We're not just an all-girls school,
we're an all kinds of girls school.
At Saint Joseph Academy, we are encouraged to become performers, innovators, trailblazers, and most of all, leaders. ... Looking back on my freshman year, I was shy, insecure, nervous, and I couldn’t wait to graduate high school. I was determined to keep my head down and plow through my classes, so I could graduate and move onto bigger and better things. Now, here I am four years later preparing to do just that, and I don’t want to leave.
- Hannah Glaser '18

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Saint Joseph Academy is a community where young women feel welcomed, embraced, challenged and loved –- a place where Catholic values are celebrated, and serving the dear neighbor is a part of everyday life. We believe women of faith 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 an education as well as a sense of empowerment, a proven benefit of the all-girls setting. These lessons take place both inside the classroom and beyond through a rigorous academic curriculum and dynamic extracurricular activities. Coursework options include 18 Advanced Placement and 30 Honors classes, as well as a Health Sciences Honors Program and Engineering and Design Honors Program

Outside the classroom, young women can choose from 16 varsity sports programs and more than 50 student clubs and organizations to find their passions. 

Interested 7th or 8th grade girls are encouraged to shadow a current student for a day or attend one of our many events to learn more about the sisterhood of our more than 725 young women and thousands of alumnae.

All Girl's Advantage

At Saint Joseph Academy, students are empowered to become compassionate leaders in a global society. Graduates of all-girls schools like Saint Joseph Academy, the only all-girls Catholic high school in the City of Cleveland, have a definitive edge over their coeducated peers. This week, the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) released the results of a study that shows statistically significant advantages for girls’ school graduates as they enter their college/university years. 

The study, which was commissioned by the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS) and titled Fostering Academic and Social Engagement: An Investigation into the Effects of All-Girls Education in the Transition to University, identified several key areas in which all-girls schools are better preparing their students for success in colleges/universities and beyond. Based on the data, researchers concluded that when compared to their female peers at coed schools, girls’ school graduates:
  • Have stronger academic skills
  • Are more academically engaged
  • Demonstrate higher science self-confidence
  • Display higher levels of cultural competency
  • Express stronger community involvement
  • Exhibit increased political engagement
Click here to read the complete study. Click here to read the Saint Joseph Academy media release