Saint Joseph Academy
5.00 (5 reviews)
Tel: (956) 542-3581
The Saint Joseph Academy Mission Statement- Conducted by the Marist Brothers of the Schools and serving the children of the lower Rio Grande Valley, Saint Joseph Academy provides religious and moral formation and a college preparatory education in the tradition of the Roman Catholic Church.
It endeavors to form young men and women who will succeed in university studies, who know and love Jesus, and who actively participate in the worship and mission of the Church, including the Church`s preferential option for the poor.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Texas Catholic Conference Education Department|
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Grades Offered||Grades 7-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Dyslexia, Mild Learning Differences|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Total Students||338 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 38%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||34 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||10:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|Average Class Size||18 students|
|Number of AP Courses||14 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP French, AP Government, AP Human Geography, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Studio Art, AP US History|
|Average SAT score||1120|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$10,980|
|Tuition Notes||Entrance Exam $50 Registration $650|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$2,500|
|Admissions Director||Celeste Solis '91|
|Endowment Size||$1 million|
|Total Sports Offered||13 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WeightliftingBaseball, Basketball,|
Cheering, Cross Country,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||23 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Astronomy Club, Bloodhound Ambassadors, Book Club, Bowling Club, Business Club, Chess Team, Fishing Club, French Honor Society, Good Neighbor Service Project, Green Team, Marist Youth, Model UN, National Junior Honor Society, pep squad, Positive Peer Leadership Team, Project Red (Student News), Rotary International Interact, Spanish Honor Society, Student Council, SWAP (Poetry/Writing Club), UNICEF Club
Arts and Music Programs:
Liturgical Choir, National Art Honor Society
- The Saint Joseph Academy Mission Statement- Conducted by the Marist Brothers of the Schools and serving the children of the lower Rio Grande Valley, Saint Joseph Academy provides religious and moral formation and a college preparatory education in the tradition of the Roman Catholic Church.
- It endeavors to form young men and women who will succeed in university studies, who know and love Jesus, and who actively participate in the worship and mission of the Church, including the Church`s preferential option for the poor.
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I started working at Saint Joseph Academy since 2005 and have been blessed to work for incredible leaders, all which have inspired me to do the very best of my ability. I feel valued, appreciated, acknowledged and rewarded which keeps me motivated mentally and physically. Our administration, faculty and staff are truly dedicated and committed to the school community as a whole. We ardently work to keep our Mission and Vision alive for our current students and the generations to come. Our motto is "Ad Astra per Aspera" which means "To the stars through difficulties" - this encapsulates and expresses the high ideals of our administration, faculty, staff and students.
- Posted by Parent - Administrative Assistant
My two children graduated from Saint Joseph Academy and they received an excellent education that prepared them well for their university studies. Both of my children went to Texas A & M University and excelled there thanks to the strong foundation of education that they received at St. Joe. St. Joe provided not only a strong academic base, but it provided my children with strong values for the importance of community service and faith. The school provided my children with the opportunity to learn and partake in leadership roles and how to be part of a team. Their experiences at St. Joe will carry them through life.
- Posted by Parent - Mom of 2
I have one child that graduated from Saint Joseph Academy, and one child currently enrolled. I feel that there is no other school in Brownsville that prepares your child for the rigors of college than SJA. My daughter was admitted to the Business Honors program at her university with nearly a full scholarship and is doing fantastic and I attribute that success to the rigorous courses of SJA. Not only does SJA provide true college prep academics, they foster an environment of service and encourage involvement in athletics and extra-curricular activities. They have an amazing counseling department dedicated to helping students ensure they have the courses they need and then apply to their desired schools and get scholarships. SJA works to develop the whole child in a faith-filled environment.
- Posted by Parent - Liz Hainley
The best private school in South Texas!!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Rafael Munguia
This school was the best thing for our son. We moved him in the middle of his 9th-grade year and it was the best decision we could have made. He was able to have more positive, enriching experiences than his previous top-ranked school, more activities to be involved with, and we were able to be more involved as parents. He was happier, excelled even though it was challenging, and had the best help to get into the college he wanted.
- Posted by Parent - Mom
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