Saint Joseph Academy, Adrian MI

1896-2012 St. Joseph Academy was a Catholic school sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters in Adrian, MI. Over its 115 years of education, it had many configurations, including girls' boarding school, high school, elementary & middle school, as well as being the first home to the Montessori preprimary and toddler programs.

Operating as usual

Photos from Saint Joseph Academy, Adrian MI's post 12/12/2014

Sister Leonor Esnard is searching for former students who made up the first Montessori preprimary class at St. Joseph Academy in Adrian, Michigan in 1971-72. These students would have been ages 3-4 at the time in the class taught by Sister Leonor and Sister Anthonita Porta. Sister Leonor would love to find out how they are doing and perhaps plan a reunion. If you know how to get in touch with any of these people, please contact ADMTEI (Adrian Dominican Montessori Teacher Education Institute) or email Sister Leonor directly at [email protected]. Thanks for your assistance in this project!
- Andrea Abercrombie
- Erin Moore
- Sarah Jacob
- Michele Malarney
- Melissa Henegan
- Matthew "Bucky" Garno
- Lucy Garno (Hagedorn?)
- Stephanie Mujat
- Melissa Gay
- Alec Fisher
- ? Shannon ?
Here are the students she has already found:
*Martha Stewart
*Frances Stewart
*Andrew Taylor
*Wendy Ross Umbriac
*Cobie DeLespinasse
*Stephanie Hickman
*Matthew Yocum

Timeline photos 12/07/2012

Winterfest this weekend in Adrian--lots to see and do!

Winterfest Maps are done!


Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving, Charitable Ideas for Kids -
Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends and family!

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If anyone is interested in helping with long-term administration of this FB page for friends and alumni of SJA, please message me! Let me know your connection to the school and any ideas you may have for keeping this page going. Thanks!


Field Day 2012

Field Day photos now on the school website photo gallery:

Field Day 2012

Timeline photos 06/06/2012

Congratulations to our 2012 Peace Award Winners! Thanks to all who came together for our final Closing Prayer Service tonight.


Reminder: The all school prayer service begins at 6:30 pm in St. Dominic Chapel. Montessori families and students are welcome to sit anywhere, but please note reserved seating for elementary, kindergartners and staff. See you tonight!


Reminder: please bring your time capsule creations to the Closing Prayer Service (Tuesday 6:30pm) or bring to the school by noon on Tuesday. Thanks!


On this Memorial Day, we remember the men and women who served. All gave some, Some gave all.


School T-Shirt Day on Friday!


THANK YOU to Linda Knape and all the volunteers who helped make for a wonderful soccer season!

St.Joseph Family Day | News | Daily Telegram / Lenawee Connection 05/20/2012

St.Joseph Family Day | News | Daily Telegram / Lenawee Connection

Pictures of our Celebration in the Sunday Telegram.

St.Joseph Family Day | News | Daily Telegram / Lenawee Connection The Daily Telegram, your source for the latest breaking local news, sports, weather, business, jobs, real estate, shopping, health, travel, and entertainment.


Thank you to everyone who came out for our event today. We had a beautiful day and a wonderful turn out!


The SJA Farewell Celebration is Tomorrow! The event is from 11am - 4pm on the school grounds. Come to share memories, eat and play. See you there!

SJA Farewell Community Celebration 05/15/2012

SJA Farewell Community Celebration

Big event this Saturday! Don't forget to spread the word!

SJA Farewell Community Celebration


Happy Mother's Day!
If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been. ~Robert Brault


Soccer is canceled for today due to weather.


Volunteer Appreciation and Talent Shows tomorrow at 2:00 and 6:30 PM! RSVPs appreciated...


School Mass Thursday (5/3/12) at 10 a.m. in St. Dominic Chapel--all are welcome!


In case you didn't see this, we now have a donation box by the Toddler Entrance for the LGSC Diaper Drive.


Last Scrip order Monday at 8:30am! Big thanks to Lisa Gillin and all those who have helped with this wonderful program!


Reminder: The Community Celebration Committee will be meeting tonight at 6:30pm in the library on the 2nd floor. All are welcome!


Scrip order Monday morning! April 30 will be our last Scrip order.


Family Fun Night is this Thursday, April 19 from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm. We are hoping for nice weather so we can be on the playground, but if the weather doesn't cooperate, we will be in the school cafeteria. We never require it, but did you RSVP yet?!


No school Friday, April 13 due to Conferences (childcare available). Enjoy your weekend!

Videos (show all)

Adrian High School Performs at SJA
SJA Christmas Mass Highlights (Dec 21, 2010)
"Drummunity" at the Family Fall Festival 2010
Montessori Children's House at St. Joseph Academy




On-line SJA Spiritwear Shop:



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