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Saint Joseph School was established in 1883 by the Daughters of Charity from Emmitsburg, Maryland.
For over 130 years, Saint Joseph School has been providing a faith-filled education to generations of students.
Our school is located in the center of Martinsburg, West Virginia, a micropolitan community of the Washington, DC metro area.
Saint Joseph School, the only Catholic school in the Eastern Panhandle, serves five Catholic parishes in the Eastern Panhandle and is one of thirty-two schools in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia.
Currently, Saint Joseph School serves over three hundred students from age two through the Eighth Grade.
About 11% of our graduates attend Catholic High School and the remaining 89% attend local public high schools.
Our Mission: Saint Joseph School educates the young in the spirit of the Gospel stressing Catholic values, inspiring academic excellence, global awareness, and service to those in need.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked WV School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 306 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1883

Student Body

Total Students
306 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 9%
Students by Grade
St. Joseph School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
28%
Average Class Size
18 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Wonderful school with a great school-family community. The teachers really work hard and have the best interest of the students in their hearts. I have a daughter in the Pre-K program right now and a son in the elementary school - it truly is a great place!
- Posted by
5  
Great school! My daughter has been going since Kindergarten and is now in the 6th grade. The values and academics can not be beat.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked WV School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 306 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in West Virginia is $6,358 for elementary schools and $6,617 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in West Virginia is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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