Our Lady Academy (OLA) is the only all-female Catholic school in the state of Mississippi. Established in 1971 as a comprehensive college preparatory school, OLA serves young women in grades 7-12, with a student body of close to 300 students. OLA is on the beachfront property that was formerly St. Joseph Academy (SJA), also an all-girls school. OLA is staffed by the Sisters of Mercy and dedicated lay professionals. Strong collaboration between OLA and St. Stanislaus (the all-male Catholic school across the street) maximizes the religious, academic, and social opportunities for the students. OLA offers various extracurricular activities including ten sports.
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