St. Joseph School

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St. Joseph School Photo #1 - All students in grades 5-8 learn to play an instrument in the award-winning St. Joseph School Band.
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St. Joseph School Photo #1 - All students in grades 5-8 learn to play an instrument in the award-winning St. Joseph School Band.
St. Joseph School exists to serve the children of the South Bronx and its surrounding area.
The school accepts students into any grade (Pre-K through 8) without regard to their faith, academic ability or emotional stability, and it provides maximum supervision and security for the children who need it most.
In the school`s caring and supportive environment, our students master basic academic and social skills needed for success in high school and in life.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 275 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,300
  • Average class size: 30 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1877

Student Body

Total Students
275 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
99%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
St. Joseph School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
30 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
St. Joseph also offers discounts for families who attend the school: 2 Children - $5,000/year; 3 children - $6,900/year; 4 or more children - $8,650/year
% on Financial Aid
30%

School Notes

  • Since 1877, St. Joseph School has been educating children in the Tremont section of the South Bronx.
  • St. Joseph School strives to provide the best education possible for all of its students. Our student body includes students who are not well served by either public or other Catholic schools. St. Joseph is unique as the only one of 62 Bronx-area parochial schools with an open admissions policy. St. Joseph School advances the effort to mitigate high school drop-out rates through a program of rigorous intervention and remediation when primary school students are first identified as at-risk.
  • At the same time, the school strives to provide an excellent education for students who are academic high performers. We also have many students who enter as academic under-achievers but perform at grade level after attending St. Joseph for several years. Our challenge is to help all of our students master the basic skills necessary for success by the time they enter high school.
  • Over 95% of St. Joseph alumni graduate from high school on schedule in four years, compared to the public school rate of 58%. The majority of our students attend college.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Joseph School cost?
St. Joseph School's tuition is approximately $3,300 for private students.
What is St. Joseph School's ranking?
St. Joseph School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for: Least expensive tuition, Highest percentage of students of color and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for St. Joseph School?
The application deadline for St. Joseph School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is St. Joseph School located?
St. Joseph School is located in the West Bronx neighborhood of Bronx, NY. There are 4 other private schools located in West Bronx.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 275 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,300
  • Average class size: 30 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Bronx, NY is $11,965 for elementary schools and $18,066 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Bronx, NY is 76% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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