St. Joseph Cathedral School work to give our students a broad and deep knowledge of God and what He created, and the ability to understand this through the lens of what God has revealed to us.
Of particular focus are the teachings and practices of the Catholic faith, as it has been preserved in Sacred Scripture and Tradition for two-thousand years.
In athletics and other extra-curricular activities, our coaches, players, and spectators are to model sportsmanship and acknowledge the role of God's hand in even the smallest victories.
In our social development, we are to see each other as fellow members of the body of Christ, bringing the same dignity and respect to our relationships that we would to Christ. Spiritually, enthusiastic participation in the sacraments and the liturgical life of the Church are to be the focus in our Christian development, culminating in an emphasis on the Eucharist, which is the source and summit of our Catholic faith.
Flowing from this is the development of a healthy prayer life and a respect for the sacrament of reconciliation as the means by which we are brought back into a right relationship with God after slipping in our journey toward sanctification.
St. Joseph Cathedral School is a ministry of the Cathedral parish and the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City.
The school operates under the direction of the Diocesan Catholic School Office.
The principal directs daily activities of the school.  The pastor, principal and the assistant principal form the local school administration.
An advisory school board recommends general policies and finances.
St. Joseph Cathedral School admits children regardless of race, sex, color or ethnic background.
Verification of previous school and/or health records must take place before a child is admitted.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 485 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $395
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia/Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1950
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
485 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
St. Joseph Cathedral School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
46 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
18 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Available in student handbook online)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
This cost is for registered Catholic families. Cost for non-parish families is the cost per student: $4300 for 2010-2011.
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Spencer Allen

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Academic Bowl, Art Club, Band, Choir, Math Counts, School Musical, Student Council, Yearbook

School Notes

  • St. Joseph Cathedral School works to give our students a broad and deep knowledge of God and what He created, and the ability to understand this through the lens of what God has revealed to us. Of particular focus are the teachings and practices of the Catholic faith, as it has been preserved in Sacred Scripture and Tradition for two-thousand years. In athletics and other extra-curricular activities, our coaches, players, and spectators are to model sportsmanship and acknowledge the role of God's hand in even the smallest victories. In our social development, we are to see each other as fellow members of the body of Christ, bringing the same dignity and respect to our relationships that we would to Christ. Spiritually, enthusiastic participation in the sacraments and the liturgical life of the Church are to be the focus in our Christian development, culminating in an emphasis on the Eucharist, which is the source and summit of our Catholic faith. Flowing from this is the development of a healthy prayer life and a respect for the sacrament of reconciliation as the means by which we are brought back into a right relationship with God after slipping in our journey toward sanctification. St. Joseph Cathedral School is a ministry of the Cathedral parish and the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City. The school operates under the direction of the Diocesan Catholic School Office. The principal directs daily activities of the school. The pastor, principal and the assistant principal form the local school administration. An advisory school board recommends general policies and finances. St. Joseph Cathedral School admits children regardless of race, sex, color or ethnic background. Verification of previous school and/or health records must take place before a child is admitted.

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 485 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $395
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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