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Welcome to Saint Joseph Academy, and thank you for visiting our website.

Saint Joseph Academy is an outstanding school serving the lower Rio Grande Valley that educates its students to grow into SAINTS and SCHOLARS whose hearts are filled with compassion and empathy for others. Founded in 1865 in the traditions of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate and later in 1906, the Marist Brothers. SJA has become known in the Rio Grande Valley as the premier college preparatory school that prepares the future leaders of our community and beyond.

Saint Joseph Academy is an enriching and supportive community that helps young men and women to identify strengths, learn and grow. We instill Catholic values and inspire our graduates to become lifelong learners.

We realize that the middle and high school years are the most valuable and formative time in the lives of young people. It’s a time when students conceptualize their identities and define how they view the world.

The SJA community is full of wonderful role models, women and men, who ask every student to walk with them on a journey and seek truth in all things. Be it in conversations in our classrooms, finding inspiration in our art room, developing camaraderie through our athletic program, or walking with those in our society often perceived as least, last, or lost, our students are taught to live authentic lives and develop passions that will impact the world. The conversations that begin here in Brownsville extend beyond 101 St. Joseph Drive into a world of thoughts and ideas that expand students' horizons.

In keeping with the Marist brothers tradition, we will provide our young men and women with a value-centered education and a healthy setting where they will grow and become positive contributors to SJA and the world around them.

I would invite you to learn more about our great school and the impact that it has made on generations of men and women. Our website provides you with many ways to learn about our admissions process, faculty, staff and students, and the rich, supportive community that exists here.


Mr. Michael Motyl

State of the School Address