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Safe Environment Training

Joliet Catholic Academy will be conducting the mandated v for juniors and seniors on September 21 and September 22.  Juniors and seniors will be using a program that was developed by the Diocese of Orange (California) called Breaking the Silence.  In this video experts and teenagers sit down to discuss some of the myths surrounding abuse … Read More

Homecoming 2015 Activities and Dress Themes

Sunday, Sept. 20 Senior Class Cook-out (4pm) Monday, Sept. 21 Dress Theme: Mismatch vs. Spacesuit Homecoming Activity: Fall Sports/Homecoming Kick-Off Assembly (2:20pm) Athletic Event: Pack the Field – Hillmen Soccer vs. Providence (4:30pm) Tuesday, Sept. 22 Dress Theme: Cubs vs. Sox Athletic Event: Support the Cross Country Team (Away meet) Wednesday, Sept. 23 Dress Theme: … Read More

Theology position available

Joliet Catholic Academy, a college preparatory high school co-sponsored by the Franciscans and Carmelites is seeking a full time Theology teacher for the 2015-2016 school year. Teacher will be responsible for teaching varying levels of Theology. Please send a cover letter and resume to Last day to submit applications is July 10, 2015. Requirements: … Read More

Quigley Joins Girls Basketball Coaching Staff

Joliet Catholic Academy athletic director Dan Sharp, and girls assistant athletic director Tina Kinsella are pleased to announce that Ryan Quigley (’03) has officially joined the staff of the girls basketball program at JCA. Quigley will assist with the lower levels of the program. Quigley brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position, … Read More

Simpson continues to help others

Jocelyn Simpson, a 2010 graduate of Joliet Catholic Academy, laced up her first pair of ice skates at the age of five. Although, she initially started as a figure skater, she quickly made the move to ice hockey after watching her brothers play. She loves the competitiveness and full contact of the sport. “I fell … Read More

The JCA Difference

Joliet Catholic Academy is unlike any other school. It is a college preparatory high school that is sponsored by both the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate and the Carmelites of the Most Pure Heart of Mary. This gives students the unique advantage of developing physically, mentally and spiritually in the traditions of both … Read More

Janitor/Groundskeeper position available

JCA is currently looking to fill a full-time janitorial position. Interested individuals should send a resume to Vice Principal, Bill Pender, at, drop off a resume at the school,  or fill out an application in the school’s Main Office. For more information or questions, please contact Vice Principal Bill Pender at or 815.741.0500, ext. … Read More

JCA…A Tradition of Service

My experience at St. Francis has made me the person I am today,” said Sue Naiden ’90. “I learned to pass kindness forward.” Whether a graduate of St. Francis, De La Salle, Joliet Catholic, or Joliet Catholic Academy, this is a sentiment shared by alumni around the world. At JCA, students are required to complete … Read More

Alumni Spotlight – Mary Kohler ’70

In September 2005, Mary Kohler, a 1970 graduate of St. Francis Academy, did something she would never have thought was possible when she was in high school. At the age of 53, Kohler was the first civilian protocol officer deployed to Iraq at the start of what would become America’s longest war. She spent six … Read More

Jennifer Szynal of the Fine Arts Department

“Don’t underestimate the importance music and theatre can have on your life.” That’s the message Joliet Catholic Academy’s band and theatre teacher, Ms. Jennifer Szynal, shares with everyone she meets. “The performing arts help students develop mentally, physically and socially. While many of my students will not perform after high school, what they learn through … Read More

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