St. Joseph Catholic Academy

St. Joseph Catholic Academy

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June 2021


Dear St. Joseph Family,

These past fifteen months have been challenging, for the world, for our country, for our city, for our families and also for us here at SJCA. However, SJCA faced these challenges with the grace, compassion, resolve and fortitude that have been the hallmark of the St. Joseph community since its inception in 1957. Working together, leaning on our faith and each other, the St. Joseph community has had a remarkable year.

Catholic Identity:

  • Over 75 Masses were celebrated at SJCA this year, including an in person All City Catholic Schools Week Mass with Archbishop Listecki during Catholic Schools Week, with the 8th graders from SJCA, the 8th graders from All Saints Catholic School and the seniors from SJCA.
  • Despite CoVID-19 restrictions, SJCA was able to ensure that all high school and middle school students experienced faith-filled, inspiring retreats, bringing them closer to each other and to God.


Academic Excellence:

  • With the vast majority of students attending school in-person, five days a week, SJCA continued to deliver the same high caliber education that our families expect and deserve.
  • Over 100 SJCA sophomores, juniors and seniors were well prepared as they sat for 14 different AP exams over the last few weeks.
  • Two SJCA seniors earned National Merit distinctions.



  • In an uncertain year for many schools, SJCA high school athletes not only safely completed fall and winter seasons, but performed at the highest levels, winning several conference and regional championships.
  • As of this printing, our high school sports teams continue to compete, with the boys baseball team and the girls soccer team having particularly strong seasons.


Traditions and milestones:

  • Fifty-nine seniors walked across the stage on May 30th, graduating in person, safely, with family and friends in attendance.
  • Our 8th graders, 5th graders and 4K students also commemorated their respective promotions and commencements. Recognizing these milestone moments is especially important this year.


With safety at the forefront, SJCA teachers, parents and students were still able to enjoy Field Days, Parent/Child events, some end of the year field trips and other special SJCA signature events.

For over the last thirty years, it has been my honor and privilege to serve the staff, faculty, students and families here at St. Joseph. This year has certainly been a memorable one, but as I retire, I am forever encouraged and reassured at the depth and breadth of the St. Joseph spirit. I know that the school is left in very good and capable hands.

St. Joseph Catholic Academy will continue to build on the foundation laid by the School Sisters of Saint Francis providing the best Catholic education in the area. Please help this legacy flourish by contributing to this year’s Annual Fund. Your donation not only honors those that came before us, but ensures that Catholic education remains strong and vibrant far into the future.


With enormous gratitude,



Bob Freund


  • 2401 69th St



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