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We invite you to experience the community of young women at St. Joseph’s Academy who are educated in faith, knowledge, and respect for self and others.

Letter from the Director

Here at St. Joseph’s Academy, we appreciate your interest in our school and welcome you to the admissions page of our website. Since 1840, St. Joseph’s Academy has been educating young women with a caring faculty who emphasize progress and personal growth academically, spiritually, socially, physically and morally.
The Admissions Department hopes that you enjoy learning about St. Joseph’s Academy online and welcomes you to take the next step and come in for a visit.
Shadowing a current student is the best way to experience St. Joseph’s Academy. Eighth grade students are encouraged to shadow in the fall months while seventh graders are welcome to shadow in the spring of their seventh grade year. 
There are several steps throughout the application process, including a family interview and a student essay. Please call us for more information or to schedule a visit.  I can be reached at mwade@sja1840.org or directly at (314) 394-4321. You may also contact Cori Castellano Sallaberry ‘96, Associate Director of Admissions, at csallaberry@sja1840.org or (314) 394-4319. I look forward to meeting you and your family.
Michael Wade
Director of Admissions
"The second great commandment of Jesus echoes in the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, the exhortation to "reach out to the Dear Neighbor." Jesus would have us love our neighbor as ourselves; to do this, our students develop a love for self. Our responsibility as a community is twofold: first, to help our students grow in self-respect as well as respect for others, and second, to provide opportunities and to challenge our students to serve others at school and in the larger world."
- SJA Philosophy

Upcoming Admissions Events

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  • Mar

    Spring Break

  • Mar

    Incoming Freshmen: Placement Test (Math)

    (MANDATORY for ALL incoming freshmen)    
    9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

    All incoming freshmen must take the math placement test. Bring at least two #2 pencils. No calculators are allowed in the testing room.
    Students should enter and exit the school through the Main Entrance, located by the flag and the statue of St. Joseph.
    For questions, please contact Mr. Tom Riordan, Math Department Chair, at triordan@sja1840.org.
  • Mar

    Incoming Freshmen: Placement Test (World Language)

    10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

    The World Language placement test is available for any student who would like to be considered for Level II of a language or Honors Spanish I. More information will be given at the Welcome Night on March 4, or you may contact Mrs. Jenny Riggins, World Language Department Chair, at jriggins@sja1840.org.
  • Mar

    Incoming Freshmen: Placement Test (Dance)

    12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
    (optional and only necessary if a student wants to sign up for Dance II or Dance III advanced classes. Students enrolling in Dance I do not need to audition.)
    For questions, please contact Ms. Nicki Tipton, SJA Dance Instructor, at ntipton@sja1840.org.
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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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