St. Joseph School

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.

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School Overview

Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1877

Student Body

Total Students275 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade St. Joseph School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio23:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size30 students
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$3,300
Tuition NotesSt. 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
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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.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bronx
    Grades: PK-8 | 289 students
    2.6 miles
    801 Bartholdi Street
    Bronx, NY 10467
    (718) 944-0958
    2.6 PK-8
  • Bronx
    St. Margaret Mary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 284 students
    0.6 miles
    121 E 177th St
    Bronx, NY 10453
    (718) 731-5905
    0.6 PK-8
  • Bronx
    Grades: PK-12 | 261 students
    2.2 miles
    999 Pelham Pkwy N
    Bronx, NY 10469
    (718) 519-7000
    2.2 PK-12
  • Brooklyn
    Mary McDowell Friends School
    Special Education School (Friends)
    Grades: K-12 | 413 students
    12.2 miles
    20 Bergen Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    (718) 625-3939
    12.2 K-12
  • New York
    Robert Louis Stevenson School
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    Special Education School
    Grades: 8-12 | 57 students
    6.4 miles
    24 W 74th Street
    New York, NY 10023
    (212) 787-6400
    6.4 8-12

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The average private school tuition in Bronx, NY is $5,051 for elementary schools and $9,501 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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