St. Joseph Academy

3470 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland, OH 44111

Saint Joseph Academy is a community where young women feel welcomed, challenged and celebrated – a place where Catholic values are honored and serving the dear neighbor is a part of everyday life. We believe women can accomplish anything, and we empower them to achieve their dreams. As a single-gender, faith-based environment, Saint Joseph Academy offers young women a unique opportunity to grow in confidence, body, mind and spirit – gaining a quality Catholic education as well as a sense of empowerment, a proven benefit of the all-girls setting. Lessons take place both inside the classroom and beyond through a rigorous academic curriculum and dynamic extracurricular activities.

Virtual Open House
We have a Virtual Open House available on our website under the admissions tab.

Fall Open House Sunday, October 17, 2021 12-4 PM
Spring Open House Thursday, April 7, 2022 6-8 PM

Registration for Open House is required. For the health and safety of your family and our community, there is a limited number of attendees permitted per family. Attendees are limited to the prospective student and two accompanying adults. Unfortunately, walk-ins will not be permitted. To register for an Open House time slot, please click the link below:

Application Deadline
January 2022

Application Process
* Complete an application
* Submit 6th, 7th, and 8th grade records, report cards and attendance
* One letter of recommendation
* Admission interview

All forms can be found under our Admission tab:

All 8th grade girls considering Saint Joseph Academy (SJA) are required to take our Admission test. Saint Joseph Academy uses the High School Placement Test (HSPT). The testing dates are below:
* Saturday, October 30, 2021: 9 AM-12 PM, Admission & Scholarship Test with Parent Forum
* Wednesday, November 3, 2021: 4-7 PM, Admission and Scholarship
* Saturday, November 13, 2021: 9 AM-12 PM, Admission & Scholarship Test with Parent Forum
* Saturday, January 8, 2022: 9 AM-12 PM, Admissions only
* Wednesday, February 2, 2022: 4-7 PM, Admission test only

Register for a test date:

Tuition & Tuition Assistance
Yes, we do require tuition.
We have tuition assistance available to all families through the FACTS application. Please complete the online FACTS application by November 23, 2021.

Available Scholarships
Please note, in order to be considered for any scholarship, you must complete the Saint Joseph Academy Common Scholarship Application – Class of 2026 by November 23, 2021.
* Financial Aid and Scholarship Award Letters: Late December/Early January
* Cleveland Scholarship Program Application period opens February 2022
* EdChoice Scholarship Program Application period opens February 2022
* Diocesan Tuition Assistance Awards: May 2022

Scholarship Application Process
In order to be considered for any scholarship, you must complete the Saint Joseph Academy Common Scholarship Application. All applications and records are due to the Saint Joseph Academy Admission Office by 3 PM on Friday, January 28, 2022.
Records Release
Letter of Recommendation

Academic Program/Extracurricular Activities
Students are provided with a solid foundation in a variety of subjects while giving them the opportunity to delve deeper into their interests with our college-style block scheduling. Socratic seminar and collaborative learning tools, including our state-of-the-art Anatomage Table, enhance students’ problem-solving skills while providing applicable, hands-on experiences. Students are enriched with a quality, Catholic education with our 12:1 student-teacher ratio. Each classroom is a place of active learning, headed by a member of the Academy’s dedicated and talented faculty. Our faculty draws from their professional experience and knowledge to provide high-quality instruction. With a Saint Joseph Academy education, young women are welcomed, challenged and celebrated while achieving their personal best both inside and outside of the classroom.

We are known for our Health Sciences Honors Program, Engineering and Design Honors Program and Global Program. We offer 15 varsity/junior varsity sports and over 50 clubs. Please visit our website for a complete listing. There are more than 120 courses offered, including 19 Advanced Placement (AP®), 27 Honors and Independent Study classes, as well as a Health Sciences Honors Program, Engineering & Design Honors Program and Global Program. Our faculty and staff have an in-depth understanding of how girls learn and succeed. In a single gender school, your daughter will be encouraged to explore and develop her abilities, talents and interests without distractions so she can achieve her dreams. Outside the classroom, students can choose from 15 Varsity sports programs and more than 50 student clubs and organizations to pursue their passions. At Saint Joseph Academy, girls not only have equal opportunity, but every opportunity!

100% Graduation Rate

92% of students attend a 4 year university or trade school after graduation.

This school does not help with job placement assistance after graduation.