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  • An award-winning PreK- Grade 8 program, St. Joseph School is a Catholic community that offers students a challenging academic education while building their love of God and commitment to improving the world.
  • We educate the whole student – mind, body and spirit – and encourage each child to become the person God calls him or her to be.
  • Ultimately, our goal is to prepare children for academic and personal success in a faith-filled, nurturing environment. Our community spirit is unequaled.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1910
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students437 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
3%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade St Joseph Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio18:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size23 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(plaid uniform and khaki pants)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,030
Tuition NotesMulti-student discount available: Grade 1-8 - 2 students - $6,040 total Grade 1-8 - 3 students - $7,450 total Grade 1-8 - 4 students - $8,055 total
% on Financial Aid
5%
Acceptance Rate
100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Directorm.lascari@sbcglobal.net

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Football, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
FootballTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
"Mathletes" Math Club, Alter Servers, Band, Book Clubs, Boy/Girl Scouts, Chess Club, Extended Care, Geography Bee, Hand Bell Choir, Liturgical Choir, No-Cut Sports, Piano, Science Fair, Spelling Bee, Spirt Squad, Student Council, Writing Club

School Notes

  • Excellent Academics
  • Our graduates excel in high school, earning awards and scholarships:
  • - SJS alums regularly earn honors, including being named valedictorians at local high schools, National Merit Award winners and recipients of community awards.
  • - Each year, SJS alums earn approximately $500,000 in college scholarships.
  • - Kindergarten Plus gives students an all-day Kindergarten option for extended learning opportunities and activities.
  • - Our average class size is 23 students, offering a personalized approach to learning.
  • - Our faculty regularly wins awards offered by the Diocese and local organizations.
  • - Spanish is taught in all grades, K-8.
  • - In 2013, SJS students earned one “Gold Award” and one “Silver Award” at the IL State Science Fair.
  • - Fine arts and computer science give students a well-rounded education in music, art and technology.
  • Faith Formation
  • - Catholic values are emphasized in all spiritual, educational and extracurricular activities.
  • - All-school Masses, celebrated on Tuesdays and Holy Days at 8:15 am, give 8th grade students the opportunity to take an active role as lectors, sacristans and ushers, while students from all grades participate in other parts of Mass.
  • - Sacramental preparation is incorporated into the school day.
  • - Students participate in prayer services, rosary, Stations of the Cross, May Crowning and Reconciliation.
  • - Service projects help students live their faith and are built into the curricula.
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • - Extended Care offers students an extended day of 7 am - 6 pm – a convenient option for working parents.
  • - Our award-winning, no-cut sports program is offered to students in grades 5 - 8, including volleyball, football, cross country, basketball and track.
  • - Representative students from grades 5 - 8 can be part of Student Council, which sponsors student and community outreach activities.
  • - The award-winning “Mathletes” Math Club is lead by Mrs. Phelan in Middle School.
  • - Liturgical Choir includes students in grades 5 - 8; its role is leading the congregation in song at all-school Mass.
  • - Hand Bell Choir is open to students in grades 5 - 8; it performs at some all-school Masses and at Christmas.
  • - Students can train to be altar servers in 5th grade; they serve weekend, school Masses, weddings and funerals.
  • - Band is offered to students beginning in 4th grade; it is incorporated into the school day.
  • - Boy/Girl Scouts are open to all St. Joseph students beginning as early as Kindergarten or 1st grade.
  • - Grade 4 Spirit Club cheers on school athletic teams at events throughout the year; Keyboarding, Book Club and Writing Club are available in some grades based on parent volunteers.
  • Parental Support
  • - School Advisory Board is group that meets monthly with the principal, president and pastor regardingthe policy and progress of the school; nine board members hold positions for three years.
  • - Parent Forum coordinates volunteers for school programs and special events.
  • - The Athletic and Booster organization coordinates athletic programs.
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