Admissions Events

JCA offers several events for junior high students to get acquainted with the family atmosphere at our school. We offer the following:

7th and 8th Grade Shadow Days
Fridays, September through April – 7:50 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.
Register online HERE.

Fall Junior High Night (Joliet Memorial Stadium)
*Junior High students and youth travel football organizations are invited. Band, Cheer, and Dance Summer Campers will perform.
Friday, September 14, 2018; 7:00 p.m. Kickoff vs. Carmel

8th Grade Volleyball Tournament
Saturday, September 15, 2018; JCA Student Activity Center

Girls Volleyball Junior High Night
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
6:00 p.m. vs. Marian Catholic High School

Homecoming Parade/Football Game
Friday, September 28, 2018
5:00 p.m. Parade; 7:30 p.m. Kickoff vs. Benet Academy

8th Grade Boys Basketball Tournament
Sunday, November 11, 2018

Open House

Sunday, October 28, 2018
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Full Guided Tours and Presentations

Thursday, November 8, 2018 “Competitive Advantage Night”
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
No Guided Tours; Presentations Only

Pre-Exam Workshop
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Placement Exam
Saturday, December 1, 2018
8:00 a.m.

Incoming Freshman JCA Leveraged Financial Aid Application Deadline
January 1, 2018
* Financial Aid deadlines will differ for JCA, the Catholic Education Foundation, and Empower Illinois.

Boys Basketball Junior High Night
Friday, December 21, 2018
7 p.m. vs. Ottawa Marquette

Girls Basketball Junior High Night
Thursday, January 31, 2019
7 p.m. vs. Morton

7th Grade Step Up Day
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Class of 2023 Celebration and Registration Night

The complete JCA 2018-2019 Events Online Calendar can be found at

Questions? Contact the JCA Admissions Staff:

Admissions Office Staff

  • Ryan Quigley, Director of Admissions and Communications 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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