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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 8:00 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 the St. Louis Youth Connection Helpline:
    CALL: 1-877-928-2929
    CHAT: keepingkidsfirst.org  
    TEXT: 4HLP to 31658  
Or call: Life Crisis Services: 314-647-4357.

Spence Shine Shack

In the winter of 2020, St. Joseph's Academy opened a new student success center, the “Spence Shine Shack,” which supports the various learning needs and styles of all our students. This new program will serve our girls with tools and furnishings that support active learning, collaborative work and independent study. Every girl will be able to utilize this new program and space, which is designed to take them from where they are academically to where they can fully shine with their God-given talents.

Two former classrooms adjacent to the Library have been transformed into a collaborative learning room and an independent study space. This project was made possible by the generosity of the Dave and Suzie Sauer Spence ’82 Family and the generosity of many through our 2019 Auction Fund-A-Need. At the dedication of the spaces, Suzie noted the scripture passage from Mathew 5: 15-16, "You are the light of the world...So let your light shine," relating it to our school as we encourage all of our students’ light to shine.

Contact Us

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  • 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
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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