St. Joseph High School

80 Willoughby Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201-0112
     Tel: (718)624-3618
Grades: 9 - 12 | 328 students
We at St. Joseph High School prepare young women to live as responsible persons in whatever walk of life they choose.
In keeping with the Gospel values and the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph, the faculty and staff in partnership with the students' parents, strive to create and nurture a love of learning in a Christian community.
Our community fosters respect for the uniqueness and dignty of each person.
Therefore, education at St. Joseph High School encourages each student to recognize her gifts and to develop and share her talents.
Thus she is empowered to continue her life journey and to make a profound impact on the world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Many
Year Founded 1904

Student Body

Total Students 328 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color 68%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade St. Joseph High School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 8%
Average Class Size 25 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $6,100
Tuition Notes Yearly Tuition Incentives: Principal List: $500 First Honors: $300 Second Honors: $200
% on Financial Aid 55%
Average Financial Aid Grant $750
Acceptance Rate 98%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director S. Rosemarie Baglivio, CSJ
Admissions Associate Mrs. Kathleen Hynes


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Dance, SoftballBasketballCheering,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. CSJ Leaders Club, Choir, City Explorers, Culture Club, Drama Club, GlamourGals, Liturgy and Ministry Club, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Robotics Club, STEP Team, Spanish Club, Speech, Student Council, Track Club Choir, City Explorers, Culture Club, Drama Club, GlamourGals, Newspaper, Robotics Club, STEP Team, Spanish Club, Speech, Track Club, CSJ Leaders Club,
Liturgy and Ministry Club,
National Honor Society,
Student Council,

School Notes:

Established in 1904, the school enrolls 328 young women in grades 9 through 12. The school is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, NY. The excellent education received at SJHS guides students to come to know more deeply the power they possess and through their empowerment they make a positive difference in our world.Educate a woman and you educate a nation, so that all may be one!St. Joseph High School is staffed by a highly qualified and experienced faculty. The student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. SJHS offers a broad range of student services to address the needs of a variety of learning styles.In addition SJHS offers many co-curricular activities that compliment our academic program.  This includes our award winning Speech Team, School Newspaper, STEP Team and acclaimed Fine Arts Program.

Profile last updated: 01/17/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Brooklyn Friends School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Brooklyn Friends School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Brooklyn Friends School (0.1 miles away)
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School Reviews

1 year ago
I graduated from St. Joseph''s Commercial H.S. in 1949 and to this date I still have memories of the school, still look through my Parmentier yearbook and remember the girls and teachers I had. I also remember the 10 story building we were in and the great education we got from all of the Sisters. I am now going on 83 years old and still remember shorthand and typing classes which I eventually gained my employment as a secretary in all upstanding and respectable positions. Thank you, St. Joseph''s Commercial. Sincerely, Faith A. (Schellhorn) Schildt
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