St. Joseph Catholic School

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St. Joseph Catholic School Photo #1 - St. Joseph Catholic School's annual year-long, student-led fundraiser culminates with a dance marathon and celebration of money raised that is donated to Batson Children's Hospital. Since the project began in 2016, endless prayers and over $125,000 has been donated.
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St. Joseph Catholic School Photo #1 - St. Joseph Catholic School's annual year-long, student-led fundraiser culminates with a dance marathon and celebration of money raised that is donated to Batson Children's Hospital. Since the project began in 2016, endless prayers and over $125,000 has been donated.
St. Joseph Catholic School is a coeducational college preparatory high school and middle school serving students in grades 7-12 in the Diocese of Jackson.
St. Joseph Catholic School is a diverse community of learners committed to Gospel values and to academic excellence.
Rooted in the rich educational traditions of the Sisters of Mercy and the Congregation of Christian Brothers, the school prepares students to be independent thinkers and responsible leaders in the service of others.
We dedicate ourselves to the ideals of Catholic education, and we strive to awaken the minds and spirits of our students to the appreciation of the beauty of creation, the dignity of life, and the demands of justice.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MS School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 399 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,500
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 1 / Aug. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Joseph Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Mississippi for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1870
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
399 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
32%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
St. Joseph Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
52 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
18 students
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Physics, AP Spanish Language, AP US Government, AP US History
Average ACT score
23
(Out of 36)
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
school uniforms

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Mar. 1 / Aug. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Students enrolled in a subsidizing parish receive a discounted tuition rate.
Summer Program Cost
$450
Summer Program Cost Notes
Per course taken
% on Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$3,000
Acceptance Rate
98%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Tricia Harris
Admissions Associate
Tracy Miracle

Sports

School Notes

  • St. Joseph Catholic School is a coeducational college preparatory high school and middle school serving students in grades 7-12 in the Diocese of Jackson. St. Joseph Catholic School is a diverse community of learners committed to Gospel values and to academic excellence. Rooted in the rich educational traditions of the Sisters of Mercy and the Congregation of Christian Brothers, the school prepares students to be independent thinkers and responsible leaders in the service of others. We dedicate ourselves to the ideals of Catholic education, and we strive to awaken the minds and spirits of our students to the appreciation of the beauty of creation, the dignity of life, and the demands of justice.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Joseph Catholic School cost?
St. Joseph Catholic School's tuition is approximately $12,500 for private students and $450 for summer students.
What schools are St. Joseph Catholic School often compared to?
St. Joseph Catholic Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Madison Ridgeland Academy by visitors of our site.
What is the acceptance rate of St. Joseph Catholic School?
The acceptance rate of St. Joseph Catholic School is 98%, which is higher than the national average of 95%.
What sports does St. Joseph Catholic School offer?
St. Joseph Catholic School offers 16 interscholastic sports: Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Marksmanship, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. St. Joseph Catholic School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Mississippi for most sports offered.
What is St. Joseph Catholic School's ranking?
St. Joseph Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Mississippi for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, Largest student body, Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for St. Joseph Catholic School?
The application deadline for St. Joseph Catholic School is Mar. 1 / Aug. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Mar. 1 / Aug. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Calendar

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Event
Date
Thanksgiving Break (Events)
November 25, 2024 (Monday)
Thanksgiving Break (Events)
November 26, 2024 (Tuesday)
Thanksgiving Break (Events)
November 27, 2024 (Wednesday)
Thanksgiving Break (Events)
November 28, 2024 (Thursday)
Thanksgiving Break (Events)
November 29, 2024 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MS School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 399 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,500
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 1 / Aug. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Mississippi is $5,894 for elementary schools and $6,458 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Mississippi is 95% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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