St. Teresa’s Academy

Faith-based • 9-12

Our Mission

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.

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NO Transportation provided
No Before or After Care Available

Points of Pride

All-girls college preparatory environment: girls take leadership roles to grow in confidence and self esteem
Students use a Surface Pro 4 on our wireless 20 acre campus.
Just completed a 27K square foot addition. Added numerous classrooms, Engineering lab, makerspace and improved athletic spaces

St. Teresa’s Academy

5600 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64113
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Director of Recruitment & Enrollment: Kathleen Couchonnal
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School Details

Year Established: 1866
Total Enrollment: 620
School Type: Faith-based
School Hours: 7:50 am - 3:00 pm


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Feeder Schools

Receive Special Ed Services
English Language Learners

Specialized Programs

  • Advanced Placement
  • College Prep


  • Ceramics
  • Choir
  • Drawing
  • Film
  • Literature
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Visual Arts
  • Vocal Music

Sports Programs

  • Basketball (Girls)
  • Cross Country (Girls)
  • Diving (Girls)
  • Lacrosse (Girls)
  • Soccer (Girls)
  • Swimming (Girls)
  • Tennis (Girls)
  • Track and Field (Girls)
  • Volleyball (Girls)

Clubs & Activities

  • Asian Culture Club
  • Book Club
  • Coding
  • Culinary Arts
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Future Business Leaders
  • Journalism/Newspaper
  • Math Team
  • National Honor Society
  • Peer Counseling
  • Robotics
  • SADD
  • Science Olympiad
  • Student Government

Social Services

  • College Advising

Family Engagement

  • Parent Education Programs
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences

Application Details

Although many schools have application deadlines, most continue to accept applications for available seats on an ongoing basis.

Application Open: August 1, 2023
Application Close: December 1, 2023

How to Apply

The holistic admissions process at St. Teresa’s Academy includes an online application, review of middle school grades, teacher recommendations and student essays, and an optional family meeting with a representative of STA’s Admissions Department. An entrance exam is required for admittance.

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Enrollment Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Birth Certificate
  • Current Immunization Record or Religious Exemption Statement
  • Most recent report card/transcript (not required for kindergarten applicants)

Public schools also require:

  • Proof of Address (also called “Proof of Residency”)
  • Parent or guardian photo ID

Please note that private schools are not required to participate in these exams.