Living Faith Saint Joseph Catholic School is a coeducational parish school for students in K4 through sixth grade.
We are dedicated to the purpose of providing education of 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 Minds We 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 Character With 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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked SC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 261 students
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1954
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
261 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
St. Joseph School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
71%
Average Class Size
16 students
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition is $7,200 for parishioners (5K-6th grades) and $9,480 for non-parishioners (5K-6th graders). 4K Tuition 7,200
% on Financial Aid
47%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,500
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Drama Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Bel Canto

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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of St. Joseph School?

The acceptance rate of St. Joseph School is 95%, which is higher than the national average of 90%.

What sports does St. Joseph School offer?

St. Joseph School offers 2 interscholastic sports: Basketball and Cheering.

What is St. Joseph School's ranking?

St. Joseph School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in South Carolina for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, Largest student body and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for St. Joseph School?

The application deadline for St. Joseph School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked SC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 261 students
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Columbia, SC is $10,076 for elementary schools and $11,150 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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