St. Joseph School

Living FaithSaint Joseph Catholic School is a coeducational parish school for students in K4 through sixth grade.
We are dedicated to the purpose of providingeducationof the highest quality based on Gospel values.
Through opportunities to worship, learn, and grow in character, our students are prepared to excel in academics and grow into mature Christians.Inspiring MindsWe strive to ensure that our students’ academic experience goes beyond textbook instruction by seeking opportunities to engage in diverse teaching strategies, as well as creative tools and technologies, in order to create an environment where children are excited about learning.Building CharacterWith small class sizes and low teacher-to-student ratios, our faculty members can go beyond traditional textbook and lecture instruction to ensure our students are taught in an environment that awakens all of their senses.
Our goal is to meet and exceed the needs of each child’s individual learning styles.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded1954

Student Body

Total Students323 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade St. Joseph School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 28 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,310
Tuition NotesTuition is $5,310 for parishioners (5K-6th grades) and $7,470 for non-parishioners (5K-6th graders).

School Notes

  • Saint Joseph Catholic School, a coeducational parish school for grades K4 through 6, exists for the purpose of providing Catholic education of the highest quality to the children of parishioners and other residents of the Columbia area. Central to the school program is a dedication to spiritual development and academic excellence based on Gospel values. Through opportunities to worship, to learn, and to grow in character, Saint Joseph Catholic School students are prepared to be lifelong learners who practice and live their values in the Catholic, Christian tradition. Because we believe that teaching should be innovative and because we understand that students learn in different ways, Saint Joseph Catholic School strives to ensure that our students’ academic experience goes beyond textbook instruction. We seek opportunities to engage diverse teaching strategies, as well as creative tools and technologies, in order to create an environment where children are excited about learning.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Columbia
    Grades: PK-12 | 929 students
    2.6 miles
    854 Galway Ln
    Columbia, SC 29209
    (803) 776-0295
    2.6 PK-12
  • Columbia
    Grades: K-12 | 778 students
    2.7 miles
    3000 S Beltline Blvd
    Columbia, SC 29201
    (803) 765-2309
    2.7 K-12
  • Columbia
    Grades: PK-12 | 12 students
    2.7 miles
    1313 Means Ave,
    Columbia, SC 29202
    (803) 772-3317
    2.7 PK-12
  • Columbia
    Grades: NS-6 | 99 students
    2.9 miles
    1035 Hampton St
    Columbia, SC 29201
    (803) 252-8285
    2.9 NS-6
  • Columbia
    Asbury Kindergarten & Preschool
    Alternative School (Methodist)
    Grades: PK-K | 90 students
    2.9 miles
    1005 Asbury Dr
    Columbia, SC 29209
    (803) 776-8121
    2.9 PK-K

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