St. Joseph Catholic School

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  • St. Joseph Catholic School, located in Anderson, was founded in 1967 and is home to children in K4 through 8th grade.
  • St. Joseph was the first private school in Anderson County to be accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • Our students score very well on national standardized tests, with many of the 4th through 8th graders qualifying for Duke TIP. Staffed by certified teachers, our school offers small class sizes, personalized attention, and a family-friendly atmosphere. These factors combine to contribute greatly to the success of our students.St. Joseph Catholic School focuses on enabling children to reach their full potential, both academically and spiritually. The students are taught love and respect for self and others, compassion and responsibility, dignity and integrity, peace and justice. This integration of values and academics enables each student to grow as a whole person.Many special subject classes are offered, including; Spanish, music, band, art, physical education and computer. The school also offers several after-school activities including drama club, Lego League, and art club to name a few. The PTO is very active and bridges the gap between home and school with many family-oriented activities.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1967

Student Body

Total Students79 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
7%
State avg.: 14%
Students by GradeSt. Joseph Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size9 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(School Mass days - formal)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,300
% on Financial Aid
24%
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Anderson
    Grades: PK-12 | 196 students
    2.4 miles
    280 Sam McGee Road
    Anderson, SC 29621
    (864)226-5344
    2.4 PK-12
    196
  • Anderson
    Grades: PK-12 | 198 students
    0.6 miles
    303 Simpson Road
    Anderson, SC 29621
    (864)224-5675
    0.6 PK-12
    198

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (9 reviews)
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My child started going to St. Joseph Catholic School in the 1st grade and now in the 5th grade. However, she went to public school for the 3rd grade and she and I felt that she should have learned more that year. What was taught to her in 3rd grade public school is a lot of what was taught to her in 2nd grade at St. Joseph's. I like how St Joseph's pushes the children harder and has them well prepared for the next year. Religion is taught to them almost every day and Mass is part of our weekly schedule. We are not a catholic family and we like how nobody sees us any differently. My favorite things about St. Joseph's is how small the classes are, how the teachers can work one on one with the children and how we are all one big happy family.
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My children have been attending St. Josephs for the past 7 years and I have been thoroughly impressed with their performance and development. This school's success is attributable to the outstanding teaching staff who foster a positive and caring learning environment.
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The teachers at St. Joseph Catholic School are exceptional. One of my child's teachers went above and beyond to help him. We were blessed to have someone so loving and dedicated to her job. The class sizes are smaller compared to other schools, which is just what my child needed. It is truly a wonderful school with loving,dedicated teachers and strong academics.
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As a middle school teacher at St. Joseph Catholic School, I am blessed to be able to educate children in a faith-filled environment. We pray before every class and all the teachers integrate the Catholic Faith into every lesson. The values of faith and knowledge are seen in the actions of all the children; all of the children are respectful and helpful to the teachers and other children. The middle school children are shining examples to the younger children and the younger children are always respectful and joyful! As a teacher, I am privileged to know my middle school students, but I also know the younger children. I know almost all of the students by name. St. Joseph is academically excellent; the curriculum goes beyond the state standards. St. Joseph is a blessed place where challenging academics and a strong faith-filled environment are seen everyday.
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I am a proud parent of 2 generation of kids. They range for 20 years of age to 8 years of age. As a parent of international heritage I am able to compare and contrast various international school curriculum and after school activities and what they bring to the table for elementary, middle and high school. I have working knowledge of 5 high schools in Upstate - public and private including the SC Governors School at Hartsville as my oldest St. Joseph's child was able to successfully navigate in flying colors there and has transitioned into one of the top 10 US colleges. I can safely say do not hesitate to spend the dollars to put your child in this school. This effort will save you a lot of heart ache in later years as the child not only academically achieves but also grows up to be a responsible adult due to the structural foundation laid in this school. Here are further details. Their most recent upgrade of the curriculum - All subjects to meet international curriculum from the University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame selected this tiny school among 35 others nationally to upgrade their curriculum) is a solid reason to keep or move your child from other public schools, if possible, to this private school. Their sciences meet the NGSS otherwise called the Next Generation Science Standards. Their math meets the the International standards and not US standards. The teachers are here dedicated to help parents and students academically which is set to internationally standards. The principal is always ready to introduce concepts that will increase student body overall achievement. Their drama, orchestra, band and robotics team (started last year and they have qualified for state for 2 teams this year and the first middle team qualified both years)have done well. Please talk to the school and the principal will be happy to share further details in these areas. It takes a community to raise a child. You want this St. Joseph's community on your side as you raise your child. As a non-catholic I am more than pleased with the spirit, dedication and knowledge this team of dedicated teachers brings toward the personal, academic and overall growth of your child. Out of curiosity I recently compared the "Sterling School of Greenville" to the academic curriculum of this school. There is NO difference except for the fact that this school is a hidden gem in the tiny town of Anderson and fairly unknown. The elementary and middle school years are the most important. Once the study habits, discipline and now the international knowledge base has been inculcated into your child - high school will be a breeze- both for you and your child. I can safely say do not hesitate to put your child in this well rounded school.
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My children have attended this school for the last several years. The teachers put an emphasis on the whole child - both academically and spiritually. We have enjoyed being a member of the St. Joseph family.
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My daughter attends St. Joseph Pre-K program it is a wonderful small facility with a great academic structure. I know she is just starting out but, I have no doubt that she will continue her education here.!!!
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The school may not have all the "bells-and-whistles" that some public schools do, but you can't beat this school's loving and caring teachers. Both of my sons attended St. Joes. The small class size and individual attention has helped my sons blossom. The school has a strong academic curriculum - my kids were academically challenged, but in a positive and loving environment. I can't say enough good things about the teachers and quality education my kids have received. In fact, my youngest will be attending their new middle school (they just added it two years ago) next year.
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My children have attended the school for several years. St. Joseph provides an excellent academic foundation for children in PK through middle school. The teachers are well-quaified and extremely dedicated. The atmosphere is loving and respectful. Class sizes are small, allowing for individual attention. Music, art, physical education, band, library, Spanish and computer are offered on a weeky basis. 45% of the students in 4th through 7th grade tested in the top 5% on national standardized tests. Parent involvement is welcomed and appreciated.
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