Kansas City’s premier college-preparatory academy

Your journey starts here – at a premier private school with one purpose: to educate and empower you to change the world!

St. Teresa’s Academy is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ) and accredited by Cognia (formerly North Central Association/AdvancED).

At STA, you’ll experience small class sizes and highly educated instructors – where more than 80% of faculty have advanced degrees. Outstanding academics, innovative learning and immersive travel experiences, STEM/STEAM certification, state-of-the-art educational spaces and tools, and many other unique opportunities mean you will receive an educational experience found only at STA.

We seek and encourage a diverse student community and admit students without regard to race, color, or national or ethnic origin.

STA, Kansas City’s oldest school, has been accredited since 1923.

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Now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Eighth-grade girls can spend the day with a current student to sit in on classes, meet faculty and students, and learn why 600 girls like you choose to call STA home.

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Sixth- and seventh-grade girls and parents are invited to learn more at an STA Informational Evening. and learn why STA is the place for you. Fall 2023 dates: October 26 and November 14.


Enjoy everything STA has to offer! Schedule a campus tour, attend a STEAM Day, or cheer on the Stars at an upcoming basketball game.

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Tuition at STA for the 2023-2024 school year is $15,360.* The Academy offers a variety of scholarships – merit- and need-based – as well as financial aid. Learn more about scholarships and financial aid.

*Additional registration, technology and optional activities fees apply.

STA’s holistic admissions process includes an online application, review of middle school grades, teacher recommendations and student essays, as well as a family meeting with a representative of STA’s admissions team. An entrance exam is required for admittance. Two dates are available – November 4 & December 9. Learn more about the admissions and application process and register for an entrance exam.

Priority deadline to apply is December 1, 2023.

*STA will request grades and teacher recommendations on the applicant’s behalf.

Kathleen (McManus, ’92) Couchonnal, MSW
Director of Recruitment and Enrollment


Kristen Walker (’02)
Recruitment & Enrollment Assistant

Benefits of all-female environment

Students feel challenged to reach their academic potential

6X more likely to consider studies in STEM

2/3 expect to earn an advanced degree

80% hold leadership positions during their career