Could the Benedictine Sisters have envisioned, 100 years later, that SSA would: Offer the best secondary education on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain for young women? Employ such a distinguished faculty? Proudly display 71 years of State accreditation as a senior high school and thirteen years of accreditation by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools? Earn the U.S. Department of Education's top honor as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence? Adopt and implement the innovative 4x4-block schedule that increases curriculum offerings? Reign as the first school on the Northshore to install the first fiber-optic network and ISDN server to allow Internet access in every classroom?
St. Scholastica Academy is owned by the Archdiocese of New Orleans and is governed by the Archbishop of New Orleans. As a Catholic school, SSA is part of the educational ministry of the Church and, as such, does not have a separate legal identity. The Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Schools, headed by the Superintendent of Catholic Schools, monitors the religious and academic programs of the school to ensure that they comply with Archdiocesan and State policies.
SSA 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.
The President is ultimately responsible for the entire school program and campus facilities; the principal and administrative team are responsible for the implementation of the school's program, including religious education.
The School Board of St. Scholastica Academy advises the President and Principal in various school matters including implementation of school policies, goals and objectives.
The Administrative Team, composed of the President, Principal, Dean of Academics, Dean of Students, Director of Guidance, Advancement Director, and Business Manager functions in a collaborative, collegial manner using shared decision processes to develop policies and procedures.