Giving Back: St. Katharine Drexel Preparatory

Nonprofit Profile
Mr. Owens, principal, standing with the #BEEleivers student group members.


St. Katharine Drexel Preparatory School is an all-girls Catholic school offering a quality education to young students in grades 8th through 12th.

Founded in 2013 by a group of alumni dedicated to preserving the legacy of its founder to continue the “Drexel Dream” of educating minority students. Drexel Prep is located at 5116 Magazine Street, formerly the site of Xavier University Preparatory School. Drexel Prep provides an advantageous environment for both education and self-development by encouraging students to exercise analytic and creative thinking to develop students’ leadership skills.

Katharine Drexel realized her dream of establishing a school in New Orleans, Louisiana to educate African and Native Americans. St. Katharine Drexel’s legacy of love, courage, service and the belief of providing a quality education for all is the hallmark of St. Katharine Drexel Preparatory School.


•     I Give Catholic
•     Give Tuesday
•     Give NOLA
•     Mardi Gras Fundraiser
•     Annual Giving Fund


Our faculty, staff and students participate in a variety of community service projects throughout the Greater New Orleans area, such as our feed the homeless campaign, our clothing drive, and other volunteering efforts.


Many opportunities to support Drexel Prep are available through the board of directors, administration and alumni. Sponsored programs include adopt-a-student program and tuition scholarship assistance programs.


St. Katharine Drexel Preparatory provides an educational opportunity to holistically develop students spiritually, morally, intellectually and physically. Drexel Prep stresses academic excellence while cultivating students’ self-esteem and leadership skills.

Mr. Jacob J. Owens, Jr. | Principal
(504) 899-6061
5116 Magazine Street
New Orleans


Drexel Prep eucharistic ministers serving during monthly liturgy.