Students graduating from Joliet Catholic Academy make a mark on their world through leadership, achievement and service – skills learned as part of the JCA experience. Joliet Catholic Academy’s ability to prepare young men and women who are critical thinkers, who understand t he importance of human dignity and empathy, who respect themselves and other. and who live their faith thought action, depends on the support of many – faculty and staff, parents and grandparents (past and present), alum, friends, businesses and organizations – giving their time, talents, and resources.

JCA students are making a positive impact on our JCA community during these challenging times. Angels and Hilltoppers know and care for one another, and they share the Carmelite and Franciscan values of prayer, community and service. Some are riding out these times in relative comfort while others are suffering greatly. This is their moment to be strong for one another; to show the best of who they are.


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Stay tuned to the happenings of Joliet Catholic Academy by visiting our social media platforms and following the Angels and Hilltoppers from near or far. JCA students have been hard at work at home during the COVID-19 shutdown, and JCA social media channels are a great way to follow along. Guests are encouraged to interact with our channels in order to acquire knowledge, exchange information and to share ideas.

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Ready to take the first step toward becoming a Joliet Catholic Academy student? We encourage prospective students seeking admission for the 2022-23 school year to complete a formal application and submit their student records as soon as possible.

CLICK HERE to Apply Online (available January 2023)

Come see for yourself what JCA is all about. Contact JCA’s Admissions Office for more information, fill out the request for admissions information for below, apply online today for incoming freshman or transfer admission. Prospective students can visit JCA on select Friday’s for a Shadow Visit. Parents can contact the Admissions Team below to schedule Private Tours Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. when school is in session.

Admissions Office Staff

  • Jared Voss, Director of Admissions 815.741.0500, ext. 214
  • Mary Ragusa, Assistant Director of Admissions 815.741.0500, ext. 274

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Why JCA?

  • “Inspiring Growth in Knowledge and Faith” since 1869, the Joliet Catholic Academy family creates an environment that cultivates opportunities for academic excellence, meaningful service, Christian respect, and Catholic values in the traditions of the Carmelites and Franciscans.
  • Three distinct College Prep Levels of Curriculum to meet the varying needs of each type of learner in your family.
  • Cutting edge technology in the classroom: Microsoft Showcase School Incubator Program member. Opened the Warning Family Innovation Research Center in 2021.
  • 35 State/National Championships; 24 offered varsity sports. State trophies in Football (State Champions), Wrestling (State Champions), Baseball (State Champions), Volleyball, Dance, Softball, and Girls Soccer in the last calendar year alone!
  • Fall Play, Spring Musical, One-Act Plays, Band, and English Handbells offerings; 93% of students participate in extra-curricular activities.
  • Christian Service volunteer opportunities, a robust retreat program for all students including Kairos, and opportunities to receive the Sacraments.
  • Leveraged Financial Aid and Empower Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship programs to make Catholic Education affordable for all.
  • An investment in your child’s future: the Class of 2022 earned over $18.2 million in college academic, athletic, and leadership scholarships.

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