Admissions

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.

Schedule a Virtual Tour

Explore Joliet Catholic Academy from the comfort of your own home by scheduling a Virtual Tour with a member of the JCA admissions team as your guide. Visitors will journey through the academic, athletic, social, and spiritual sights that have welcomed generations of Angels and Hilltoppers, as well as receive an insider’s look at the future of the Joliet Catholic Academy campus with the upcoming addition of the state-of-the-art Innovation Research Center.

Schedule a virtual tour.

phoneSchedule a Phone Call

Families that would like to schedule a one-on-one phone conversation with a member of our admissions team can do so by completing the request for admission information form below. Our staff members are available to speak Monday through Friday, during standard business hours, or by appointment and will contact you back via phone within 24 hours.

 

videoSchedule a Virtual Meeting

Families that prefer a more personal conversation might consider a virtual face-to-face meeting with a member of our admissions staff using Zoom or Google Meet, both interactive, web-based video conferencing software. Our team is available to meet Monday through Friday, or by appointment.

Schedule a virtual meeting.

emailSend us an Email

No time for a phone call or video conference? The Joliet Catholic Academy admissions department can also be reached using email, and we encourage prospective families to contact our team with questions, or simply to gather more information about our nationally recognized institution.

Contact our admissions team at admissions@jca-online.org

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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.

Connect through social media.

Join the Joliet Catholic Academy Community

Ready to take the first step toward becoming a Joliet Catholic Academy student? We encourage prospective students seeking admission for the 2020-21 school year to complete a formal application and submit their student records as soon as possible.

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. All in-person campus visits are currently suspended due to the COVID-19 shutdown. 

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Request Admissions Information

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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

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.

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