School Profile

St. Joseph Catholic Academy is a preschool through high school system that provides an exceptional educational experience rich in the arts, languages, sciences, technology, and most importantly Catholic values. Students are prepared to embrace lifelong learning through nurturing intellectual curiosity and promoting critical thinking. Click here for the 2016 Informational Booklet.

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Robert Freund, President

Kerstin Santarelli, Principal - Elementary School (preschool through grade 5)

Jean Fredrickson - Director of Finance

Wanda Jaraczewski - Director of Student Success

Pauline McTernan - Director of Development

Accreditation through AdvancED. Comprised of North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and Southern Association of Colleges and School Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).

Archdiocesan and Parish Affiliations
St. Joseph Catholic Academy is operated by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and supported by all Kenosha area parishes. The school receives support from all 10 Catholic parishes in Kenosha and Pleasant Prairie: Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Pompeii, St. Anne Catholic Church, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, St. James the Apostle, St. Mary Catholic Church, St. Mark the Evangelist, St. Peter Parish, and St. Therese of Lisieux.

References: St. Joseph Catholic Academy, SJCA, St. Joe’s

Founded: July 1, 2010

Colors: Blue and Yellow

Mascot: Lancer

Student Body:
SJCA attracts over 800 students from the southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois regions. Our students are ambitious and talented as well as economically and socially diverse. Almost 90% of our student body receives discounted tuition, scholarships or financial aid. Minorities represent approximately 20% of our student population. 

Advanced Placement:
Along with many Honors classes, eight Advanced Placement (AP) classes are offered. AP classes allow students to acquire skills that will help them be successful in college. More than 90% of four-year colleges in the U.S. give students credit, advanced placement or both on the basis of AP Exam scores.

The One-to-One Laptop program is a digital tool that teaches students how to acquire information, communicate, and learn effectively in a technologically demanding world. Each student in grades 6-12 has his or her own laptop or tablet for school use. Lower campus utilizes computers and network projectors in every classroom, computers on carts, a computer lab, and Promethean boards.

Faith Formation:
The Campus Ministry program supplements the theological development in each student that takes place in the home and church through worship and service. Students attend Mass regularly and are involved in both local and international service projects. 

Class of 2016:

  • 100% graduation rate
  • Over $5.0 million awarded to the 57 graduating seniors

Commitment to Service:
SJCA emphasizes service to others as a necessary component of personal development, global responsibility and citizenship. Meaningful, independent student service is required for graduation. Annually, SJCA students participate in over 12,000 hours of student-led local, national and international service projects, in preparation for lives of purpose, leadership and excellence.

Clubs and Activities:
Students at SJCA participate in wide array of competitive sports, clubs, and organizations. Several theatrical and band/choir performances are held throughout the year. Students are encouraged to pursue their interests, likes and passions to the fullest. New clubs are formed annually and students are expected to take leadership roles in these activities.


Upper Campus Laptop Pick Up

Students will need to have their school ID taken, drop off their forms, and pick up their laptop. If a student cannot make it on their assigned date, please contact the main office to make arrangements at (262) 654-8651. All family financial obligations will need to be fulfilled prior to receiving a laptop.


Laptop Pick Up Dates:

Last Names A-L: Thursday, 8/17 from 4 - 7 p.m.

Last Names A-L: Friday, 8/18 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Last Names M-Z: Monday, 8/21 from 4 - 7 p.m.