Please enjoy this video sharing our expansion plans!

Dear CJA Community,

We are excited to formally announce our plans to expand our school community to serve young women beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year. We will be breaking ground on a 50,000-sq.-ft. addition to our current building in January of 2022 in partnership with our neighbors and Christ the King Jesuit College Prep.

Our current and prospective families often share that there is no school for young women in the communities served by CJA that has resources comparable to those we provide to our young men and that one of the biggest obstacles to enrollment is that their daughters cannot attend CJA. In fact, this prevents many families from ever enrolling a student at CJA, since navigating two school systems can be challenging. Our expansion plan will remove this barrier and will be an incredible opportunity for us to welcome many talented young women to the CJA community. We see this as a justice and equity issue that we can no longer wait for another organization to solve.

We remain incredibly grateful to everyone who has supported our students and alumni and the girls’ campus campaign thus far. Our growth is only made possible by your kindness and generosity for our students, and we remain incredibly grateful for your ongoing support.

Please be on the lookout for our 2020-2021 Annual Report in the coming weeks to learn more about our expansion.

If you are interested in learning more about our campus expansion and the new girls’ program, please reach out to our Vice President of Operations, Tom Van Grinsven, at or (773) 696-4908.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can support the project, please reach out to our Vice President of Development, Mary Grawe, at or (773) 629-8600.