St. Joseph’s Academy is a college preparatory high school. Each year between 99 and 100 percent of St. Joseph's graduates go on to college to pursue every variety of profession, vocation, and avocation. Students are grounded in a curriculum that meets all state and college requirements: four credits each in theology, English, and math; three credits each in social studies and science; two credits in World Language (Spanish, French, Latin, or Mandarin Chinese), and one credit each in computer science & engineering, fine arts, and physical education, and a half credit in business and Freshman Experience. Students also take a minimum of an additional four credits in electives to meet graduation requirements.
Each department offers the student a plethora of choice, courses that are both exciting and challenging and that provide her the opportunity to pursue her particular passions.
All departments (with the exception of physical education) offer honors courses. Additionally, students can earn college credit through Advanced Placement (AP) and Advanced College Credit (ACC) courses, the latter primarily through St. Louis University.
A brief outline of each department's goals and objectives can be viewed on the department pages. Our current curriculum guide can be viewed here