Since our founding in 1840 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, we have been committed to developing values-driven women leaders. Grounded in faith and the spirit of the school motto of “Not I, But We,” generations of SJA students have graduated well prepared for higher education and beyond.
Our approach is one of challenging and enriching each student through rigorous coursework and co-curricular programs while modeling leadership based on compassion and respect. The small student:teacher ratio of 10:1 emphasizes SJA’s personal commitment to each young woman.
Underlying all aspects of school life are the SJA Core Values that have served to inspire generations of distinctive women:
• We believe in a balanced approach to developing the whole woman.
• We encourage leadership and influence through action.
• We call forth spiritual courage and confidence.
• We cultivate intellectual distinction.
• We foster the desire to serve
• We expect excellence.
Partnering with the administration, faculty, and staff in creating the best possible learning environment for our students is the larger school community - Angel alumnae, parents, friends, and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, who sponsor the Academy. The involvement and support of these groups is integral to our growth and success, as it has been for 180 years.