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.
  • The Class of 2019 earned over $18 million in college scholarships, averaging over $75,000 per student through four years of college.
  • The mean ACT score was 29.6 for Honors Program students and 26.3 for the top 50% of the Class of 2019, well above Illinois’ public school state average ACT of 21.2 from 2017.
  • Angels and Hilltoppers can earn Advanced Placement and Junior College credits while attending JCA. 70% of the Class of 2019 scored a “3” or higher on A.P. Examinations earning college credit, well above the state and local public school averages (65.6% and 37.6%) from 2017.
  • 100% of 2019 graduates accepted into college, 99% pursuing higher education.
  • 32 State or National Championships in Athletics; 24 varsity sports offered: 62 former/current professional athletes; 65 student-athletes currently competing in college athletics.
  • 93% of students participate in extra-curricular activities; 40+ clubs and after-school programs offered.
  • The Class of 2019 completed over 15,000 hours of community service; weekly/monthly Masses and Retreat programs also offered.

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, or schedule a visit at 815.741.0500 or The 2020 Joliet Catholic Academy Summer Camps are also now available online. Families can register and pay online at, or download the flyer and register through the mail. This year JCA is offering over 20 different camps in athletics and academics/activities. Participants will get to see JCA’s remarkable facilities up close under the guidance of JCA’s award winning faculty and experienced coaching staff.

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Admissions Office Staff

  • Ryan Quigley, Director of Admissions 815.741.0500, ext. 214
  • Mary Ragusa, Assistant Director of Admissions 815.741.0500, ext. 274
  • Joe Gura, Assistant Director of Admissions 815.741.0500, ext. 284


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