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.

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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

  • Ryan Quigley, 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.
  • 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.
  • 34 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.

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