Since 1854 • Bay St. Louis, MISSISSIPPI

School Leadership

Welcome from the School Leadership


Welcome to the Saint Stanislaus College website. SSC is the oldest educational institution in the world run by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart.   For over one hundred and sixty years we have never deviated from our mission set forth by our founder,  Father Andre’ Coindre,  in early 19th century France.  The dedicated members of our entire faculty and staff are the key to our success because they believe formation occurs with each and every interaction they experience with the young men entrusted to their care,

Since 1854, SSC has weathered many challenges…from the devastation of Hurricanes Camille and Katrina to the issues of an ever-changing world, we have remained steadfast in our faith and our mission.  Saint Stanislaus is a citadel of outstanding Catholic education in the Bay St. Louis community and beyond because we instruct young men through structure and high standards, as well as through a concern for each student’s unique talents and needs; our goal being to create faith-filled citizens fully capable of meeting any challenge they face.  As we say at SSC, we “create men of character.”


As each young man comes to us as an individual created in the image of God, we strive to help him reach his full potential in all facets of faith-based formation.  Our hope for our graduates and their future success goes well beyond the academic arena.  We are grateful and truly blessed to maintain the wisdom and charism of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart throughout the centuries.  Through this partnership we are producing young men spiritually, mentally, and emotionally prepared to take on any challenge they may face.

Our graduates continue their journey of character and make us proud as they take on roles as leaders in their Churches, in their families, in their communities, and in the global society at large.  A large number of them return to us to share their love of Saint Stanislaus, their gratitude for the preparation they received and most importantly, the impact they now have within their communities.

As the needs of this country and this world continue to change, we are confident that producing educated, spiritual and dedicated men of character will be the lasting legacy of Saint Stanislaus.

May God bless you all,

Gary Blackburn, Principal