Head of School Welcome

St. Joan Antida High School is a place where girls become young women filled with an understanding of who they are called to be by God and the strength to pursue their dreams without limitations…

For more than 60 years, St. Joan Antida High School has offered a safe space for young women to compete and excel academically, thrive artistically, and grow in faith so that they will be able to “lead and serve in a global society.” We dream for our girls before they know how to dream for themselves; we push our girls so that they will have futures determined by their own hard work and determination.

A St. Joan Antida woman is powerful, passionate, and driven by her own potential. She is welcomed by a sisterhood of current students and alumnae who will support and nurture her throughout her high school career and beyond. An educational experience without limits is the right of all young women who enter our doors; supported by her sisters, the world is a place of limitless possibility.

St. Joan Antida High School is an all-girl Catholic school sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of St. Joan Antida (SCSJA). With sisters in more than 27 countries, their commitment to the empowerment of young women is a global effort that is rooted in the life’s work of our patroness, Jeanne Antide Thouret (St. Joan Antida). Educating young women is the key to changing the trajectory of lives in families and communities throughout the world.

St. Joan Antida High School is a college preparatory International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Through rigorous academic achievement, students are able to leave high school with up to 24 credits toward their college degrees. All coursework promotes an understanding of other cultures and world views through a rich internationally minded framework for learning. Students discover their own calling through service and creative projects and discover critical thinking strategies through reflection and course work in Theory of Knowledge. Students explore how they know what they know.

Additionally, St. Joan Antida High School offers the only bridge to college program in Engineering for young women in this community. Through a partnership with the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and course work in the IB Career-related program in Engineering, young women interested in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) related career can earn acceptance to MSOE and deeply reduced college tuition.

Whether it is in the classroom, participating in a sport, or in an extra-curricular program like the Robochix robotics team, each experience is rooted in belief in the potential of every young woman. Each opportunity is designed to explore possibility and spark curiosity. Every young woman is seen as an individual whose potential is just beginning.

Deus Solus means God Alone. At St. Joan Antida High School, building a relationship with God through our Catholic values, worship, and theology, students understand that all things are possible through God. They understand that they are gifts from God and that they are uniquely valued and loved for who they are now and who they are yet to become. This is who we are as a community; it’s who we are called to be as members of the faithful.

Peace and Blessings,

Paul T. Gessner,

Head of School

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