Give yourself plenty of time to make a well-informed decision about the school that is right for you. Start exploring your options early and visit often; making multiple visits to a school will help you get a better understanding of its students, faculty and programs. Be sure to ask a lot of questions, especially to the students and keep detailed notes about what you liked.
Find out why Saint Joseph Academy is the right choice for you! Two things that make us unique are the all girls environment and our college block scheduling. In an all-girls school, you are encouraged to explore and develop your abilities, talents, and interests without any distractions. We guarantee a commitment to a learning environment that places girls first and foremost. Our faculty and staff have an in-depth understanding of how girls learn and succeed. This does not mean that girls cannot compete in a co-ed world or that a healthy social life is not important. It does mean that a young woman can find her own academic and personal strengths in her own way, in her own time, and in her own place. At Saint Joseph Academy, girls not only have equal opportunity, but every opportunity!

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  • Admission Testing

    All 8th grade girls considering Saint Joseph Academy are invited to take our Admission test. Registration is currently open for our Admission Tests for the 2019-2020 school year; you can click here to see the dates.
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  • 8th Grade Applicants

    Any 8th grade student that applies to Saint Joseph Academy MUST take the placement test and registration is required. The Admission/Scholarship Test and Parent Forum is being held on October 27 and November 3 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. The test is provided again on Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. for admission purposes only.
  • 8th Grade Applicants from Catholic Elementary Schools

    Students currently attending Catholic elementary schools follow the regular Diocesan policy:
    1. Application forms will be distributed on January 14, 2019 by Diocesan grade schools.
    2. Those interested in Saint Joseph Academy should indicate Saint Joseph Academy as their first choice on this form.
    3. These forms, together with the student’s records, are forwarded to the Saint Joseph Academy Admission Office by the applicant’s school.  All Diocesan applications must be in the Saint Joseph Academy Admission Office by 3 p.m. on Monday, January 28, 2019.
    4. The Academy Admission Committee reviews all applications to decide which students meet the Academy’s admissions criteria.
    5.  A decision letter will be sent in mid February to applicants who indicate Saint Joseph Academy is their first choice.
    6. If applicants indicate Saint Joseph Academy is their first choice, but they are not admitted, Saint Joseph Academy will automatically forward their applications to their second choice school.
    7. Applicants who listed Saint Joseph Academy as their second choice will receive a decision letter in late February.
  • 8th Grade Applicants from Public and Private Elementary Schools

    Students from public and non-Catholic private schools are asked to contact the Admission Director for an application and information or download an Application for Admission. Students should forward their current school records to the Saint Joseph Academy Admission Office by using the records release form, located on the right hand side of this pageThis form should be completed and forwarded to the student's current school's principal's office. Following application, the student is reviewed using the same criteria as stated above. If acceptance of a particular student is in question, her elementary school may be contacted for a recommendation prior to the final decision.

    Applications are due January 25, 2019.
  • 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, located in the right column on this page, to direct your school records to our Admissions 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.
  • International Students

    Saint Joseph Academy welcomes applications from international students. Prospective international students and their families should contact Ms. Christine DeSalvo, Director of Admission, at or 216-251-6788 ext. 220 to review the application process and English proficiency requirements.
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Contact Us

Director of Admission 
Ms. Christine DeSalvo
216.251.6788 ext. 220

Assistant Director of Admission
Mrs. Diana Fogarty

Admission Coordinator
Mrs. Helen Rechin '87
216.251.6788 ext. 272
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 on 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 Academy Admission Committee. A personal interview is required prior to acceptance. The student and her parent(s) or guardian(s) will be contacted to set up an appointment with a member of the Admission Committee.