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 2022-2023 academic year is closed. If you are interested in openings for this school year, contact Admissions Director Meredith Smith at or 388-2243. Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will open on September 30, 2022.

Important Dates for Students Applying for 9th Grade (2023-2024)

Friday, September 30, 2022

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

Thursday, October 20, 2022

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

Friday, November 18, 2022

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

Saturday, December 3, 2022

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 6-8, 2022

Applicant/Parent Interviews

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

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

Corynn Major '17
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.