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 city of Covington.

The faculty is composed of 38 secondary teaching professionals with 58% holding masters degrees or higher. Our student population of approximately 500+ consists of highly motivated, well-rounded students from all socioeconomic strata. St. Scholastica Academy is accredited by Cognia.

Our college preparatory curriculum is required of all students with an accelerated program offered to students meeting the criteria. Honors level courses are offered in English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Foreign Language, as well as Advanced Placement courses in English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Fine Arts. Dual enrollment courses are offered to both college-prep and honors students both core and elective coursework through Louisiana State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, Louisiana Tech, and the University of Texas at Austin.

Students complete eight courses per year allowing them to select more electives from SSA's varied and dynamic program of offerings, resulting in a well-rounded educational background with a total of 32 credits for grades 9-12 (a four-year program of studies) or 36 credit for grades 8-12 (a five-year program of studies).  Additionally, SSA follows a rotating schedule in which five classes meet per day each for a 75-minute block of time allowing for an in-depth hands-on teaching experience that educators have determined often results not only in increased student achievement, but also greater retention of learning material.

Our demanding curriculum, coupled with individualized instruction resulted in our 2020 graduates earning an average ACT score of 25.4, which is above the state and national average. Ninety-nine percent of our students matriculate to college.
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, in 2019,  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. The following information is based on our 2020 graduates.
Average GPA 3.7
Average ACT 25.4
College Admission percentage of 100%
Honors, Advanced Placement, and Dual Enrollment classes
25 LHSAA Academic All State Selections – GPA 3.5 or higher
3 NCAA Division I Athletic Scholarships – Soccer, Swim, Beach Volleyball
3 NCAA Division II Athletic Scholarships – Soccer (3)
Swimming State Champions (9th consecutive year) N.O. Metro Runner Up
SSA Cheer Regional Champions and UCA 5th in Nationals
4  UCA Cheer All-Americans
Royalettes UDA 4th Place in Game Day Routine
Royalettes State Champions (Kick and Pom)
4 UDA Dance All-American
Cross Country Metro and District Champions
10 All-Metro Selections, 23 All-District Selections, 12 All-State Selections

Honors and Awards:
32 (51%) graduated with Honors or High Honors
240 collegiate scholarships offered
$8.7 million in scholarships awarded
University Presidential Scholars (20)
Furman Scholars (8)
High Point Junior Scholars (7)
AP (Advanced Placement) Scholars (5)
AP Scholars with Honor (3)
AP Scholars with Distinction (4)
National Merit Finalist (1)
Community Service:
The Class of 2020 completed of 3,095 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
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.