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St. Joseph’s Academy identified Global Education as part of its strategic plan for the future of the school. The program is in its initial stages with planned phases progressing over the next few years under the direction of the Global Education Director, Katie Kieffer Richardson ‘99. Through all aspects of the Global Education program, St. Joseph’s Academy empowers women to become global leaders with strong values necessary in the realities of today’s society. The launch of the Global Education Scholar program will begin in the 2021 Spring Semester. 

The Global Education Committee strives to:
  • Develop a more globally-focused curriculum 
  • Create meaningful service opportunities that are linked to the charisms of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
  • Connect global and local clubs with our students
  • Foster mentorships with students, alumnae, and professionals
  • Provide outside learning opportunities that empower global citizenship  

Global Education Scholar Program

This signifies this student has completed a rigorous course of study in the Global Education curriculum, as well as completed all of the additional requirements to become a Global Education Scholar during her time at St. Joseph’s Academy. This is a program every student at St. Joseph’s Academy has the opportunity to apply for during her freshman or sophomore year of studies with the initial launch open to teacher recommended juniors. 

The application will be considered based on:
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.5, unless strong teacher recommendation 
  • A special interest in Global Education demonstrated in a written essay
  • Active membership in one or more of the globally-focused clubs
  • Teacher recommendation 
The Global Education Scholar must:
  • Maintain a minimum GPA requirement of 3.5
  • Commit to a curriculum with a Global Education focus
  • Participate in Global Education learning opportunities 
  • Meet with the Global Education Director on a regular basis
  • Join and lead globally-focused extracurricular clubs
  • Complete a Global Service Learning trip and present to her peers about her experience
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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