St. Teresa’s Academy educates young women to think critically, encourages them through Catholic values to love the dear neighbor without distinction, and empowers them to change the world.

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Diversity has been a key component of the STA philosophy since our founding in 1866. STA values and embraces a racially, culturally, ethnically, geographically and economically diverse student body and school community.

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STA provides a premier college preparatory education. The all-female student body and college-like campus give young women an environment in which to thrive and succeed, and be prepared to change the world.

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STA Highlights

11:1 student:teacher ratio

80% of faculty have advanced degrees

20-acre campus in South Plaza

Students live in 77 zip codes




STA academic leaders Kelly Finn, MEd (right, Director of Experiential Learning) and Mandi Sonnenberg, EdD (left, Director of STEAM Projects and Education) presented "Externship: Experiential Learning Pathways to Careers for Young Women" at the Global Forum on Girls' Education in Boston. The conference is presented by the International Coalition of Girls' Schools, a leading advocate for girls' schools focused on elevating women's leadership through education and empowerment. @girlsschools

This week, President May-Washington met and prayed with Bishop Johnston of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph as he provided a blessing for her leadership and the Academy for the upcoming school year.

Have a grateful heart. #MaximMonday

Know who you are. #MaximMonday

Juneteenth (June 19) commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. It was on this day in 1865 that the last state with enslaved people learned they were finally free. Let us use this day to reflect on the continued work towards equality we must do. #Lovethedearneighbor