Saint Joseph School

  • Established in 1939, Saint Joseph School is a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School.
  • Saint Joseph School provides students with both traditional Catholic values and the academic preparation necessary to excel in the 21st Century.
  • A faith-based community that provides Catholic/Christian education within the context of a parish sponsored school.
  • Offer both self-contained, heterogeneous grouped classrooms and a departmental structure with an emphasis on student achievement, discipline, and maintaining a child-centered environment.
  • Achieve strong academic outcomes, a commitment to Catholic/Christian values, personal responsibility and the development of each student's potential.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1939
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2011

Student Body

Total Students235 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade Saint Joseph School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Students wear school uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorDr. Paula Valenti
Admissions AssociateLinda Marconi


Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Track and FieldBasketballCheering,
Track and Field


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.20 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Alter Servers, Beta Club, Boys Scouts of America, Brownie Scouts, Chess Club, Choir, Daisy Girl Scouts, Girl Scouts Of America, Literary Magazine, Martial Arts Club, Mathtastic Club, Mythbusters, Performing Arts, Poetry Club, PreK Early Childhood Reading Club, Weekly Rosary Prayer Group, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
A Capella Group, Art Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Golf Club
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Wyckoff
     St Elizabeth School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 261 students
    8.6 miles
    700 Greenwood Avenue
    Wyckoff, NJ 07481
    8.6 PK-8
  • Annandale
    Grades: NS-8 | 434 students
    49.7 miles
    314 Old Allerton Rd
    Annandale, NJ 08801
    49.7 NS-8
  • Cresskill
    Grades: NS-8 | 208 students
    2.9 miles
    220 Jefferson Ave
    Cresskill, NJ 07626
    2.9 NS-8
  • Emerson
    Assumption Early Childhood Center
    Assumption Early Childhood Center Photo - Students are able to work one-on-one with a resource teacher in math, reading, language arts and speech.
    Daycare / Preschool (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-K | 70 students
    1.8 miles
    35 Jefferson Ave
    Emerson, NJ 07630
    1.8 PK-K
  • Glen Rock
    Grades: K-9 | 432 students
    5.5 miles
    180 Rodney St
    Glen Rock, NJ 07452
    5.5 K-9

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
This school is simply the best in our area. The curriculum guided by the best teachers are number 1. Could not be more prouder to have my son attend this school and receiving a Catholic education platform one can have!
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Saint Joseph School is pleased to announce that seventeen 7th graders were chosen for publication for the Young Writer`s Spooky Sagas Contest. The students` mini sagas will also be sent to the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. For more information about Young Writers, please visit:
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My Son and two of my grandchildren attended this school. They received a very solid education and went on to become very successful adults. I am grateful for the foundation that my children/grandchildren received here.
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Three of my children attended St. Joseph School. SJS provided my children with the foundation they needed to become the successful, kind, and compassionate adults they are today
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The average private school tuition in New Jersey is $9,114 for elementary schools and $18,435 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New Jersey is 79% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).