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Latest News

List of 8 news stories.

  • SJA Celebrates Black History Month

    Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. SJA faculty and staff are sharing the ways that they will celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth:
    • Diversity Club will host a prayer service and vigil 
    • Students in “Freshman Experience” will conduct speeches about important figures in Black history 
    • Diversity Club, National English Honor Society and Beta Chi Pi will host the “Phenomenal Woman Poetry Challenge”
    • Members of the SJA Book Club will read a book with an African American author/character/subject
    • Digital Display Boards will feature the “Most Searched” Black icons in entertainment, sports, political history and beyond
    • Black Heritage Vision Walls will pay homage to Black history 
    • The February Book Challenge is to read a book with an African American author/character/subject
    • Inspiring quotes from African American leaders will be displayed in classrooms 
    Please check SJA social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) throughout February for more information, photos and updates. 
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  • Announcing St. Joseph Educational Ministries

    Dear SJA Community,
    The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet of the St. Louis province are proud of the five educational institutions they founded and want to see their impact on Catholic education continue for generations to come. To achieve this goal, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and St. Joseph’s Academy are taking an innovative step, empowering the laity to continue the educational ministry that the sisters have established.

    Announcing St. Joseph Educational Ministries 
    We are pleased to announce that the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Louis Province is transferring sponsorship of the educational institutions the sisters founded, including St. Joseph’s Academy, to the newly established St. Joseph Educational Ministries (SJEM). 

    St. Joseph Educational Ministries is a model of Catholic sponsorship called a ministerial public juridic person, a status that has been granted to SJEM by the Vatican that enables lay people to take on the sponsorship role traditionally held only by religious. Although “ministerial public juridic person” sounds like an individual, it is a canonical term for a group of persons who together further the mission of the church.

    SJEM will assume the responsibility for ensuring the Catholic identity and CSJ spirituality of its sponsored institutions is retained in perpetuity. SJEM will be the bridge between the schools and the church with its lay members taking on the sponsorship role alongside the Sisters of St. Joseph.

    Day-to-Day Operations at St. Joseph’s Academy Remain the Same
    While St. Joseph Educational Ministries replaces the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet as the sponsoring entity of the schools, day-to-day operations will not be affected. The sisters are not leaving the schools, and they will continue to be active and present. Matters of finance, governance and academics remain the responsibility of St. Joseph’s Academy administrators and board of directors.

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    We welcome your questions and comments about SJEM and offer you the following opportunities to have them answered:

    Online: Learn more about St. Joseph Educational Ministries, visit the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet’s website at csjsl.org/sjem.

    Submit Questions and Comments: Click here to submit your questions and comments, and an appropriate person will respond to you.

    Register for the Virtual Town Hall: Learn more at our Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, February 10 at 7:00 P.M. CST where you will have the opportunity to hear from representatives of the sisters and the schools and have your questions answered. Click here to register.

    SJEM is one of the first pontifical ministerial public juridic persons for education in the United States, and we are proud to be trailblazers in Catholic education with this new approach to sponsorship. As leaders, we are excited for the opportunities SJEM brings to our St. Joseph’s Academy community. We will keep you informed throughout the transition process, and appreciate your continued support and prayers during this time. 

    Sister Amy Hereford, CSJ
    Province Leadership Team

    Sister Fran Maher, CSJ
    Province Leadership Team

    Sister Margaret Schulz, CSJ
    Province Leadership Team

    Regina E. Mooney, Ph.D.
    President, St. Joseph’s Academy

    Craig Hannick
    Board Chair, St. Joseph’s Academy
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  • Sophia Sansone ’13: 30 Under 30

    The Academy congratulates Sophia Sansone ’13 for being named a “30 Under 30” by Nashville Briefing. Recipients of this honor “accomplished amazing things in 2020, despite a global pandemic, and those who we believe will continue to inspire in 2021.” 

    Sophia graduated from Vanderbilt University and has worked at Make Wake Artists since 2017, where she started as an assistant to Chris Kappy. She is now an integral part of Luke Combs’ management team and manager to Ashland Craft. The Alumnae Association is excited to hear what she accomplishes next! 
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  • Coach Carol Fromuth: Golf Coach of the Year

    St. Joseph's Academy is proud to celebrate Coach Carol Fromuth for being named the "Golf Coach of the Year" by the National High School Golf Association! Please click here to hear about this exciting honor from KSDK’s Frank Cusumano.
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  • Juniors Receive Scholarships (Annual Catholic Appeal)

    The Archdiocese of Saint Louis has awarded scholarships to high school juniors for their participation in an essay contest sponsored by the Office of Stewardship and the Annual Catholic Appeal. 

    Congratulations to Ellie Duffy ‘22, Addie Engelmeyer ’22 and Allison Jansen ’22 for being selected as recipients!
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  • Bella Buebendorf ’21 Receives “CSJ Justice for the Dear Neighbor Award”

    St. Joseph’s Academy is proud to announce the first “CSJ Justice for the Dear Neighbor Award” recipient. This award recognizes a student who embodies the mission and charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJs) by bringing loving unity to a divided world. She has modeled through her attitude and work, a commitment to educate, advocate and take action in order to achieve unity of neighbor with neighbor and neighbor with God so that all may be one. Inspired by the ministry of the CSJs, this student has demonstrated an ability to respond to the needs of the times by defending the human dignity of all persons rooted in the gospel call to social justice. 

    The 2021 recipient is Bella Buebendorf ’21! Throughout her time at St. Joe, she has participated in social justice efforts and worked toward Diversity Equity and Inclusion within the SJA community. As Diversity Club president, Bella’s mission has been to educate others about racial, religious, and ethical issues around the world. 
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  • Beta Chi Pi Welcomes Alumna

    Members of SJA's Beta Chi Pi (Science Honor Society) invited Jamie Bommarito Daugherty Ph.D., RDN, CSSD, Class of 1997, to their virtual January meeting. The Angels had the opportunity to hear about her career in dietetics, how her SJA experiences have supported her in her field, nutrition tips and more.

    Jamie has been a dietitian for 16 years and brings many ingredients to the table. She spends her time in a few varied spaces within the food, nutrition and wellness realm – the kitchen, the classroom, and outdoors, seeking new adventures around every corner. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor and Department Chair at Fontbonne University.
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  • Photo credit:  Paul Kopsky

    Emily Lally ’21

    Emily Lally ’21 and the Basketball Angels were recently featured and celebrated in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Please click here to read the article.
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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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