St. Joseph School

17949 Dixie Hwy
Homewood, IL 60430-0604
Tel: (708)798-0467
Grades: K-8 | 211 students
St. Joseph School is a Catholic elementary school whose primary goal is to provide an environment which meets the needs of our students' physical, psychological, social, and spiritual development while promoting academic achievement and excellence.
We believe the Catholic school's mission is to cultivate knowledge of God through participation and accessibility to liturgy and the sacraments.
It is our belief that each child is created uniquely with special gifts.
Aware of teaching and learning styles, we provide opportunities for varied learning experiences and creative expression that free the learner to develop his potential.
We place strong emphasis on the students' moral and spiritual growth in Catholic principles, doctrines, and Gospel values.
We provide a curriculum that is conducive to the development of the child as a responsible member of the church and community in which he lives.
We acknowledge the role of the parent/guardian as the primary educator and catechist of the child.
As educational partners with parents, we depend on cooperation, support, and communication between family and school.
The students are expected to responsibly participate in the learning process appropriate to their developmental levels.
If a student does not or cannot meet reasonable expectations, we provide guidance and explore appropriate alternatives.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students 211 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade St. Joseph School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling


Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Basketball, VolleyballBasketballVolleyball,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is New Convent Christian Academy (2.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bright Start Child Care (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Bright Start Child Care (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Homewood
    Bright Start Child Care
    Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
    Grades: PK-KG | 60 students
    0.3 miles
    1800 Ridge Rd
    Homewood, IL 60430
  • Hazel Crest
    Grades: K | 30 students
    0.7 miles
    1900 W 174th
    Hazel Crest, IL 60429
  • Homewood
    Salem Lutheran Early Childhood Center
    Daycare / Preschool (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-KG | 44 students
    0.7 miles
    18328 Ashland Ave
    Homewood, IL 60430
  • Flossmoor
    Grades: NS-6 | 77 students
    1.2 miles
    740 Western Ave
    Flossmoor, IL 60422
  • Homewood
    Grades: PK-K | 24 students
    1.3 miles
    18850 Riegel Rd
    Homewood, IL 60430

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