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. 


To apply to St. Joseph’s Academy, you will first create an SJA account. After submitting the account form, you will receive an email with instructions for creating your account password. If you already have a Blackbaud account through SJA, you will use that.

What you need to get started:

  • 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.


Admissions Timeline for 2025-2026 School Year

Tuesday, October 1, 2024

Application for admission available online. Josephine Bahlinger Award, MOTHER ALICE AWARD and 1868 Award applications available online.

Thursday, October 17, 2024

Open House for Girls in grades 6-8 and their families. 3:30-7 p.m.

Friday, November 22, 2024

Application form due to SJA with $65 non-refundable application fee AND Current photo.
Josephine Bahlinger Award, Mother Alice Award AND 1868 aWARD applicationS due.

Saturday, December 7, 2024

Placement test at SJA, 8 a.m.
- students report to St. Joseph Hall by 7:45 a.m.
- Test completed by 11 a.m.

Tuesday-Thursday, December 10-12, 2024

Applicant/Parent Interviews

Monday, February 3, 2025

Admissions letters Mailed


Computer Orientation Session I


Computer Orientation Session II


Contact Us

For questions regarding admissions at SJA or the application process, please contact our Admissions Team:
Meredith Smith
Admissions Director
(225) 388-2243

Victoria Hudson '09
Assistant Admissions Director
(225) 388-2209

Why SJA?

There are so many reasons why St. Joseph’s Academy is a great fit for every girl. To learn more about SJA, visit our Why SJA page.