St Joan of Arc Catholic School earns 2023 U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School recognition for academic excellence

12/04/2023  |  School News

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona recognized St Joan of Arc Catholic School as a 2023 National Blue Ribbon School based on the school's high academic performance. St Joan of Arc was honored alongside 353 other schools across the nation at a recognition ceremony held Nov. 16-17 in Washington.


All Saints Day

11/01/2023  |  School News

A long standing and cherished tradition at St Joan of Arc - First Grade All Saints Day presentation. Our 1st graders study their Saint and learn facts about them to then share with the school and their families. Each student also dresses as a representation of their saint for the program.

"Lord, as the saints in Heaven adore You for eternity, I beg for their intercession. Saints of God, please come to my aide. Pray for me and bring to me the grace I need to live a holy life in imitation of your own lives. All saints of God, pray for us."

Saint Joan of Arc Catholic School has been recognized as a 2023 National Blue Ribbon School!

09/19/2023  |  School News

We are thrilled to announce that today, September 19, 2023, Saint Joan of Arc Catholic School has been recognized as a 2023 National Blue Ribbon School!

This is such exciting news! Each year, a small number of schools across the country are recognized for their outstanding achievements. Last year our school theme was Together We Can Do Difficult Things. We know that with God’s help, we can do anything when we are determined and disciplined. This outstanding recognition by the National Blue Ribbon Committee is a direct result of the determination and discipline of our students, faculty, parents, and community.


Congratulations to Mrs. Anderson

09/04/2023  |  School News

Congratulations to Mrs. Anderson who was appointed as the new USA Director of Education for ARISS [Amateur Radio on the International Space Station].

Read more about this opportunity and her experiences HERE.

Bike Parade

09/01/2023  |  School News

Our preschoolers kicked off the 2023-2024 school year with a Bike Parade on our school grounds. It was a great way to meet new friends and become familiar with their new surroundings. Class started for our youngest Chargers on Monday, August 28. Looking forward to a wonderful year.

Congratulations to the Class of 2023 on their graduation.

05/25/2023  |  School News

"Be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong." — 1 Corinthians 16:13

Best wishes as you embark on your next adventure. Come visit as we will miss you!

The Little Mermaid

05/01/2023  |  School News

Congratulations to our SJA Drama Club on the success of their recent show, The Little Mermaid. 45 young thespians in grades 5-8 worked hard for many hours over many weeks to learn the script, songs and staging for this production. With sellout shows for two weekends in a row, they are all ready for a much deserved rest. Thank you to Stacey De for producing our show. AND to our many parents including Mr Reilly, Mrs Costello, Mr Harbauer, Mrs Anderson and so many others for all your support. We are looking forward to the 2024 show!


Living Stations

04/05/2023  |  School News

On Wednesday, April 5, our 8th graders led the school in prayer through the Living Stations of the Cross. This annual presentation shows our students the last hours of the life of Jesus Christ in preparation for Easter.

Test Prep in Spanish Class

12/12/2022  |  School News

Our Junior High students benefit from our world language curriculum. Mr Olague's 7th grade Spanish class recently reviewed their answers on the textbook classwork in preparation for an upcoming test. The topics including describing yourself and others using the verb SER/definite-indefinite articles/noun-adjective agreement and identifying people and things.

Merit Scholar Semifinalists (High School Class of 2021 - SJA Alumni Class of 2017)

11/06/2022  |  Alumni News

Congratulations to these students from the SJA Class of 2017 who were recently announced as Merit Scholar Semifinalists. Merit Scholar Semifinalists are selected from the top 3-4% of each state’s PSAT scores. These students will graduate high school in 2021.

Hats off to Dyanna Boone (Downers Grove South HS), Tasha Rustandi and Katie Testin (Benet Academy) and Patrick Beranek (Joplin High School, Joplin, MO). Patrick also obtained a perfect score on the ACT test.