A Catholic Girls School in the Benedictine Tradition

Our Mission

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.

Philosophy

St. Scholastica Academy provides a challenging program for young women in a Christian environment. Committed to the education of young women, the school fosters the development of leadership, self-confidence, motivation, service to others and academic achievement. As a college-preparatory school, SSA consciously strives to provide an atmosphere for intellectual growth in which students are given opportunities to become independent, critical thinkers, capable of contributing to society today and in the future.

As a Catholic school, SSA teaches the basic truths of the Catholic faith and fosters the student’s moral development based on Gospel values. The faculty, staff and student body together create a Christ-centered community of mutual respect, empathy and care.

St. Scholastica Academy sees itself as having a responsibility to the community at large. Educated to an awareness of the needs of others, students are actively encouraged to respond generously as responsible members of the community.
Grounded in tradition, the school maintains an openness to embracing new responses to the challenges of an ever-changing society in which women have a unique and major role.
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.