About SJA

Facts & Figures

Mission Statement

Saint Joseph Academy, rooted in the spirituality of the Congregation of St. Joseph, fosters unifying relationships with God and all creation, empowers each young woman to achieve academic excellence, and inspires a life of compassionate leadership and service in a global society.

School Information

  • Founded in 1890 by the Sisters of the Congregation of St. Joseph
  • Advised by a Board of Directors representing religious, corporate and nonprofit professionals
  • The only all-girls Catholic high school in the city of Cleveland
  • 724 students overall
  • 42% of students are residents of Cleveland
  • 43% of students are legacies (daughter/sister/granddaughter/great granddaughter)
  • Students represent 63 zip codes and 101 schools

Class of 2018

  • $17.1 Million in merit-based scholarships awarded
  • 98% of graduates accepted into post-secondary education
  • 49 President's Education Award recipients 
  • 1 National Merit Scholarship Finalist
  • 8 National Merit Commended Scholars
  • 71 AP Scholars and more to come
  • 25 graduates completed the Health Science Honors Program


  • Students may choose from more than 120 courses
  • 18 Advanced Placement courses and 30 Honors courses
  • 77% of seniors took Advanced Placement courses
  • Average class size is 19.5 students 
  • 4 Blocks in a class schedule
  • 1:1 Student to computer ratio
  • 12:1 Student to teacher ratio
  • $14,400: Cost of tuition at Saint Joseph Academy for the 2018-19 school year


  • 85% of students are Catholic
  • A Sister of the Congregation of St. Joseph serves as Vice President of Mission
  • Robust retreat program available, including Kairos
  • Six faculty and staff members are Associates of the Congregation of St. Joseph
  • More than 29,000 hours of service completed annually


  • 16 Varsity sports offered 
  • 61 Student clubs and organizations, including 11 service-related
  • 3.64 average GPA for student-athletes