About SJA

Facts & Figures

Mission Statement

Saint Joseph Academy, rooted in the spirituality of the Congregation of St. Joseph, fosters unifying relationships with God and all creation, empowers each young woman to achieve academic excellence, and inspires a life of compassionate leadership and service in a global society.

School Information

  • Founded in 1890 by the Sisters of the Congregation of St. Joseph
  • Advised by a Board of Directors representing religious, corporate and nonprofit professionals
  • The only all-girls Catholic high school in the city of Cleveland
  • 723 students overall
  • 46% of students are residents of Cleveland
  • 41% of students are legacies (daughter/sister/granddaughter/great granddaughter)
  • Students represent 51 zip codes and 106 schools


Class of 2017

  • $18.9 Million in merit-based scholarships awarded
  • 97% of graduates accepted into post-secondary education
  • 36 President's Education Award recipients 
  • 1 National Merit Scholarship Finalist
  • 7 National Merit Commended Scholars
  • 25 AP Scholars and more to come
  • 15 graduates completed the Health Science Honors Program

Academic

  • Students may choose from more than 100 courses
  • 18 Advanced Placement courses and 29 Honors courses
  • 77% of seniors take Advanced Placement courses
  • Average class size is 19.5 students 
  • 4 Blocks in a class schedule
  • 1:1 Student to computer ratio (SJA+ Initiative)
  • 12:1 Student to teacher ratio
  • $13,750: Cost of tuition at Saint Joseph Academy for the 2017-18 school year


Religious

  • 84% of students are Catholic
  • A Sister of the Congregation of St. Joseph serves as Vice President of Mission
  • Robust retreat program available, including Kairos
  • 6 faculty and staff members are Associates of the Congregation of St. Joseph
  • More than 26,450 hours of service completed annually




Extracurriculuar

  • 14 Varsity sports offered 
  • 61 Student clubs and organizations, including 10 service-related
  • 3.56 average GPA for student-athletes