Joliet Catholic Academy: A Tradition of Excellence in High School Education.
The JCA family is grounded in tradition and inspired in faith. An educational journey at Joliet Catholic Academy is filled with experienced faculty and dedicated staff committed to helping every student reach their greatest potential.
JCA’s holistic approach to education, centered in the school’s faith-filled curriculum, creates an educational experience that encourages success. The goal of the Joliet Catholic Academy family is to prepare young men and women for college and for life.
A Celebration of 25 Years as Joliet Catholic Academy
The beginning of the 2015-2016 school year marked the completion of 25 years at the center of Will County Catholic high school education. The merger of Joliet Catholic High School and St. Francis Academy in 1990 combined the rich educational backgrounds of the Carmelite Priests and Franciscan Sisters. JCA has brought the iconic “Victory Light” back on campus with the creation of Heritage Quad. Heritage Quad gives JCA students, alumni, and the Joliet community a gathering place to help celebrate our valued history.
In celebration of 25 years, the JCA administration has commissioned a logo to be used for correspondence, advertising, and promotional materials. The 25th Year Celebration logo will be used during the ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of Heritage Quad this spring. An announcement will be forthcoming on the official date for the celebration.
JCA…A Tradition of Valued History ~ Joliet Catholic Academy is a 146-year tradition built on the belief that Angels and Hilltoppers are champions of their faith, in the classroom, and on the playing field. JCA is a family of nearly 700 current students and 22,900 alumni.
JCA…A Tradition of Faith and Service ~ JCA was founded on the principles that drive the missions of the Carmelites and Franciscans. Students experience opportunities to foster their spiritual awareness through daily prayer, liturgical experiences, Christian service, and retreats. Angels and Hilltoppers are challenged to bring a deeper meaning to all aspects of their lives by following the example and teachings of Jesus Christ.
JCA…A Tradition of Academic Excellence ~ JCA offers three curricula of study, Advanced Placement courses, and Junior College duel credit options. Student schedules are built to meet their individual needs. The Class of 2015 carried on the school’s legacy by recording an average ACT score of 28.5 for honors program students and 26.4 for the top 50% of the class, 1 in 6 students were named Illinois State Scholars, 3 in 5 students earned college scholarships, and Advanced Placement and Junior College credits were attained.
JCA…A Tradition of Athletic Success ~ Angels and Hilltoppers are successful in and out of the classroom. JCA believes athletics play an important role in developing the disciple and competitive spirit required for academic success. Every student at JCA has excellent opportunities to compete at many levels in more than 20 interscholastic and intramural sports program. JCA boasts of 13 Football State Championships, three Girls Volleyball State Championships, three Baseball State Championships, several IHSA Sportsmanship Awards, and numerous National, Regional, Sectional, and Super-Sectional Championships.
JCA…A Tradition of Family and Community ~ Joliet Catholic Academy encourages all students to make their voice be heard with over 35 extra-curricular activities. All students have the opportunity to be creative, to be unique, to build confidence, and to be their best self.
JCA…A Tradition Lifelong Friendships ~ JCA realizes high school life is more than just the classroom experience. Joliet Catholic Academy offers many opportunities for student to broaden their social experience, make new friends, and have fun with fellow Angels and Hilltoppers.
JCA…A Tradition for Everyone ~ Experience Joliet Catholic Academy high school for yourself! Contact JCA’s Admissions Office to schedule a visit at 815.741.0500 or visit www.jca-online.org.