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
  • 696 students overall
  • 42% of students are residents of Cleveland
  • 43% of students are legacies (daughter/sister/granddaughter/great granddaughter)
  • Students represent 62 zip codes and 101 schools

Class of 2018

  • $23.8 Million in merit-based scholarships awarded
  • 97% of graduates accepted into post-secondary education
  • 1 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist
  • 1 National Merit Commended
  • 1 National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar
  • 81 AP Scholars and more to come


  • Students may choose from more than 120 courses
  • 19 Advanced Placement courses and 34 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
  • $15,000: Cost of tuition at Saint Joseph Academy for the 2019-2020 school year


  • 85% of students are Catholic
  • An Associate of the Congregation of St. Joseph serves as Vice President of Mission
  • Robust retreat program available of 22 retreat options, including Kairos
  • Eight faculty and staff members are Associates of the Congregation of St. Joseph
  • More than 27,600 service hours completed annually
  • 18,245 alumnae who have been inspired by the charism


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