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    KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 22: Action from the women's varsity soccer game between Park Hill South High School and St Teresa's Academy at the St Teresa's Academy on May 22, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Daniel Russell/KCSports.net)

St. Teresa’s Academy (9-12)

St. Teresa’s Academy

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5600 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64113
816-501-0011 Visit School Website

School Leader(s)

Dr. Siabhan May-Washington, President
  • Tuition
  • No space available for 2021-2022
  • NO Transportation provided
  • After-Care only

Quick Facts

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.

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 complete a 27K square foot addition. Added numerous classrooms, Engineering lab, makerspace and improved athletic spaces

School Hours

  • School Hours: 7:50 am - 3:00 pm
  • Before Care Hours Start: No Before Care available.
  • After Care Hours End: 5:00 pm

School Details

  • Year Established: 1866
  • Total Enrollment: 620
  • Affiliation: KCPS-Neighborhood
  • Religious Affiliation: Catholic
  • School Type: Faith-based


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Our Demographics


Receive Special Ed Services


English Language Learners

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Programs and Features

Specialized Programs

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Arts Programs

  • Ceramics
  • Choir
  • Drama + Theater
  • Drawing
  • Film
  • Literature
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Visual Arts

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
  • Speech + Debate
  • Student Government

Family Engagement

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Application Process

Application Details

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

  • Application Open: August 1, 2019
  • Application Close: December 1, 2018

How to Apply

Attend an Informational Evening on our campus:October 8, and 22; November 5; December 3 https://stteresasacademy.org/form/informational-evenings to RSVP online.
Join us for Open House Sunday, October 14, 2018. Discover STA in-depth! Join us for Mass in the Chapel of St. Joseph at 10 a.m. or begin with student-led tours beginning at 11 a.m.
Schedule a Shadow Day. All eighth grade girls are invited to spend a day at STA where they will sit in on classes, meet the faculty, staff, and students.https://stteresasacademy.org/form/schedule-shadow to schedule your shadow day.
Complete the Application for Admission by December 1, 2018. https://stteresasacademy.org/sites/default/files/application_for_admission_2016-17.pdf to download the application form.
Apply for financial aid.Families may apply online at http://www.fairapp.com/ after Dec. 14, 2018
Consider HSPT Prep Classes offered on the STA campus to help your daughter prepare for the exam. Classes will be held on: November 6, 8, 13, 15, 27, and 29. https://stteresasacademy.org/sites/default/files/hspt_test_prep_form_2016-17.pdf to download the registration form or https://forms.diamondmindinc.com/stteresasacademy/hspt?token=1188119532 to register online.
Take the High School Placement Test Teresa’s Academy on January 12, 2019.

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Student Performance

Standardized Test Results


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Why It Matters

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests are scored (or graded) according to four achievement levels: Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. The number shown here is the percentage of students who scored Proficient or Advanced. When comparing scores between years, please remember that the test Missouri gives has changed several times.

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

In 2019, the average English score in Missouri was 48.7%; the average Math score was 41.9%, source

Attendance Rate 90/90


Why It Matters

Schools strive to have at least 90% of their students achieve a 90% attendance rate because kids learn best when they’re in school.

In 2019, 87.3% of Missouri students were in attendance at least 90% of the time, source.

Student Growth

English Language Arts


Why It Matters

This data determines if individual students, compared to their peers, are making achievement gains over time in English Language Arts.

There are three categories possible: Floor (minimum), On Track (doing just fine), and Exceeding (outperforming their peers).



Why It Matters

This data determines if individual students, compared to their peers, are making achievement gains over time in Mathematics.

There are three categories possible: Floor (minimum), On Track (doing just fine), and Exceeding (outperforming their peers).

Student Retention Rate

Dropout Rate

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Why It Matters

The dropout rate helps tell the story of the graduation rate because it takes into account students who take more than four years to graduate or who transferred to other schools.

In 2019, the average dropout rate in Missouri was 1.9%, source.

Graduation Rate

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Why It Matters

The number of students who started at a school in 9th grade and graduate from that particular school four years later.

In 2019, the average graduation rate in Missouri was 89.64%, source.

ACT Scores

ACT Average Score

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ACT Participation Rate

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Why It Matters

The ACT is a standardized test that many students take before applying to college. This is the percentage of graduates who took the ACT and their average score. Students need a score of at least 18 in order to qualify for Missouri A+ Scholarships. Research shows that students who earn a 21 or higher have the best chance of earning grades C or higher in college.

In 2019, Missouri’s average ACT score was 20.6 and the percent of graduates who took the ACT was 76.69%, source

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