Could the Benedictine Sisters have envisioned, over
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
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.
is ultimately responsible for the entire school program and campus
facilities and the administrative team is responsible for the
implementation of the school's program, including religious education.
The St. Scholastica Academy School Board advises the Principal in various school matters including implementation of school policies, goals and objectives.
The Administrative Team,
composed of the Principal, Dean of Academics, Dean of Students,
Director of Guidance, and Director of Finance functions in a
collaborative, collegial manner using shared decision processes to
develop policies and procedures.