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Named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, St. Joseph School is a Catholic school serving children in pre-k to grade 8.
Located in the heart of Cockeysville, St. Joseph School, is an authentically Catholic community of diverse learners, prepares students to think critically, to work purposefully and to live faithfully.
The school curriculum utilizes innovative instruction as well as state-of-the art technology that keeps students engaged in learning.
St. Joseph School offers a variety of extracurricular opportunities in the areas of academcis, atheletics, service and leadership.
Founded in 1856, St. Joseph School welcomes families from all faiths and parishes.
The Maryland PBIS organization and the Archdiocese of Baltimore have awarded St. Joseph School with GOLD status recognition for Posivite Behavioral Intervention & Supports (PBIS).
The school goes beyond the basics to nurture the best in each child.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 373 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,500
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1856
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2013

Student Body

Total Students
373 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
3%
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade
St. Joseph School Cockeysville Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniforms)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Application Fee (non-refundable) – New Families: $100 per child Enrollment Deposit (non-refundable) – $500 per student (applicable to following year’s tuition balance)
Admissions Director
Mrs. Kathy Smith

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Art Club, Cooking Club, Dance, National Junior Honor Society, Service Club, Spanish Club, Student Government, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Advanced Band, Beginner Band, School Mass Choir, Youth Choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:
CYO Basketball, CYO Soccer, Lacrosse

School Notes

  • Named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, St. Joseph School is a Catholic school serving children in pre-k to grade 8.
  • Located in the heart of Cockeysville, St. Joseph School, is an authentically Catholic community of deverse learners, prepares students to think critically, to work purposefully and to live faithfully.
  • The school curriculum utilizes innovative instruction as well as state-of-the art technology that keeps students engaged in learning.
  • St. Joseph School offers a variety of extracurricular opportunities in the areas of academcis, atheletics, service and leadership.
  • Founded in 1856, St. Joseph School welcomes families from all faiths and parishes.
  • The Maryland PBIS organization and the Archdiocese of Baltimore have awarded St. Joseph School with GOLD status recognition for Posivite Behavioral Intervention & Supports (PBIS).
  • The school goes beyond the basics to nurture the best in each child.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (9 reviews)
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SJS has been a wonderful place for our children to receive their elementary and middle school education. The quality of the education that they have received, paired with the other important components of educating the whole child including character building and sense of belonging to an important community, has been wonderful. I highly recommend SJS!
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SJS has a small setting but, a large return for the student. Its spirited atmosphere prepares the student for life skills. Each student participates in everything, from sports to the talent show, allowing them to decide the area in which they would like to grow. Strong and caring staff. A hidden gem. Very pleased. Visit today!
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5  
SJS is the right blend of challenging academically, opportunity in extracurriculars and small enough to be a real community. I couldn't imagine sending our kids anywhere else.
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5  
The SJS community is wonderful. We are blessed to be a part of it and to have this school option for our children. They are learning values, faith, and academics in a cohesive learning environment.
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5  
We love it at SJS! We started here over four years ago, and wouldn't change our decision. From the teachers to the staff, everyone is caring and loving and makes each child feel loved and welcome. The teachers are so great and supportive of their students, and you can really tell (and see) that they want our children to succeed and have fun while doing so.
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5  
St. Joseph School has been a wonderful experience for our family. We have two current students and one who just graduated and moved onto high school. Our time at SJS has been nothing but a positive experience. The teachers are very nurturing and committed. The administration is very responsive and is consistently looking for ways to better the school. The students can pick from various clubs, activities and sports. The Middle School offers leadership opportunities and really prepares the students for high school academically. It's a wonderful, friendly school community. My kids have always been happy here and they are receiving a top notch, faith-based education.
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5  
As a proud parent of two intermediate age children, I happily recommend St. Joseph School.... Our school is the perfect combination of quality education, strong character building and supportive, nurturing and welcoming community.
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5  
SJS has provided my children with a nurturing environment where they can succeed academically and socially. The service opportunities provided for the students to explore their faith has been extremely rewarding for my kids. The teachers and staff focus on providing the students with challenging yet rewarding academic experiences. The school community is full of supportive and welcoming families that volunteer throughout the school. We love SJS and would highly recommend taking a look!
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SJS has been a wonderful school for my children. They wake up each day excited to go to school. The community is very much like a family. The teachers really care about the students well being, and provide a loving and nurturing environment. My children are well prepared for continuing education through the strong academic system they provide. I am very happy with this school and recommend it to my friends!
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 373 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,500
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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