St Joseph Cathedral School

  • 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.

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School Overview

Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1950

Student Body

Total Students485 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
3%
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade St Joseph Cathedral School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Available in student handbook online)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$375
Tuition NotesThis 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 DirectorSpencer Allen

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

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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