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Empowering young women for more than 60 years!

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Founded in 1954, St. Joan Antida High School (SJA) is an all-girl Catholic high school sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of St. Joan Antida that stands out among educational institutions in Wisconsin. Located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, SJA serves a culturally and economically diverse student population, shaping and challenging the minds of today's young women.

From its founding, the St. Joan Antida High School Sisters, Faculty and Staff have combined care, discipline and academic challenge to nurture each young woman's giftedness with college preparatory curricula. As Milwaukee’s newest International Baccalaureate World School (IB), SJA is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty by providing a competitive education to its students in offering an educational model that is oriented toward academic quality, a culture of excellence, and student-centered learning.

We invite you to explore the history of St. Joan Antida High School, our mission and the greatest examples of our work - our graduates.

Learn more about what makes a SJA education unique in the video below.

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Alumna's Life Comes Full Circle

The oldest of seven children, Christine Weidner '68 was born and raised on Milwaukee's north side. Her father owned and operated Emery's bike shop, which is successfully in operation to this day. However, with seven children at home, money was always tight. In order to attend St. Joan Antida High School (SJA), Weidner had to work in order to pay for her own tuition, book fees and uniforms.

Read more about Alumnae Spotlight: Christine Weidner, '68

SJA is proud to announce that junior Daijahnay Canady has been named the Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year for the state of Wisconsin, the highest honor given to Boys & Girls Club members. Canady competed against thousands of other teens in Wisconsin to earn this honor. A survivor of sexual assault, Canady shares her journey of acceptance and self-discovery.

Read more about SJA Student Named Wisconsin's "Youth of the Year!"

Can't attend this year's Auction but want to help? You can support our students by donating to SJA's 2018 Wish Tree. Donation options include much needed school items such as the following:

  • Classroom sets (15 books) of "The Great Gatsby" ($175 each set)
  • ACT Prep materials for one student ($100 each)
  • IB Environmental Science Textbooks ($75 each)
  • RoboChix Robotics Program field and robot supplies ($500)
Read more about Help Grant a Wish For our Students!