Our School Partners

Our scholarship program is a three-way partnership between San Damiano Scholars, our partner schools and our families and scholars, all of whom are invested in the educational success of the students we serve. Our school partners are urban Catholic schools in the city of Baton Rouge: Redemptorist St. Gerard School, St. Francis Xavier School and Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School.

Redemptorist St. Gerard School

The mission of Redemptorist St. Gerard School provides Catholic formation in which students enhance spirituality, pursue academic excellence, and create caring community as they develop their God-given potential.

St. Francis Xavier School

The mission of St. Francis Xavier School is to provide for the spiritual, academic, social, physical, and emotional growth and development of its students in a Christian environment.

Impact on the Community

Educational attainment in our community is a significant need and a barrier to breaking cycles of generational poverty and economic mobility.  Research shows education is the great equalizer, but too many kids in Baton Rouge have the odds stacked against them by limited access, or no access, to good schools. San Damiano Scholars works exclusively to eliminate financial barriers to quality, Catholic school education.  By providing scholarship funding through the State of Louisiana’s Student Tuition Organization program, San Damiano Scholars ensures access to educational opportunity to low-resource families in our community from grades K to 12.