A Catholic Girls School in the Benedictine Tradition


  • October

    Advent: Waiting with Mary

    Donna Wallace
    The SSA Dove Ministries invites parents and friends of the SSA community to join us for our Advent Reflection.  Kitty Cleveland will help all to prepare with hope and anticipation for the birth of Christ. 

    There is no cost to attend but registration is required at ssacad.org/adventretreat.
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  • September

    SSA Yearbook wins awards!

    Donna Wallace
    Today, the SSA yearbook staff celebrated with moderator, Mrs. Marcelle Delaune a first-place win for Art and Graphics at the Journalism Education Association's Conference at Loyola University.  The yearbook also won second place for Theme - "Mad about Plaid."  We are so proud of our yearbook team and Mrs. Delaune!
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  • St. Scholastica is building, brewing and all business

    Donna Wallace
    Read Madeleine Bechac's first article as our student journalist HERE!

    Madeleine will publish monthly articles about SSA in the St. Tammany Farmer, which may be found each Wednesday in the Times Picayune-New Orleans Advocate.
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  • August


    Donna Wallace
    Each day the students of the Academy will pray the Angelus before lunch at 11:55 a.m.  We invite you to join us.

    The Angelus is a simple, brief prayer that the Church offers three times a day: morning, midday, and evening.   The prayer’s three parts focus on the Incarnation and honor Mary’s fiat (Let It Be Done).  First, we commemorate God’s profound love and mercy in becoming man to save us (“She conceived by the Holy Spirit”).  Next, we reflect on Mary’s response to God’s invitation—the response we should all have (“Be it done unto me according to your word”).  Last, we remember the constant loving presence of God (“And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us”). Since medieval times, Christians have prayed the Angelus to begin, continue, and end the day with an eternal perspective.

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  • July


    Donna Wallace
    The 2019 Dove Golf Classic planning is underway.  Mark your calendar for Friday, September 20, 2019 and plan to play golf at Tchefuncta Country Club.  Sponsorships and Foursomes are available.  Find the flyer HERE.
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  • May

    Read Dr. Cissy LaForge's Year in Review

    St. Scholastica Academy
    Read Dr. LaForge's Year in Review below.

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  • April

    Gabi Bradford and Meg Mercante Named US Presidential Scholar Candidates

    Cissy LaForge
    Gabi Bradford and Meg Mercante were named two of more than 4,500 candidates in the 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2019. Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 54th year, is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities. A distinguished panel of educators will review these submissions and select 600 semifinalists in April. The Commission on Presidential Scholars, a group of up to 32 eminent citizens appointed by the President, will select the finalists, and the U.S. Department of Education will announce the Scholars in May. Scholars will be invited to Washington, DC, for several days in June to receive the Presidential Scholars Medallion at a recognition ceremony and to participate in events and activities.
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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.