St Joseph University School

Tel: (716)835-7395
Grades: PK-8 | 198 students
St. Joseph Elementary School is the oldest, continually operational Catholic elementary school in the City of Buffalo.
St. Joseph School opened its doors in 1849 as a German school.
Our mission is to provide the highest quality Catholic education possible, in an atmosphere of worship, warmth, and wisdom; and to instill the values of living Christ's word, sharing his word, and loving all without exception.
We believe education is the means through which children are guided in their life-long quest of becoming responsible members of our world community.
Such a pursuit involves, on our part, the earnest endeavor to discover and cultivate the individual talents of each child and the sincere effort to develop a healthy self esteem which is the basis of ultimate respect for humanity and the world.
We believe we can attain this end most effectively by communicating the message of Jesus, not only by word, but also by example, thus creating a genuine faith community in which both students and staff can grow in wisdom and grace.
Since love of neighbor is the touchstone of a truly Christian life, we will encourage students to engage in service outside the school community, thus carrying the gospel message to others more effectively.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other religious school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students 198 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade St Joseph University School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Holy Angels Academy (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Catholic Central School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Cantalician Center For Learning (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Depew
    Cantalician Center For Learning
    Special Education School (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK | 192 students
    0.1 miles
    2049 George Urban Blvd.
    Depew, NY 14043
  • Buffalo
    Holy Angels Academy
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 208 students
    0.7 miles
    24 Shoshone St
    Buffalo, NY 14214
  • Buffalo
    Catholic Central School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 6-9 | 94 students
    0.8 miles
    201 Winston Rd
    Buffalo, NY 14216
  • Buffalo
    Grades: PK-8 | 161 students
    0.8 miles
    201 Winston Road
    Buffalo, NY 14216
  • Buffalo
    Grades: PK-8 | 168 students
    0.9 miles
    263 Claremont Avenue
    Buffalo, NY 14223

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