Give yourself plenty of time to make a well-informed decision about the school that is right for you. Start exploring your options early and visit often; making multiple visits to a school will help you get a better understanding of its students, faculty and programs. Be sure to ask a lot of questions, especially to the students and keep detailed notes about what you liked.
Find out why Saint Joseph Academy is the right choice for you! Two things that make us unique are the all-girls environment and our college block scheduling. In an all-girls school, you are encouraged to explore and develop your abilities, talents, and interests without any distractions. We guarantee a commitment to a learning environment that places girls first and foremost. Our faculty and staff have an in-depth understanding of how girls learn and succeed. This does not mean that girls cannot compete in a co-ed world or that a healthy social life is not important. It does mean that a young woman can find her own academic and personal strengths in her own way, in her own time, and in her own place. At Saint Joseph Academy, girls not only have equal opportunity, but every opportunity!
ADMISSIONS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Saint Joseph Academy has an open admissions policy. Students of any race, religion, color, nationality, and ethnic origin are admitted and accorded all rights, privileges, programs, and activities through the Academy admissions policies, scholarships, athletics, and other school-administered programs.
All applicants are reviewed on past school achievement, behavioral and academic records, standardized test scores, and the applicant’s desire to attend Saint Joseph Academy. Applicant’s official records are reviewed and evaluated by the Academy Admissions Committee. A personal interview is required prior to acceptance. The student and her parent(s) or guardian(s) will be contacted to set up an appointment with a member of the Admissions Committee.
8th grade applicants:
Any 8th grade student that applies to Saint Joseph Academy MUST take the placement test and registration is required. Refer to Placement Testing
for important information on this test.
8th Grade Applicants from Catholic Elementary Schools:
Students currently attending Catholic elementary schools follow the regular Diocesan policy:
- Application forms will be distributed on January 14, 2013 by 8th grade teachers.
- Those interested in Saint Joseph Academy should indicate SJA as their first choice on this form.
- These forms, together with the student’s records, are forwarded to the Saint Joseph Academy Admissions Office by the applicant’s school.
- The Academy Admissions Committee reviews all applications to decide which students meet the Academy’s admissions criteria.
- A letter of acceptance will be sent on February 14, 2013 in accordance with the timeline of the Office of Catholic Education.
8th Grade Applicants from Public and Private Elementary Schools:
Students from public and non-Catholic private schools are asked to contact the Admissions Director for an application and information or download an Application for Admission
. Students should forward their current school records to the Saint Joseph Academy Admissions Office by using the records release form
. This form should be completed and forwarded to the student's current school's principal's office. Following application, the student is reviewed using the same criteria as stated above. If acceptance of a particular student is in question, her elementary school may be contacted for a recommendation prior to the final decision. If a student is not accepted, she will receive a letter stating this decision and her records will be forwarded to her second choice school by February 2013.
Students interested in transferring to Saint Joseph Academy should complete the Transfer Student Application
and forward their school records, including standardized test scores, to the Saint Joseph Academy Admissions Office. Please use our record release form
to direct your school records to our Admissions Office. This form should be completed and then forwarded to your current school's principal's office. Once these documents have been received, the Director of Admissions will contact the student to arrange an admissions interview. The student's application is evaluated by the Admissions Committee using the criteria as stated above. Please contact the Director of Admissions at 216.251.4868 for specific information related to credit transfers and course availability.
Students wanting to transfer to Saint Joseph Academy should review the information outlined on the tab for transfer students or contact Diane Kanney, Director of Admissions at 216.251.4868 x220, or firstname.lastname@example.org