St. Joseph School

220 Mtn. Park Blvd. SW
Issaquah, WA 98027-0980
Tel: (425)313-9129
Grades: PK-8 | 337 students
Founded in 1994, St. Joseph School is a Catholic school offering instruction in preschool through 8th grade.
St. Joseph School focuses on Teaching the Whole Child, Academic Excellence and providing a Supportive Community.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1994

Student Body

Total Students 337 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade St. Joseph School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 17 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 16 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $6,551
Tuition Notes Non-parishioner tuition is $8,041.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $800
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jackie Olund


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Advanced Band, Boy Scouts, Chess Club, Choir, FIRST Lego League, Girl Scouts Advanced Band, Boy Scouts, Chess Club, Choir, Girl Scouts, FIRST Lego League,

School Notes

Our Mission

St. Joseph School inspires spiritual growth and learning about God, oneself, and others within a caring Catholic faith community. In partnership with parents, we provide a dynamic academic experience that empowers students to recognize and use their God given gifts.

Our Philosophy

St. Joseph School is committed to educating the whole child. Recognizing each student as a unique individual, we prepare them spiritually, academically, socially, and morally to be active participants in the world. Providing an environment rooted in Catholic tradition, we cultivate intellectual challenge, character development, and the desire to serve in the local and global community. We seek to inspire the heart, mind and soul of every child.

Our Focus

Teaching the Whole Child

We foster lifelong learners who are spiritually active and socially responsible citizens of character.

  • Our experienced teachers recognize each student as unique and honor their individual learning style
  • Spirituality is developed through participation in prayer, liturgy, and the sacraments.
  • Students participate in service and outreach to help make them aware of the needs and opportunities for assistance in their local and global communities.
  • In addition to our state certified classroom teachers, highly qualified specialists instruct students in art, music, technology, and physical education.
  • To further enrich the learning experience, enrichment courses - art, choir, band, Spanish, drama, speech, and robotics - are available to middle school students.

Academic Excellence.

Our Washington State certified teachers emphasize a core curriculum of language arts, literature, mathematics, social studies, science, and religion. Technology is integrated into all subject areas.

  • Our academic excellence is reflected in our strong IOWA Test scores. We consistently rank higher than 95% of schools across the nation.
  • Ours LARS Program (Language Arts, Arithmetic and Reading Support program) provides additional reading and mathematics support to our students.
  • Small class sizes create the best learning environment for students.
  • Class sizes range from 18 to 22 students which allows teachers to work with small groups. Instructional assistants provide additional classroom support in grades K-5.

Supportive Community.

St. Joseph offers an extraordinarily committed staff and parent community.

  • Strong teacher-parent collaboration enriches the educational experience and community feeling.
  • All families enrich our environment by volunteering within the community. Activities include: working in the classroom, coaching CYO sports, leading Scouts or the Chess Club, helping in parish ministries, and coordinating school events.
  • We offer extended care before and after school and bus service between campuses.
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School Reviews

5.0 Stars   05/17/16
My wife and I personally evaluated 14 schools on King County's Eastside ranging from Montessori to public to other private programs and even homeschool cooperatives...We are most grateful we chose St Joseph School. We continue to be most impressed by the focus of St Joe's faculty and leaders on the joyful development of each individual child's intelligence and maturity in knowledge of this world, in her relationship with her own heart and others in the world and knowledge of and love for the Eternal. Our daughter is thriving due to the nourishing attention of smaller class sizes and wonderful incorporation of visual and kinisthetic teaching approaches/methodologies to motivate understanding of material rather than just isolated rote memorization. I admire the gentle, very fair and consistently reassuring policies that create a positive environment. As a former dean of students, there is no other place I would ever feel as relieved to entrust my child's mind, heart and soul than with the empathic, experienced, wise, child-centered and Christ-like teachers and leadership of this school. - From Brian Bashinski, Dad of a second grader at St. Joseph School.
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