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 40 secondary teaching professionals with 46% holding masters degrees or higher. Our student population of approximately 510 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 2016 graduates earning an average ACT score of 25, 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 a completely renovated STEM building that includes writeable walls and movable furniture thereby encouraging further collaboration of learning between students.  

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 2018 graduates. *denotes previous year's information.
Average GPA 3.8
Average ACT 25*
College Admission percentage 100%
Honors, Advanced Placement, and Dual Enrollment classes
WWL-TV A+ Athlete
Gatorade Soccer Player of the Year
38 LHSAA All-Academic Honors Athletes
5 Composite All-Academic Honors Athletes
NCAA Division I Track and Field; Full Athletic Scholarship
NJCAA Division I Volleyball, Athletic Scholarship (2)
NJCAA Division II Softball, Athletic Scholarship
Swimming State Champions (7th consecutive year)
Soccer State Champions
SSA Cheerleading State Champions (2nd consecutive year)
Royalettes State Champions (9th consecutive year)
Cross Country, Soccer, Track, Tennis & Volleyball District Champs
Honors and Awards:
88 graduated with Honors or High Honors
266 collegiate scholarships offered
$10.6 million in scholarship awards
Stamps Leadership Scholars (2)
Furman Scholars (3)
Washington University Danforth Scholar
National Merit Commended Students (5)
National Merit Finalist (1)
National Hispanic Recognition Scholars (2)
Coca-Cola Scholar
AP (Advanced Placement) Scholars (15)
AP Scholars with Honor (9)
AP Scholars with Distinction (8)
LAEA (Louisiana Art Educators Association) overall winner
Community Service:
Completion of 5,397 hours of service
President’s Volunteer Service Award
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.