St Joseph Catholic School

  • Founded in 1949 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, Saint Joseph Catholic School sets the highest standards in academics while promoting Christian growth.
  • The mission of St. Joseph Catholic School in Athens, GA is to assist each student to encounter Christ through the pursuit of academic excellence, social consciousness, emotional growth, religious formation, and physical development- all within a caring community.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1949

Student Body

Total Students155 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
18%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade St Joseph Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryFootball,
SoccerVolleyball,

School Notes

  • Established in Athens in 1949, Saint Joseph Catholic Parish School is a ministry of Saint Joseph Catholic Parish and is a part of the Archdiocese of Atlanta.The mission of Saint Joseph Catholic Parish School is to Support the growth and development of our students by modeling a faith-filled life, encouraging self empowerment, inspiring the pursuit of excellence and by promoting global knowledge in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church.As a Catholic Archdiocesan school, we are proud to represent the strong tradition of quality education for which Catholic Schools have come to be recognized worldwide. Please also view our Mission and History page to learn more about our important role as the oldest private school in Athens.
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    (770) 888-4477
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  • Athens
    Grades: PK-12 | 943 students
    4.3 miles
    1281 Spartan Lane
    Athens, GA 30606
    (706) 433-2403
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    943
  • Athens
    Grades: NS-12 | 787 students
    4.5 miles
    1270 Highway 29 N
    Athens, GA 30601
    (706) 549-7586
    4.5 NS-12
    787
  • Gainesville
    Grades: NS-12 | 539 students
    34.8 miles
    796 Lakeview Dr
    Gainesville, GA 30501
    (770) 532-4383
    34.8 NS-12
    539
  • Mcdonough
    Grades: PK-12 | 755 students
    58.4 miles
    175 Foster Drive
    Mcdonough, GA 30253
    (770) 961-9300
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
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We have been pleased with the school`s creative and proactive approach to meeting diverse learning needs. The administration is supportive and the teachers are skilled - couple that with small class sizes and a structured welcoming environment and it has been a great experience.
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Entrusting my sons` education to St. Joseph is undeniably a good choice we made. The entire staff are honestly caring for every student`s success in academics, sports and extracurricular activities.
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We couldn't be happier with the education and experience our son is getting at SJS! He has learned so much in his first grade year, and we are pleased with his reading and math abilities. It is a great facility with a wonderful staff, and we look forward to many more years in this school!
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St. Joseph has been an amazing school for my son Jack. They truly focus on developing the whole child. The academics are top-notch with the new International Baccalaureate program and the servant leadership program teaches the children early on how to make meaningful contributions to the community and the world around them. The teachers and school leadership truly care about the children. Regularly I will get notes from my son's teacher sharing an achievement he has done for the day and often she is just as excited at his success as I am. The principal takes the time to get to know each student individually. The community of parents supporting the school is very friendly and welcoming. I highly encourage anyone looking for an outstanding private school in the Athens area to consider St. Joe!
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I couldn't be more pleased with my boys' progress at this excellent facility. Sincere effort by the faculty to make sure that every kid is a success. I really get the impression that these teachers give everything the have in the classroom!
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