Girls' schools offer enormous value to their students, value that is not easily replicated in other school settings. At girls' schools every class leader is a girl. All the speakers, actors, writers, singers, athletes, and leaders at girls' schools are girls. - The National Coalition of Girls Schools
SSA regards co-curricular and extracurricular activities as an integral part of the total educational program. Character development in perserverance, time management, organization, leadership, and grit are developed through extracurriculuar programs.  In addition to such related learning activities as retreat programs, field trips, activity periods, and assemblies, there are 26 organizations available to the SSA student.

Each organization elects officers to serve in leadership roles. These leaders are expected to exceed the minimum requirements of membership in the organization. 

Along with a strong academic performance, employers and college admissions officers are placing increasing emphasis on the student’s co-curricular activities. All SSA students are encouraged to participate in the extracurricular offerings at the Academy. 
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.