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
  • 727 students overall
  • 47% of students are residents of Cleveland
  • 41% of students are legacies (daughter/sister/granddaughter/great granddaughter)
  • Students from 51 zip codes and 111 schools

Class of 2016

  • $16.4 Million in merit-based scholarships awarded
  • 98% of graduates accepted into post-secondary education
  • 1 National Merit Commended Scholar
  • 36 AP Scholars

Class of 2017

  • 1 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist
  • 7 National Merit Commended Scholars
  • 25 AP Scholars and more to come


  • Students may choose from more than 100 courses
  • 18 Advanced Placement courses and 31 Honors courses
  • 74% of seniors take Advanced Placement courses
  • Average class size is 19 students 
  • 4 Blocks in a class schedule
  • 1:1 Student to computer ratio (SJA+ Initiative)
  • $13,150: Cost of tuition at Saint Joseph Academy for the 2016-17 school year


  • 85% of students are Catholic
  • A Sister the Congregation of St. Joseph serves as Vice President of Mission
  • Robust retreat program available, including through Kairos
  • 7 faculty and staff members are Associates of the Congregation of St. Joseph
  • More than 24,000 hours of service completed annually


  • 13 Varsity sports offered 
  • 57 Student clubs and organizations, including 8 service-related