Academy Life


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  • 92%

    Of Graduates Accepted into 136 Colleges and Universities
  • 17

    Graduates Completed the Health Sciences Honors Program
  • 6

    Graduates Completed the Engineering & Design Honors Program
  • $15+

    Million in Merit and Scholarship Awards
On the first day of June, 164 young women of unifying love officially graduated from Saint Joseph Academy. Led by President Kathryn H. Purcell and Class speaker, Distinguished Alumna and former Board of Directors Chair and member Rebecca Dessoffy Bennett '91, the Class of 2021 wearing white caps and gowns and carrying their bouquet of red roses, processed from Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church down Rocky River Drive to Saint Joseph Academy. During their outdoor commencement ceremony, Rebecca Dessoffy Bennett '91 shared the strength of the relationships she formed with her classmates, seven things to remember in life, as well as the importance of continuing the mission of the Sisters to continue the fight for empathetic justice. As student commencement speaker and Phi Beta Kappa recipient, Jane Sessions ’21 shared, “If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.”

We are so proud of our Class of 2021! Go forth into this world as the compassionate global leaders Saint Joseph Academy has empowered you to become. Your futures are bright and your opportunities endless!
  • More than $17 million in merit and scholarship awards
  • Of graduates accepted into 136 Colleges and Universities
  • 1 National Merit Finalist
  • 1 National Merit Commended Scholar
  • 17 graduates completed the Health Sciences Honors Program
  • 6 graduates completed the Engineering & Design Honors Program

Tree Ceremony, Baccalaureate Mass & Alumnae Induction

During the Tree Ceremony tradition, the Class of 2021’s Leadership Team planted a tree that symbolizes the seeds they have planted at the Academy and the deep roots of the relationships built here that will continue to blossom long after they've graduated. The Tree Ceremony can be viewed below. On this day, the class also celebrated their Baccalaureate Mass and were officially inducted as Saint Joseph Academy alumnae. The video can be viewed below.

Senior Prom

What a beautiful evening the Class of 2021 had for their prom! After taking pictures on the Academy's steps, Seniors danced the night away at Windows on the River.

2020-21 Honors Convocation

The Saint Joseph Academy community celebrated, in-person, the annual Honors Convocation, which recognizes all of the outstanding achievements of students, faculty and staff. View the livestream video here.