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The St. Joseph’s Academy Counseling Department believes in educating the whole student. Our mission is to empower students by teaching them to learn and do for themselves.

This empowerment means that each student can:
  • Think for herself
  • Advocate for her needs
  • Solve problems in appropriate and timely ways
  • Balance her life by making healthy choices
To that end, we hope to assist each student in meeting her academic and personal needs.

Click here to see how we support and guide each student in academics, character and wellness each year.
The Counseling Department is typically available from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on school business days.

Anytime there is a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.

For a mental health crisis, please contact:
St. Louis Youth Connection Helpline:
    CALL: (314) 819-8802
    CHAT: bhrstl.org
    TEXT: BHEARD to 31658  
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-8255  
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

Contact Us

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Laura Baxendale

    Mrs. Laura Baxendale 

    Counseling Administrative Assistant
    (314) 394-4142
  • Photo of Donna Videmschek

    Mrs. Donna Videmschek 

    Director of Counseling Department, Academic Counselor
    (314) 394-4312
  • Photo of Kristen Versen

    Mrs. Kristen Versen 

    Wellness Counselor, Last Names L-Z
    (314) 394-4316
  • Photo of Sarah Wild

    Mrs. Sarah Wild 

    Wellness Counselor, Last Names A-K
    (314) 394-4317
St. Joseph’s Academy is a private, Catholic high school for girls in St. Louis, Missouri, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Our mission is to provide quality Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge, and respect for self and others. Our community expects these young women to make a profound impact in the world.

St. Joseph's Academy

2307 South Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63131
Phone: 314-394-4300
Fax: 314-965-9114
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