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FAQs

  1. Where is St. Joseph’s Academy located and how do I get there?

    St. Joseph’s Academy is located in Frontenac, Missouri, which is in West St. Louis County. We are near Highway 64 (40) and Lindbergh Blvd.

    If you are traveling Lindbergh South, you would turn right on Litzsinger Rd., or you would turn left onto Litzsinger if traveling Lindbergh North. Once on Litzsinger, you will then make an immediate left into St. Joseph’s Academy.

    You will proceed around the whole building- pass the fields, tennis courts, convent- and keep going to the front of our building, which is the main entrance.

    When you get to the stop sign, see a circle drive and the statue of St. Joseph, you are there. Turn left at the stop sign, onto the circle drive, and there is visitor parking available.

    Go up the steps, through the front doors, and the office is on the left.

  2. How many zip codes and parishes are represented at St. Joe?

    Students at St. Joseph’s Academy come from approximately 73 parishes and 50 zip codes.

  3. Do students car pool to and from St. Joe?

    Yes, parents do form car pools. It is also common that older students drive younger students to and from school.

  4. What is the current tuition and fees and St. Joseph’s Academy?

    Tuition for the 2013-2014 School Year is $12,110 plus $380.00 in fees. For more details on expenses please see our Tuition and Financial Assistance page.

  5. Is financial assistance available at St. Joe?

    Financial assistance is based solely on financial need. For more information please see our Tuition and Financial Assistance page.

  6. Is St. Joe represented at High School Nights?

    During the months of September and October 2013, St. Joseph’s Academy will be represented at 10 Archdiocesan High School Nights in the area. Please click on the High School Nights page for exact dates and times. St. Joe is also represented at the Independant Schools of St. Louis High School Night on October 15, 2013 at Visitation Academy.

  7. When is St. Joseph’s Academy Open House?

    Our Open House is scheduled for Sunday, November 3, 2013, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please see the Open House section for more details.

  8. Are there openings at each grade level?

    Openings are determined from year to year, based on student need. It is not consistent to state that there will openings each year, for each grade level.

    If interested in transferring to St. Joe, please call our Director of Admissions, Sr. Carol Gerondale at 314-394-4321 or email cgerondale@stjosephacademy.org.

  9. What is the average class size?

    The average class size at St. Joseph's Academy is 18.

  10. What is a typical school day at St. Joe?
    • The school day begins at 8:05 am and ends at 2:45 pm.
    • St. Joseph's Academy has a five-day schedule, with 3 days of seven class periods of 45 minutes each and a 25 minute lunch. Two days are "block" schedule with 4 class periods or networking period of 75 minutes each with 25 minutes for lunch. Each day has a homeroom period as well as "contact" time during which students can attend club meetings, meet with teachers, etc.
    • SJA has a morning and afternoon rotating schedule.The morning class periods rotate and the afternoon classes rotate.
  11. Do you have to be Catholic to attend St. Joseph’s Academy?

    A student does not have to be Catholic to attend St. Joe. We value a diverse student body.

  12. How many students are admitted to the freshmen class each year at St. Joe?

    The exact number of students admitted to St. Joseph’s Academy varies from year to year.  If a student academically qualifies, she will be admitted.

  13. What percentage of applicants does St. Joseph’s Academy accept each year?

    The school chooses not to release this information, as it changes each year and is not consistent in nature.  Generally, if a student meets our academic standards she will be accepted.

  14. How can a student earn college credit or AP credit at St. Joe?

    St. Joseph’s Academy is a college preparatory school that equips students for successful college careers. Under the ACC (or 1-8-1-8) program offered at St. Joe through Saint Louis University and with the AP courses St. Joe offers, a SJA student can complete up to one full year of college during her high school years.

    For more information on college credit and AP credit please view our curriculum guide under the Academics heading.

  15. Does St. Joseph’s Academy require 8th grade students to interview during the admissions process?

    St. Joe does not require interviews for prospective students. We base admissions on the SJA application, standardized test scores, and grades from 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.

  16. What is St. Joseph’s Academy average ACT score?

    Our average ACT is 26.

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