and integrates technology utilizing newly updated computer labs, classroom computers, campus networking, and wireless Internet access. All PreK3 through 4th grade classrooms have SmartBoard technology; 5th grade through 8th grade classrooms have iPads and mobile laptop carts; 9th grade through 11th grade participate in our newly launched 1:1 program; 12th grade classrooms have mobile laptop carts.
In the elementary, the subject curriculum is organized around the main areas of religion, reading, math, science, social studies and English. Also included are spelling, computer, art, physical education, Spanish, band and Accelerated Reader.
The high school offers a college preparatory curriculum with electives such as Physics, Advanced Math, Calculus, Biology II, Spanish, French, Psychology, Art, business math, ACT prep course, and Computer for Louisiana Kids (CLK), Dual Enrollment. Vocational services are offered through the local trade school for learning career experiences.
Other services provided are Title I, resource, speech therapy and gifted classes are available for qualifying students. Our guidance counselor, a Louisiana certified licensed professional counselor, is on staff for both elementary and high school students. In addition, Catholic of Pointe Coupee shares a close professional relationship with a counseling facility in town that funds private counseling though grants. Guidance services emphasize student well-being and educational support, as well as guiding high school students on academic requirements necessary for graduation, college and TOPS.
Religious Formation “Lord, when did we see you hungry, and feed you; or thirsty, and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger, and take you in; or naked, and clothe you? Or when did we see you sick, or in prison, and come to you? And answering the king will say to them, “Amen I say to you, as long as you did it for one of these, the least of my brethren, you did it for me.”
- Matthew 25:37-40
An education at Catholic of Pointe Coupee enables and challenges students to grow in their faith, serving both our school and our community.
As part of their religious formation, middle and high school students are required to participate in a service hour program. Service hours are required in the areas of school, church, community and family. We require 100-125 service hours for graduation. These real life experiences can be more powerful than classroom lessons. The relationships built and the conversations that occur during the service experiences encourage young people to greater depths of self-reflection, and therefore, a greater understanding of themselves and their connectedness with all of God’s people.
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