The Application Process for 8th Grade Applicants

The St. Joseph's Academy Admissions Council recognizes that students are not defined by one area alone. The Council uses a holistic approach for admissions, considering the student's standardized test scores and her grades from 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. All students interested in applying to St. Joseph’s Academy should fill out our online application, complete and submit the student essay and schedule a family interview.

Important Dates to Remember:
October 15 - November 16, 2018: Students who attend Archdiocesan schools or participate in Catholic   
Parish School of Religion (PSR) should complete the Archdiocesan Catholic High School online application. Online applications will be accepted beginning October 15 through November 16, 2018.

Public school applicants should complete the St. Joseph’s Academy application to begin the process.

If there are questions or concerns regarding the St. Joseph’s Academy application process, please contact Michael Wade, Director of Admissions, by phone at (314) 394-4321, or by email at

November 2018: 
Archdiocesan schools will forward grade school transcripts to the student’s first choice high school. Public school applicants should print off a copy of the Transcript Release Form from the student’s middle school to be sent directly to St. Joseph’s Academy.
December 2018 - January 2019: Family interviews will be conducted at SJA.
February 1, 2019: Decision letters are mailed and electronic notifications are sent to the email address on the student’s St. Joseph’s Academy application.
February 2, 2019: Welcome to St. Joe Day. We will welcome all newly accepted students for the Class of 2023 for a party from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the student commons area.
March 4, 2019: Incoming Freshman (Class of 2023) Welcome Night at 6:30 p.m.

Application Checklist:
  • Online SJA application: Complete SJA application, and submit. 
  • Complete the student essay and return to SJA by January 3, 2019. 
  • Family interview dates and times - please check back for registration information.


Transfer students (out of town or from other St. Louis high schools), please contact Michael Wade, Director of Admissions, by phone at (314) 394-4321, or by email for more information or to schedule a tour.

Upcoming Events

List of 8 events.

  • Mar

    Incoming Freshmen (Class of 2023) Welcome Night

    For students and parents

    On this evening, we will share important information and answer questions about the upcoming school year. The SJA Mothers’ Club will host a reception with light refreshments immediately after the meeting. The Spirit Shop will be open during the reception if you wish to purchase any spirit items.
  • Mar

    Spring Break

  • Mar

    Incoming Freshmen: Placement Test (Math)

  • Mar

    Incoming Freshmen: Placement Test (World Language)

  • Mar

    Incoming Freshmen: Placement Test (Dance)

  • Apr

    Easter Break

  • May

    Incoming Freshman: Pizza & a Show

    All members of the incoming class are invited to be our guests for a pizza buffet dinner in the SJA Café from 6-6:45 p.m. Parents of the Class of 2023 also are invited to a Meet ‘n Greet and light dinner from 6-6:45 p.m. in the Sr. Mary de Paul Room.
    Following dinner, all are invited to be our guests for our Spring Musical Production from 7-9:00 p.m. Tickets will be provided that night for the performance. You will need to register for this event on our website’s homepage by April 30th. 

    Click here to register.
  • Nov

    Open House

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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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