St. Joseph Catholic School

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  • St. Joseph School achieves academic excellence through a challenging curriculum.
  • We prepare our youth to be leaders in their community working for the common good while embracing the rich traditions of the Catholic Church.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supported
Year Founded1953
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesSummer PreK program only (ages 3-preKindergarten)
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students240 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade St. Joseph Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio20:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size22 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Preschool-8th grade students wear uniforms. PreK-5 wear blue pants, grades 6-8 wear khaki or blue pants. All students must wear polo shirts with school logo. Girls in PreK-4 wear plaid jumpers, girls in 5-8th grade wear plaid skirts.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,607
Tuition NotesWe offer multi-child discounts for 3+children. All families are encouraged to apply for financial aid.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions AssociateC. Meaden


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, SoftballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountrySoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
J A Biz Town, Math Masters, Quiz Bowl, School Mass Choir, Spelling Bee, Student Leaders and Service Projects

Arts and Music Programs:
Christmas Program, Geography Bee, Hand Chime Choir, Middle School Band, Spring Musical

School Notes

Why choose St. Joseph School?
  • Dedicated teachers and staff
  • Focus on social justice and service learning
  • Integrated Catholic teachings
  • 21st Century Learning - collaboration, creativity, communication, critical thinking and compassion
  • Multi-Age family circles and student leadership opportunities
  • Connected and involved volunteers

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  • Saint Paul
    Grades: PK-8 | 505 students
    6.2 miles
    3355 Columbia Dr
    Saint Paul, MN 55121
    (651) 406-4747
    6.2 PK-8

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