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We are thrilled that you are exploring Saint Joseph Academy for your daughter! By this point, we hope that she has experienced the day in the life of a Jaguar through shadowing and at our Open House.

Before your daughter completes her application, please double check the list below to ensure she has the necessary materials to submit.
Please note that the application process is different for students attending Catholic middle schools than students attending private/public middle schools.
All applications and records are due to the Saint Joseph Academy Admission Office by 3 p.m. on January 24, 2020.

Saint Joseph Academy's Admission Committee reviews all applications to determine which students meet the Academy’s admissions criteria.

You may be contacted to set up an Admission interview upon receipt of your application.

Admission decision letters will be mailed out February 12, 2020.

Is your daughter applying from a Catholic School?

  1. Students currently attending Catholic middle schools follow the Diocesan policy.
  2. Application forms will be distributed on January 13, 2020 by Diocesan elementary schools.
  3. Those interested in attending Saint Joseph Academy must indicate Saint Joseph Academy as their first choice on the application form.
  4. These forms, along with the student’s records, are forwarded to the Saint Joseph Academy Admission Office by the applicant’s school.
  5. Applicants who indicate Saint Joseph Academy as their first choice high school but are not accepted will be automatically forwarded to their second choice school.

Is your daughter applying from a Public or Private Elementary School?

  1. Students from public/private schools need to download the Application for Admission.
  2. The applicant's parents/guardians must download the Records Release Form and forward the form to their daughter's current principal so records may be released to Saint Joseph Academy.
  3. Following application, the student's information is reviewed using the same criteria stated above. If acceptance of a particular student is in question, her school may be contacted for a recommendation prior to the final decision.
 

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  • International Students

    Saint Joseph Academy welcomes applications from female international students. Prospective international students and their families should contact Director of Admissiono Mrs. Diana Fogarty at dfogarty@sja1890.org to review the application process and English proficiency requirements.

    International students interested in transferring to Saint Joseph Academy should complete the Transfer Student Application and forward their school records, including standardized test scores, to the Saint Joseph Academy Admission Office. Please use our record release form to direct your school records to our Admission Office. Applicants should complete this form and then forward it to their current head of school's office. All school records and application materials must be officially translated to English. Once these documents have been received, the Director of Admission will contact the student to arrange an admission interview (Skype interviews are acceptable). If an applicant's first language is not English, the Admission Committee will require an adequate level of English proficiency to be determined case-by-case. Applicants may be required to take a standardized English proficiency exam and/or provide additional information such as course descriptions. The student's application is evaluated by the Admission Committee using the criteria as stated above. While we can be somewhat flexible with application deadlines, we strongly recommend that international transfer students apply by February 1 if they plan to transfer in the fall of that year. This will increase the timeliness of receiving an admission decision, transfer credit information, course registration information and the issuance of an I-20 Form.
  • Transfer Students

    Students interested in transferring to Saint Joseph Academy should complete the Transfer Student Application and forward their school records, including standardized test scores, to the Saint Joseph Academy Admission Office. Please use our record release form to direct your school records to our Admission Office. This form should be completed and then forwarded to your current school's principal's office. Once these documents have been received, the Director of Admission will contact the student to arrange an admissions interview. The student's application is evaluated by the Admission Committee using the criteria as stated above. Please contact the Admission Office at 216.251.4868 for specific information related to credit transfers and course availability.

    While we are flexible with the transfer application deadline, we recommended that transfer students apply by May 1 to transfer in the academic year that begins that fall to increase the timeliness of receiving an admission decision, transfer credit information and course registration information. Please click here to access the Transfer Student Application

Disclaimer

Saint Joseph Academy has an open admissions policy. Students of any race, religion, color, nationality, and ethnic origin are admitted and accorded all rights, privileges, programs and activities through the Academy admissions policies, scholarships, athletics and other school-administered programs.

All applicants are reviewed regardinig past school achievement, behavioral and academic records, standardized test scores and the applicant’s desire to attend Saint Joseph Academy. Applicant’s official records are reviewed and evaluated by the Admission Committee. A personal interview may be required prior to acceptance. The student and her parent/guardian will be contacted to set up an appointment with a member of the Admission Committee.