Our school opened in 1949 under the name St. Johns. It began with a staff of six sisters of the religious congregation called Daughters of the Cross. Along with a quality education and human formation in a loving environment, their faith has been passed down to over 3,000 students over the past seven decades.
Fr. Peter Mangum became pastor of the Cathedral parish in the fall of 2005. Bishop Francis Malone was ordained January 28, 2020, becoming the third bishop in the Diocese of Shreveport. Major renovations have been made to update the facility and make it a safe and completely modern school that enhances our students’ academic formation. In 2017, an expansion and renovation of the 4100 square foot Library/Technology Center was completed and dedicated to Mrs. Jo Cazes in honor of her retirement and in the school’s appreciation for her love and dedication to the growth of the school. Mr. Trey Woodham, our current principal, is in his tenth year at SJB. He was originally hired as a PE teacher and coach. In 2017, he became the assistant principal, and in the spring of 2021, he was promoted to principal. He has a bachelor’s degree from Centenary College and a master’s degree from LSUS in Educational Leadership. He also holds a Catholic School Leadership Certificate. Mr. Woodham and his wife, Laura, have three young children enrolled at SJB. Under his guidance and leadership, our faculty is continually self-assessing and upgrading our academics, technology and facility.