Of Students who Exceeded Service Hour Requirements
Students commissioned Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist in 2021
Retreats Offered Last Year
Rooted in the Spirituality of the Congregation of St. Joseph
Saint Joseph Academy provides students with many opportunities to grow in their faith, recognize the importance of God in their lives, and understand the impact they can make in the lives of our dear neighbors in Cleveland and beyond.
Faith in Action
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We offer retreats to each student, every year. Underclasswomen attend day retreats at the Academy. Juniors may attend a day retreat or three-day Kairos retreat, and Seniors choose from a variety of day or overnight retreats.
Serve the Dear Neighbor
Every year students are required to perform a minimum of 20 service hours. Annually, our students perform more than 27,600 hours of community service.
Service Immersion Trips
Students have the opportunity to “serve the dear neighbor” locally and globally with service immersion trips to West Virginia, Louisiana, Kentucky, Arizona and the Dominican Republic.
Character of a Graduate
Four years of spiritual development enable our students to embody the qualities of the “Character of a Saint Joseph Academy Graduate,” a formalization of the philosophy that has guided the Academy since its founding. In the tradition of the Congregation of St. Joseph, a graduate of Saint Joseph Academy is a woman who lives Unifying Love through Empathetic Justice, Service to the Dear Neighbor without Distinction, Personal Integrity and Emerging Wisdom.
Congregation of St. Joseph
Saint Joseph Academy shares in the charism of the Sisters of the Congregation of St. Joseph, whose mission is to “live and work to bring all people into union with God, each other and all of creation. Unity. Reconciliation . . . that all may be one” (John 17:21). A constant throughout the Academy’s history has been the spiritual influence of the founding Sisters of the Congregation of St. Joseph.
Mass & Prayer Services
On Holy Days and other special occasions, students attend Mass in the Academy Center. These Masses celebrate the faith-filled community of Saint Joseph Academy. During free time, students may visit the Chapel for reflection and prayer, located across from the Main Office.