The bell rang on November 15, 2008 to announce the dedication of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Chapel, the return of a true chapel to the SSA campus after 40 years.
SSA is proud of its past and embraces the present, continually striving to fulfill the four pillars of the Benedictine tradition of prayer, work, study, and community. Each student continues the legacy that challenges her to always take time for each other, look for the best, and build for tomorrow.
Recognized as a national Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education and accredited by AdvancEd, SSA has an enrollment of approximately 470 young women and an average class size of 22, which allows for each student to be known by name and to have a strong voice in the classroom.
SSA is a leader in technology for educational purposes. SSA offers a one-to-one computing program utilizing the Google Suite for collaborative and creative learning. Our digital arts program and TV production studio provides real world experience with industry grade film and graphic design software. These experiences give our students every advantage in college acceptance and professional performance.
In addition to maintaining strong academics, SSA students are required to complete community service hours encompassing involvement, action and reflection of their Catholic beliefs as applied to everyday life. The all-girls environment allows for the development of individual initiative and leadership. The guidance department counsels students on academics, careers and the college application process. SSA students consistently outscore the state and national averages on standardized tests.
SSA’s extracurricular and sports programs form an essential part of school life. The choir and play productions are a vital part of the Academy. Students can choose from 35 activities and 15 team sports. As a member of the LHSAA, the Doves have earned multiple District and State Championships in most sports offered. Our ten-acre athletic complex houses an all-weather track, softball field, and soccer fields.
SSA’s vision is part of its spirit – that the quality of life in our society becomes greatly improved when young women are educated to succeed, stand confident, and lead Christian lives of service and responsibility.