St. Joseph's Academy (St. Louis)

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St. Joseph's Academy
St. Joseph's Academy Logo.png
2307 South Lindbergh Boulevard


United States
Coordinates38°37′30.34″N 90°24′28.4″W / 38.6250944°N 90.407889°W / 38.6250944; -90.407889Coordinates: 38°37′30.34″N 90°24′28.4″W / 38.6250944°N 90.407889°W / 38.6250944; -90.407889
TypePrivate, All-Girls
Motto"Not I, But We"
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Established1840; 181 years ago (1840)
FounderSisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
PresidentRegina Mooney
PrincipalJennifer Sudekum
Karen Davis
Color(s)Green and White   
Team nameAngels
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
NewspaperThe Voice
YearbookThe Echo
Athletic DirectorMaureen McVey

St. Joseph's Academy is a private, all-girls, Roman Catholic, college preparatory high school in Frontenac, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis.[2] It is operated by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Louis. The school is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.


St. Joseph's Academy was founded as Mother Celestine's in 1840. Mother St. John Fontbonne and the Superior Sisters of St. Joseph were sent from Lyon, France to the territories of Cahokia and Carondelet. Upon their arrival, they opened a convent school.

In 1841, Mother Celestine's moved from the log cabin that it had been founded in to a motherhouse in Carondelet, Missouri. In 1925, the Academy moved into Clayton, Missouri along with Fontbonne University. In 1946, the campus became too small for both the high school and the college, so the Academy moved to Frontenac, Missouri. In 1955, the new building opened.

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  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
  2. ^ St. Joseph's Academy

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