St. Joseph Academy's sponsoring organization, the Felician Sisters, has been a champion of compassionate care in the Milwaukee Community since 1907. The Sisters began serving Milwaukee by raising $100,000 to build the St. Joseph Orphan Asylum. In 1908, the orphanage opened up and began serving the children of Milwaukee. The Felician Sisters received a license to operate as a child day care facility for children 3 to 12 years old in 1967, which was called the South Day Care Center of St. Joseph. In 1999, the Center moved to our current location, 16th St. and Oklahoma Ave and began accepting infants and toddlers and changed the name to Child Development Center of St. Joseph (CDCSJ).
Over 100 years later, St. Joseph Academy is still sponsored by the Felician Sisters, and our services and facilities have grown immensely to meet the changing needs of our families. Since 2009, when the CDCSJ added a K4 classroom, we have grown into a full elementary and middle school, while still serving as a childcare facility.
Today, we provide care and education for children from the age of six weeks through middle school, and will complete our fully staffed K-8th middle school in the 2018-2019 school year. Now, as always, we are in tune with and responsive to the needs of our community, and we are honored to be your community partner in providing compassionate and exceptional care for your children.
St. Joseph Academy (SJA) is accredited by the AdvancEd/North Central Accreditation, one of the country’s leading accreditation bodies as well as WRISA (Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Accreditation). SJA is proud to be authorized as a Milwaukee Parental Choice school (elementary school program) and Wisconsin Parental Choice school through the Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin.
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• Rated through the State of Wisconsin’s YoungStar program
• Accredited through the National Accreditation Commission (NAC) for Early Childhood Education.
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St. Joseph Academy is a community-based organization, committed to serving the students and families of our neighborhood. We recognize that many of our families need support and assistance and are happy to offer both if needed.
ST. JOSEPH ACADEMY | 1б00 W. Oklahoma Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53215 | 414.645.5337