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

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 146 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,450
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
146 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade
St. Joseph School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
14 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition assistance available
Admissions Director
Kathryn McElheny


Total Sports Offered
4 sports

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, differentiated instruction, 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Joseph School cost?
St. Joseph School's tuition is approximately $7,450 for private students.
What sports does St. Joseph School offer?
St. Joseph School offers 4 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football and Soccer.
What is St. Joseph School's ranking?
St. Joseph School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for: Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for St. Joseph School?
The application deadline for St. Joseph School is Feb. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
I am so grateful for St. Joseph School. We entered into this special community when my children hit middle school, and it was exactly what they needed. A loving, academically-focused school where God is a part of every day. Teachers truly care, administrators are readily available for anything you may need, and I feel that my children are better equipped for high school because of the rigor and high standards. Thank you SJS for filling a special need in our community. It is worth every penny.
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We are so happy we moved our kids from their previous private school to SJS! The curriculum is more challenging, and our kids (Kindergarten and 5th Grades) are happier and more engaged than ever. It truly is a well-rounded education that helps children grow intellectually, socially, and spiritually. Our kids' teachers are true rock-star teachers, and we're so grateful for them. We've been really impressed with the curriculum and modes of instruction. Father Rossi is wonderful with the kids! He has a way of engaging with the kids in a way that they listen, understand, and are entertained. Our daughter loves how he brings humor and humility when he speaks to the students. He makes her laugh at every homily he gives! Last week for Catholic Schools week, he put on a Lion costume (the school mascot) to visit the kids at school - they cracked up and loved it! The front office staff and the principal, Mrs. Owens, are all so warm, friendly, hardworking, kind, compassionate, and dedicated. We felt welcomed and immediately felt at home there. Another thing we love about the school is how diverse it is - yet we all share a common devotion to giving our kids the very best education and environment, so it's been a lot of fun to get to know the other families at the various school events and field trips. Our only regret is that we didn't move the kids to SJS sooner!
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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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 146 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,450
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Virginia is $13,943 for elementary schools and $17,999 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Virginia is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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