St. Joseph School

Saint Joseph Catholic School offers a quality, education rooted in Catholic values for students in Junior Kindergarten-8th grade. We feature an accredited curriculum, certified teachers, and integrated technology.
STEAM, Fine Arts, Spanish, Library, and PE for all grade levels
High school credits in Algebra, World History, Spanish, and Geoscience

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1876

Student Body

Total Students132 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade St. Joseph School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size14 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,450
Admissions DirectorKathryn McElheny


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, SoccerBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballSoccer,

School Notes

  • Saint Joseph School was founded in 1876 by the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent DePaul. Rooted in Catholic values, we encourage students as scholars, disciples, and citizens.  
  • Saint Joseph Catholic School provides a rigorous curriculum, differentiatedinstruction, and high-quality teachers tocreate an innovative learning environment.Students are challenged through hands-on experiences that prepare them to compete and succeed in a changing world.
  • We strive to educate the whole student within a family-like community. Rooted in our Catholic identity, students build theircharacter upon a foundation of faith, positive decision-making, and a commitment to serving others.
  • We offer students room to grow as leaders and encourage them to apply their learning to the world around them. Through project-based learning and service opportunities, students understand how their choices and actions impact their world. 

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
St. Joseph School is a top-notch school that has a rich environment that has allowed my child to thrive in her academic journey. During this difficult time during the pandemic, the school has done above and beyond to make sure everyone is safe and comfortable.
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St. Joseph School is such a special place. We are new to the SJS family but felt an instant connection and warm welcome from the very beginning. We have been so impressed with how Principal Owens, all staff and teachers have prepared and foster an inviting, safe and comfortable learning environment for the children. It's evident that the faculty members are passionate about the work they do and serving the SJS community. Information is clearly communicated and shared openly, while teachers are accessible and quick to respond. We feel so fortunate to be part of this incredible school now and are excited about the new opportunities for our children. We couldn't be prouder about making the decision for our family to join the SJS community.
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