St. Teresa's Academy is committed to the education of young women. We are a Catholic, independent, college preparatory high school, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. The Academy is rooted in Christian values and embraces a diverse student body. We promote excellence in education through a challenging curriculum, personal responsibility and participation in extracurricular activities.
- All students are exposed to a variety of learning activities and assessments to meet the diverse needs of individual learners.
- Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process, using a variety of thinking and reasoning strategies.
- A successful student links new information with existing knowledge in meaningful ways and creates/uses a variety of thinking and reasoning strategies.
The school's college-preparatory curriculum fosters logical, imaginative and independent thinking. The interdisciplinary approach to instruction emphasizes the integration of knowledge. The curriculum encourages problem solving, decision making and aesthetic appreciation-tools for lifelong learning.
The academy's single-sex environment enhances leadership, self-confidence and the development of a positive self-image for women. Contributions of women are emphasized throughout the curriculum. Activities highlight women's issues, healthy lifestyles and community service as integral parts of a St. Teresa's Academy education.
The St. Teresa's Academy community values, and therefore embraces, a culturally, economically, ethnically, and racially diverse student body. Community members bring divergent backgrounds and experiences that help develop the understanding and appreciation of others that are vital in today's global community.
St. Teresa's Academy encourages student participation in a broad spectrum of extracurricular activities. These include the visual and performing arts, clubs, and academic and athletic programs.
Mutual respect, integrity, compassion and justice, values reflective of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, provide the basis for the school community. Belief in these values is expressed through prayer, liturgy and service to others. Through the collaborative effort of the administration, faculty, staff, parents, Board of Directors and alumnae, students learn the relationship between human freedom and personal responsibility which empowers them to contribute positively to their world.