St. Joseph High School

  • St. Joseph High School, a Catholic secondary school sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, NY, educates diverse young women to believe in the potential of their whole being empowering them to lead with love in a reconciling manner so that all may be one.We welcome each student, no matter her challenges, to our caring community, guiding her along her life`s journey as she grows her capacity to be a critical thinker, creative problem solver, clear communicator and spirited collaborator. As educators we acknowledge and celebrate different learning styles and expand our expertise in meeting the needs of our diverse population.
  • Through an innovative curriculum we lead each student to put her learning in the service of others expanding her opportunities and finding her place in the world.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMany
Year Founded1904

Student Body

Total Students233 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade St. Joseph High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
Number of AP Courses2 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesEnglish, St. Joseph College Bridge Program, Statistics
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,100
Tuition NotesYearly Tuition Incentives: Principal List: $500 First Honors: $300 Second Honors: $200
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$750
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMs. Elizabeth Peralta


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Softball, Track and FieldBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryDance,
SoftballTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.20 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Choir, City Explorers, CSJ Leaders Club, Culture Club, Drama Club, GlamourGals, Newspaper, Robotics Club, Spanish Club, Speech, STEP Team, Student Council, Track Club

Club or Organization:
Dance, Girls v Trafficking Club, Mouse Squad, National Honor Society, SJHS Ambassadors Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball Team, Softball

School Notes

  • Established in 1904, the school enrolls 300 young women in grades 9 through 12. The school is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, NY. The excellent education received at SJHS guides students to come to know more deeply the power they possess and through their empowerment they make a positive difference in our world.Educate a woman and you educate a nation, so that all may be one!St. Joseph High School is staffed by a highly qualified and experienced faculty. The student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. SJHS offers a broad range of student services to address the needs of a variety of learning styles.In addition SJHS offers many co-curricular activities that compliment our academic program.  This includes our award winning Speech Team, School Newspaper, STEP Team and Fine Arts Program.
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School Reviews

I graduated from St. Joseph's Commercial H.S. in 1949 and to this date I still have memories of the school, still look through my Parmentier yearbook and remember the girls and teachers I had. I also remember the 10 story building we were in and the great education we got from all of the Sisters. I am now going on 83 years old and still remember shorthand and typing classes which I eventually gained my employment as a secretary in all upstanding and respectable positions. Thank you, St. Joseph's Commercial. Sincerely, Faith A. (Schellhorn) Schildt
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