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 2019-2020 academic year is open. Students currently in 9th-12th grades may apply at any time by contacting Director of Admissions Meredith Smith at (225) 388-2243 or

The application period for all grade levels for the 2020-2021 academic year opens on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. 

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.
  • 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
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Application for admission available online. Josephine Bahlinger Award application available online.
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Open House, 4:30-7 p.m.
Friday, November 16, 2018 Application form due to SJA with
  • $65 non-refundable application fee
  • Current photo
Bahlinger Award application due.
Saturday, December 7, 2019 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, 2019 Applicant/parent interviews
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Admissions letters mailed
Thursday, April 2, 2020 Informational meeting for incoming freshmen and parents, 6-8 p.m.

Contact Us

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

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