Meet Our Students

Margaret Moe '23

Middle School: St. Aloysius
SJA Activities: Powerlifting, Science Club, Youth & Government, Beta Club, Latin Club, Student Ministry, National Honor Society, SJA Ambassadors and Diversity Club
Favorite Spot on Campus: The Academy Arts Center
Favorite SJA Memory: Qualifying for and presenting at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) with some of my Sticker Sisters

“SJA is so much more than just a school. It's a community of young women excited to lift each other up. Despite having different interests, the girls next to you will always be your biggest supporters in whatever you do. The community we find here at SJA is full of passionate and driven people who will share their love of cooking, politics, French, gaming, service and so much more with you. Every single person can find others who share their interests here at SJA.

"This school has changed me so much since I first stepped onto campus as a freshman. The faculty and students here have pushed me every day to be a better person, to find confidence in myself and to use my voice. SJA has empowered me to learn about who I am and given me every opportunity to pursue my passions."

Susana Cuadra '23

Middle School: St. Jude
SJA Activities: Beta Club, Classical Club, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, Respect Life Club, Science Club, SJA Ambassadors, Student Ministry and Art Club
Favorite Spot on Campus: A bench on the Batchelor Terrace facing the SJA Orchard
Favorite SJA Memory: After submitting our AP Art portfolios, my art class celebrated by painting together outside.

“SJA has given me so many opportunities to build my confidence. It has introduced me to a community of support and helped me to deepen my faith."

Anna Nodier '23

Middle School: Our Lady of Mercy
SJA Activities: SJA/CHS Drama Club (President)
Favorite Spot on Campus: The Black Box Theater
Favorite SJA Memory: Challenge Day 2022

“SJA has taught me so much and how to be confident in everything I do. Whether it's a difficult math equation or public speaking, this school has prepared me for it all. Through my classes and activities, SJA has broadened my horizons and shown me that I am capable of taking on any challenge that comes my way!”

Alexandra Funes '23

Middle School: St. Jude
SJA Activities: Softball, Student Council, SJA Ambassadors, Criminal Justice Club and Beta Club
Favorite Spot on Campus: The mezzanine of the Academy Student Center
Favorite SJA Memory: Running the SJA flag back and forth in front of the student section at Challenge Day in 2022

“No matter what you're interested in, there is always something at SJA to be involved with. The environment is great, but my favorite thing about SJA is the people: students and faculty. I know I'm well-prepared for life after high school because of my supportive teachers here at SJA.”

Shobe Manuel '23

Middle School: St. George
SJA Activities: Student Council (President), Liturgy Committee, Respect Life Club, French Club, Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, SJA Ambassadors, Tennis, ACT 30+ Club, Big Sis/Lil Sis
Favorite Spot on Campus: The Pot in the SJA Courtyard
Favorite SJA Tradition: The Challenge Day Pep Rally

"SJA is a joyful environment. There is a sense of community and love among our Sticker Sisters, and with so many clubs, activities and sports, there is something for everyone to be involved in. The school has played such a major role in encouraging me to cultivate my God-given talents and strengths. I've grown as a person and in my faith during my time here, which has made me more confident in myself.

"Being at an all-girls school is empowering. Every day I am able to witness others' successes and cheer them on! SJA has taught me the importance of kindness, hard work, adaptability and respect for all, which I will keep with me for the rest of my life."


Avery Bruce '23

Middle School: St. George
SJA Activities: Bruinettes (captain), Student Council, Spanish Club, SJA Ambassadors and Beta Club
Favorite Spot on Campus: The SJA Orchard
Favorite SJA Tradition: Challenge Day

“No matter who you are, what you are interested in or what background you come from, everyone can find their place at SJA. Here you will find teachers who care about you, a faith that will support you and friends who will be there for a lifetime. By challenging me to be the best version of myself, St. Joseph's has allowed me to grow into who I am today.”


Mary Jo Dardis '23

Middle School: Holy Family
SJA Activities: SJA/CHS Choir, Powerlifting, Cooking & Crafts Club, Respect Life Club and Student Ministry
Favorite Spot on Campus: The SJA Orchard
Favorite SJA Tradition: The Senior Walk and Challenge Day

“There are so many opportunities at SJA to make friends and to explore your interests and talents. I know that St. Joseph's is preparing me for the world by challenging me academically and providing me with a strong Catholic faith formation.”


Lila Weston '23

Middle School: St. Aloysius
SJA Activities: SJA Ambassadors and Student Ministry
Favorite Spot on Campus: The SJA Courtyard
Favorite SJA Tradition: Singing "Hold Us Together" at SJA masses and prayer services with the entire school

“SJA has taught me how to find unity with others, no matter how different we may be. Our relationships are priceless, and the SJA bond is truly so deep.”


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

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