Admission

Admission

Why Saint Joseph Academy?

Saint Joseph Academy is a community where young women feel welcomed, challenged and celebrated – a place where Catholic values are honored and serving the dear neighbor is a part of everyday life. We believe women can accomplish anything and we empower them to achieve their dreams.
As a single-gender, faith-based environment, we offer young women a unique opportunity to grow in confidence, body, mind and spirit – gaining a quality Catholic education as well as a sense of empowerment, a proven benefit of the all-girls setting. Lessons take place both inside the classroom and beyond through a rigorous academic curriculum and dynamic extracurricular activities. There are more than 120 courses offered, including 19 Advanced Placement (AP®), 34 Honors and Independent Study classes, as well as a Health Sciences Honors Program and an Engineering & Design Honors Program.

Outside the classroom, students can choose from 15 Varsity sports programs and more than 50 student clubs and organizations to find their passions.

Admissions FAQs

List of 10 frequently asked questions.

  • If I go to a public or non-Catholic private school, how do I apply for admission?

    Students from public and non-Catholic private schools are asked to download an Application for Admission. Parents should forward their current school records to the Saint Joseph Academy Admission Office by using the records release form. Following application, the student's application is reviewed. If acceptance of a particular student is in question, her middle school may be contacted for a recommendation prior to the final decision.
  • How much is tuition? Does it increase each year?

    Tuition for the 2019-2020 school year is $15,000. It normally increases based on inflation. 
  • How do I apply for financial aid?

    Saint Joseph Academy uses the FACTS Grants and Aid Application form to assist in determining each student’s financial need. The form must be completed online by December 6, 2019. Please be assured that all financial information is strictly confidential. Scholarship applications are available on our website. Applications are due by December 6, 2019. Please call 216.251.6788 with any questions.
  • How do I apply for scholarships?

    Many scholarships are available for students applying to Saint Joseph Academy. Scholarship amounts and eligibility requirements vary by scholarship and grade level. The Saint Joseph Academy Scholarship Application is due by December 6, 2019. For more information, please call our Finance Department at 216.251.6788.
  • How will my application be reviewed? Are some parts more important than others?

    Applications for admission are reviewed holistically. All parts of every application are considered by the Admission Committee. Admission decisions are based on a variety of factors.
     
  • When is 8th grade shadowing?

    All 8th grade girls are invited to shadow a current student starting in the fall semester. Typically, shadowing runs from September to the middle of November. 
  • When is 7th grade shadowing?

    We offer 7th grade girls the opportunity to shadow during the spring of their 7th grade year on select dates. Please note the select dates that shadows are permitted at Saint Joseph Academy this spring due to special class schedules, school events, testing and early release days. For more information, please contact Admission Manager Mrs. Helen Rechin '87 at 216.251.4868 or email her at hrechin@sja1890.org.
  • When is placement testing?

    We offer five testing dates - three in the fall and two in winter. Students may take the test on any of these five dates. Please see the Admission Events calendar online or contact the Admission Office 216.251.4868 for more information.
  • What placement test does your school use?

    Saint Joseph Academy accepts the High School Placement Test (HSPT) results as part of the application process. 
  • When do we find out the results of placement testing?

    Students are mailed their results. Timing is contingent upon third-party scoring. 

Mrs. Kathy Flinn

Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing

I personally invite you to discover why Saint Joseph Academy is the right high school for your daughter! What makes the Academy so unique is the all-girls environment, our welcoming community, college block scheduling and a wide range of opportunities to help students be prepared for life beyond high school. We are committed to a dynamic learning environment that places girls first and foremost. Our faculty and staff have an in-depth understanding of how girls learn and succeed. In a single gender school, your daughter will be encouraged to explore and develop her abilities, talents and interests without distractions so she can achieve her dreams. At Saint Joseph Academy, girls not only have equal opportunity, but every opportunity! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at kflinn@sja1890.org.

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