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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.


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. Click here to register for shadow visits this fall. 
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. You may contact Mrs. Dianne Dunning-Gill '88, Director of Enrollment Management, at ddg@sja1840.org or (314) 394-4321 with any questions. We look forward to meeting you and your family.
"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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  • Oct

    DeSmet Jesuit Kickball Tournament

    Join us for the first annual DeSmet Jesuit Kickball Tournament. 6th-8th graders are invited to play on DeSmet's new turf, enjoy games, prizes, refreshments, and more. Teams will be assigned upon arrival. Wear your costume for an optional contest. Parents, you may drop off students at the Emerson Entrance (facing Hwy 270).
    Winning team members will receive a $25 gift certificate to Dick's Sporting Goods. We will have raffles throughout the night. Prizes include iPads and more!
    Event will be held rain or shine, with alternate events planned for inclement weather.

    (Girls may register through St. Joseph’s Academy, boys may register through DeSmet's website)

    Click here to register. 
  • Nov

    Alumnae Reception before Open House

    Join us for a special Alumnae and family reception with SJA Administration. Meet President Regina Mooney, Ph.D. and Principal Jennifer Sudekum. Hear first all things St. Joe!

    Bring your daughters, granddaughters, nieces, cousins and friends.

    Reception begins at 11 a.m. (in Shanahan Commons)
    School tours begin at 12 p.m.

    Click here to register. Reservations requested by October 25, 2019.
  • Nov

    SJA Open House

    Each year, in conjunction with the other Catholic high schools in the St. Louis area, St. Joseph’s Academy hosts an Open House for prospective students and their parents. Mark your calendar and plan to join us for Open House on Sunday, November 3, 2019, from noon until 4:00 p.m. Click here for more information. 
  • Nov

    Senior Class Trivia Night

    All proceeds to benefit the CSJ missions in Peru.

    Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.; trivia begins at 7:00 p.m.; event ends at 9:00 p.m.
    Prizes will be given for the best dressed table!

    Cost: $10/person at the door (tables seat 8-10 people)
    Who can attend: 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls

    Please check back in the fall of 2019 for registration information. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Leigh LaMonica.
  • Jan

    Admissions - Student Essay Due

    Click here for more information.
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Contact Us

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  • Photo of Dianne Dunning-Gill

    Mrs. Dianne Dunning-Gill 88

    Director of Enrollment Management
    (314) 394-4321
  • Photo of Cori Sallaberry

    Mrs. Cori (Castellano) Sallaberry 96

    Director of Admissions
    (314) 394-4319
  • Photo of Cardelia Robinson

    Mrs. Cardelia Robinson 

    Diversity Outreach Coordinator
    (314) 394-4328
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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