St. Joseph's Academy

Apply to SJA

We are delighted that you have chosen to apply to St. Joseph’s Academy, and we look forward to receiving your application and beginning our relationship with you and your family.

The mission of St. Joseph’s Academy is to educate young women as responsible and unifying members of the world community. In the spirit and charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph, St. Joseph’s Academy offers opportunities for faith development in the Catholic tradition, academic excellence and personal growth.



We encourage applications from students who will bring their academic and personal best to SJA, as well as an enthusiasm for the Academy sisterhood and community. We are committed to making each student’s experience enriching and rewarding and to helping each young woman meet and exceed her academic and personal goals.

Submit an Application

The application period for the 2017-2018 academic year is open. Students currently in 9th-12th grades may apply at any time by contacting Director of Admissions Mandy Hoffman at (225) 388-2243 or

The application period for all grade levels for the 2018-2019 academic year opens on Thursday, October 19, 2017.

What you need to get started:

  • Your daughter’s Social Security number. We use this for identification purposes on standardized tests and for the TOPS program.
  • Your thoughts as to why St. Joseph’s Academy is the first-choice school for your daughter. You will be asked to submit a letter to this effect as part of the application process.
  • A current photo of your daughter. Please note the maximum allowable size for the image is 6MB. Common picture extensions are supported.
  • SJA legacy information. If relatives of your daughter attended SJA, please supply their first, middle/maiden and last names; relation to the applicant; and the year of graduation from SJA.
  • Credit card for the $65 non-refundable application fee.


Important Dates for Students Applying for 9th Grade
Thursday, October 19, 2017 Open House, 4:30-7 p.m. Application packets picked up by applicants and application available online.
Friday, November 17, 2017 Application form due to SJA with
  • Parent letter
  • $65 non-refundable application fee
  • Current photo
Saturday, December 2, 2017 Placement test at SJA, 8 a.m.
  • Students report to St. Joseph Hall by 7:45 a.m.
  • Test completed by 11:30 a.m.
Monday-Wednesday, January 8-10, 2018 Applicant/parent interviews
Thursday, February 22, 2018 Admissions letters are mailed
Thursday, March 1, 2018 Incoming 9th grade parent scheduling sessions, 12 p.m. or 6 p.m.
Friday, March 9, 2018 Deadline for returning registration forms and fees
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Sticker Spectacular (meeting for incoming freshmen and parents), 6-7 p.m.
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