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JCA graduate Matthew Gummess ’04 to be ordained this Saturday

  The Order of Carmelites, Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary, which co-sponsors Joliet Catholic Academy is proud to announce the ordination of Matthew Gummess, O.Carm. Matthew is an alum of JCA, Class of 2004. He and his family have been long-time Joliet residents and members of St. Patrick’s Parish in Joliet. He … Read More

JCA junior Jack Smith achieves perfect ACT score

Joliet Catholic Academy President/Principal Dr. Jeffrey Budz is proud to announce that junior Jack Smith, son of Jim and Kathy Smith, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36. On average, only around one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class … Read More

School Cancellation 1/12/18

School has been cancelled today; Friday, January 12, 2018 due to a water main break. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.   … Read More

Semester Exam Schedule

Semester Exam Schedule Tuesday, December 19 Period A (1) Classes 7:50 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. Period B (2) Classes 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Period C (3) Classes 10:10 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Announcements 11:10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, December 20 Period D/E (4/5) Classes 7:50 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. Period F (6) Classes … Read More

Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Information

The State of Illinois has created a new way to fund scholarships for children who choose to attend Catholic schools through the “Invest in Kids Act.” Scholarships offered through this program have the potential to cover up to 100 percent of tuition and eligible charges for next school year at Joliet Catholic Academy.   The Empower … Read More

Spirit Shop Holiday Hours

Open Now – Normal Hours: 7:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday when school is in session Finals Week Dec 18th  –  Monday –   7:15am – 3:00pm Dec 19th  –  Tuesday –    7:15am – 11:30am Dec20th  –  Wednesday 7:15am – 10:30am Dec 21st  –  Thursday      7:15am  –  10:30am Dec 22nd  –  Friday  –    CLOSED UNTIL JANUARY … Read More

JCA announces December Students of the Month

Joliet Catholic Academy President/Principal Dr. Jeffrey Budz is pleased to announce the December Students of the Month: Emma Markun (Kiwanis Club), Alexandra Lange (Rotary Club), Ben Hulbert (Lions Club), and James Folino (Exchange Club). JCA is proud of the success these students have exhibited both in the classroom and out in the community. Emma Markun, … Read More

JCA Christmas Dance tickets available

Tickets are now on sale for the JCA Christmas Dance on December 21, 2017 at the Jacob Henry Mansion from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. JCA Christmas Dance December 21, 2017 Location:: Jacob Henry Mansion Theme : White Christmas Time : 6:30- 9:30 Early in at 6 p.m. Early out at 9 p.m. Tickets cost … Read More

December Parent Pride Newsletter has been posted

The December 2017 edition of JCA’s Parent Pride has been posted online. Catch up on all the upcoming news and events during the 2017-2018 school year. Click Here to view the December 2017 edition of JCA’s Parent Pride. Did we miss something? Please contact JCA Director of Admissions and Communications Ryan Quigley at to submit articles … Read More

JCA announces Class of 2018 Illinois State Scholars

Joliet Catholic Academy is proud to announce that 31 members of the Class of 2018 have been named Illinois State Scholars. The State Scholar Program recognizes students attending approved high schools for outstanding academic achievement. State scholar designation provides honorary recognition with no monetary award. Approximately the top ten percent of graduates from approved high schools … Read More

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