SJA Quick Facts

SJA is an International Baccalaureate World School

International BaccalaureateSJA is the first all-girl high school in Wisconsin to offer the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP).

  • Adopting the IB for all approach, we expose all SJA students to a rigorous and internationally-standardized curriculum and ensure our students will be prepared for college and world citizenship.
  • The IB program provides a rigorous education across six Common Core areas of study: English literature, Spanish language, individuals and society, experimental sciences, mathematics, and the arts.
  • The 2015-16 school year marked the first year of full implementation of IB at SJA, with students enrolled in both the Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP).


Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Focus

STEM classroomOur goal is to become the “go-to” school for young women in Southeastern Wisconsin who are interested in STEM-related careers.

  • SJA has been partners with Project Lead the Way since 2006 and now offers five engineering courses.
  • All incoming freshwomen are required to take an Introduction to Engineering course.


SJA Demographics and Statistics

SJA studentsFor more than 65 years, SJA has provided an intensive college-preparatory education to economically disadvantaged young women from Milwaukee’s poorest neighborhoods.

  • In 2018-2019, more than 98% of our student body fell at or below the poverty line. We believe education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty in our city.
  • 58% of graduates live and work in Milwaukee.
  • SJA provides more than $7,500 in tuition discounts per year for every student to fill the gap between Choice/tuition dollars and the actual cost of educating a student.


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