A Catholic Girls School in the Benedictine Tradition

School Profile

The Academy

Saint Scholastica Academy (SSA), founded in 1903, is an all-girls, Catholic, college preparatory high school located forty miles north of New Orleans in the town of Covington.

The faculty is composed of 37 secondary teaching professionals with 57% holding masters degrees or higher. Our student population of approximately 470+ consists of highly motivated, well-rounded students from all socioeconomic strata. St. Scholastica Academy is accredited by AdvancEd and the State of Louisiana Department of Education.

Our college preparatory curriculum is required of all students with an accelerated program offered to students meeting the criteria. We offer Honors, Advanced Placement, and Dual Enrollment courses. Presently, SSA employs a rotating block schedule structured with five courses meeting for 75 minutes each day. Math and science courses are paired to ensure connection-making between the two subjects. Meeting for a 75 minute block ensures enough time for in-depth, rigorous, hands-on teaching resulting in increased achievement, comprehension and enjoyment of learning. Additionally, because students earn eight credits per year, they are able to select more electives giving them a stronger educational background with a total of 32 credits in only four years, compared to the typical 28 that most schools offer.

Our demanding curriculum, coupled with individualized instruction resulted in our 2019 graduates earning an average ACT score of 27, which is above the state and national average. Ninety-nine percent of our students matriculate to college.

New at the Academy

SSA has been a one-to-one computer school for over a decade creating ethical and knowledgeable users of technology. The latest accomplishment at the academy is the completion of a $3.25 million eight classroom building including a TV production studio, Mac lab, and science lab.

Every year SSA graduates very impressive young women. We hope that your daughter will join us and become one of our success stories in the future. The following information is based on our 2019 graduates.
Average GPA 3.778
Average ACT 27
College Admission percentage 100%
Honors, Advanced Placement, and Dual Enrollment classes
6 LHSAA Academic All State Composite Team Selections – GPA 4.0
28 LHSAA Academic All State Selections – GPA 3.5 or higher
2 NCAA Division I Athletic Scholarships – Soccer and Gymnastics
6 NCAA Division II Athletic Scholarships – Soccer (3), Cross Country/Track (1), Swim (1), Cheer (1)
Swimming State Champions (8th consecutive year)
Soccer State Champions (2nd consecutive year)
8 SSA Cheerleading UCA All-American
Royalettes State Champions (Pom)
14 UDA Dance All-American
8 Athletes signed with Division 1 or 2 colleges and had a 30 or above ACT
3 District Championships – Cross Country, Volleyball and Soccer
New Orleans Metro Runner Up – Swim
Honors and Awards:
63 (60%) graduated with Honors or High Honors
396 collegiate scholarships offered
$16.3 million in scholarships awarded
University Presidential Scholars (35)
Furman Scholars (17)
United States Presidential Scholar (2)
AP (Advanced Placement) Scholars (31)
AP Scholars with Honor (10)
AP Scholars with Distinction (6)
National Merit Finalist (2)
National Merit Commended (1)
Community Service:
Completion of 3,634 hours of service
If you need additional information or would like to schedule a campus visit, please contact
Lynda Ryan, Director of Admissions at (985) 892-2540, ext. 104 or lryan@ssacad.org
St. Scholastica Academy is a Catholic, all-girls, college-preparatory high school located in Covington, Louisiana. Founded in 1903, SSA perpetuates the Benedictine tradition of balancing prayer, work, study, and community in developing adolescent girls into Christian women grounded in the Gospel values of the Catholic faith.
St. Scholastica Academy is a Catholic girls high school of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. As such it admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities available to students at its schools. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.