St. Joseph Elementary School

"St. Joseph Catholic School opened its doors in 1949. The Precious Blood Sisters were our first teachers, ministering 23 years.
In 1971, the Sisters of the Congregation of the Humility of Mary began their ministry to students which continued for the next 18 years.
Today we are extremely proud of our highly dedicated, spiritual, and talented teaching staff.
Our educational program includes Kindergarten through Eighth, in addition to an exceptional preschool program for three and four year olds.
We also offer an alternative to Kindergarten within the preschool program; Developmental Kindergarten.
This program is designed for those students who may miss the September 15th cut off date for Kindergarten enrollment, or for those families who simply elect to wait another year.
Our mission, as well as that of the Diocese of Des Moines Schools, is to provide a meaningful educational experience for our children and adolescents, in an environment integrated with Gospel values which nurture faith, community, prayer and service.
We believe that we provide a warm and caring environment for students and that they are challenged to learn the essential curriculum regardless of learning rate or style.
We teach the value of human dignity and the concepts of peace and justice, which therefore enable our students to become involved participants in our global society.".

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students250 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
28%
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade St. Joseph Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Show me:
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Des Moines
    St. Anthony Elementary School
    Special Program Emphasis (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 381 students
    4.3 miles
    16 Columbus Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50315
    (515) 243-1874
    4.3 PK-8
    381
  • Des Moines
    Grades: PK-8 | 290 students
    6.8 miles
    4320 Grand Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    (515) 279-5947
    6.8 PK-8
    290
  • Des Moines
    Grades: PK-8 | 309 students
    7.6 miles
    5810 Carpenter Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50311
    (515) 277-0178
    7.6 PK-8
    309
  • Des Moines
    Christ The King School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: NS-8 | 297 students
    6.7 miles
    701 Wall Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50315
    (515) 285-3349
    6.7 NS-8
    297
  • Des Moines
    Des Moines Adventist School
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Grades: K-8 | 40 students
    6.7 miles
    2317 Watrous Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50321
    (515) 285-7729
    6.7 K-8
    40

School Reviews

Endorse St. Joseph Elementary School. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Recent Articles
Sending your child to a single-sex school is one of several options you have when it comes to private schools.
Each state sets its own teacher certification requirements. While many private schools do not require you to be certified, it is in your best interests to obtain certification. This article includes contact information for state education offices so you can begin the process.
Marketing the small private school can be done affordably and effectively. We suggest five easy steps to make that happen.
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
     
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
        
Applying for financial aid?:
        
Please briefly describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student:
Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Iowa is $3,690 for elementary schools and $9,189 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Iowa is 94% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).