St. Joseph School University Heights

3275 Main St,
Buffalo, NY, 14214-0142
Tel: (716)835-7395
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 Kindergarten - 9

Student Body

Total Students 225 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 73%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade St. Joseph School University Heights Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Holy Angels Academy (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cantalician Center For Learning (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Cantalician Center For Learning (0.1 miles away)
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  • Depew Cantalician Center For Learning
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    (716)901-8700
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  • Buffalo Holy Angels Academy
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    24 Shoshone St
    Buffalo , NY , 14214
    (716)834-7120
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    0.7  mi  |  254  students  |  Gr.  9-12
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    Buffalo , NY , 14216
    (716)864-7325
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    Buffalo , NY , 14216
    (716)833-4100
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    0.8  mi  |  161  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
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    Kadimah School Of Buffalo
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    (716)836-6903
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