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. 


The application period for the 2021-2022 academic year is open.

To apply to St. Joseph’s Academy, you will first complete an SJA Application Inquiry Form. After submitting the completed form, you will receive an email with instructions for creating your account. Please note that these emails are generated during regular business hours (7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday). 

The email you receive will invite you to login through Blackbaud Services to create a Blackbaud ID. If you already have a Blackbaud account through SJA, you will use that.

Once you create (or login to) your account, you will see your daughter’s profile page, which includes the steps you will take to apply to SJA. You will receive an email confirmation once the application process has been completed.

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.


Important Dates for Students Applying for 9th Grade

Thursday, October 1, 2021

Application for admission available online. Josephine Bahlinger Award and 1868 Award applications available online.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Open House, 4-6:30 P.M.

Friday, November 19, 2021

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

Saturday, December 4, 2021

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 7-9, 2021

Applicant/Parent Interviews

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Admissions letters Mailed


Contact Us

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

Ashley Waguespack Landry '10
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.