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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) prepares and empowers young women to lead and serve in a global society. As Wisconsin’s only all-girl International Baccalaureate World School (IB), SJA provides a student-centered, college-preparatory education to young women in grades 9-12. Located in downtown Milwaukee and sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of St. Joan Antida, SJA offers a Catholic, values-based approach with an educational model focused on academic quality, personalized attention, and leadership development.

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

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SJA News

St. Joan Antida High School (SJA) is thrilled to welcome Rebecca "Becca" Surges as the newest addition to our Leadership Team. Becca is a seasoned leader with a passion for all-women and all-girl education.

For the past 10 years, Becca has held various positions at institutions, including St. Joan Antida High School (as a past-Director of Admissions and Marketing), Alverno College, and most-recently Mount Mary University. Becca is a proud graduate of Alverno College where she earned a bachelor's degree in Professional Communication and a master's degree in Organizational Development. Becca truly appreciates and understands the value of an all-female education.

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St. Joan Antida (SJA) High School, Milwaukee's only all-girl International Baccalaureate World School (IB), has named Marikris Coryell as President. Coryell was selected by the school's Presidential Search Committee, and approved by the Sisters of Charity of St. Joan Antida. Coryell was chosen from a pool of five finalists resulting from a three-month search process following Paul Gessner's departure as Head of School for a position out of state. She brings more than 30 years of experience in business, operations and entrepreneurism, along with extensive non-profit and education service, to the position. Coryell will officially assume her duties on Sept. 4.

"Marikris Coryell's extensive experience and entrepreneurial spirit, along with a proven passion for values-based education, will help ensure our students are prepared to lead and serve," said Sister Theresa Rozga, Provincial for the Sisters of Charity of St. Joan Antida. "Her ability to influence organizational growth and personal development reflects the spirit of our foundress who inspired young women to go out and change the world."

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The St. Joan Antida High School Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Phelan as the newest member of the Board with a three-year term which began in August.

The Board also elected new officers who will each serve a two-year term:

  • David Roettgers, Board Chair
  • Dr. Jennifer Maney, Vice Chair
  • Tricia Knight, Treasurer
  • Jerry Murphy, Secretary
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