St. Joseph School

Saint Joseph School, founded in 1953, is a Pre-K2 through Grade 8 Catholic School located in Madison,Tennessee.
Saint Joseph School provides a faith-based, value-centered, strong academic environmentwhere your child's success matters to you and us! Our curriculum includes traditional academicsubjects, plus Music, Art, Physical Education, Computer Science, Library and Spanish.
Our faculty andstaff are dedicated to the entire well-being of our students and we remain soundly committed to theirmoral and academic development.
Conveniently located off of Briley Parkway and the 65, Saint Joseph School is a great option for Nashville families looking for a strong academic and faith based education.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 317 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,228
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

School History

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students
317 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
St. Joseph School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
26 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
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Catholic Subsidy available for Catholic families. Financial Aid and ESA application guidance available.
Admissions Director
Mary Jo Faust


Total Sports Offered
6 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
National Junior Honor Society, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir and Band, Musical Theater

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Soccer Shots

School Notes

  • The superior curriculum at Saint Joseph School is driven by the Diocese of Nashville's high academic standards. Our teachers are encouraged to seek ways to make all academic areas come to life in a variety of developmentally appropriate ways. Students engage in the core subjects of Religion, Math, Science, Literature, English and Social Studies; continually deepening their comprehension of fundamental concepts and skills.The electives program offered to grades 4-8 allows students to explore topics of interests. We are extremely proud of our S.T.R.E.A.M. program which includes robotics, coding and computer science. The Middle School experience offers the Ascent Leadership Program and strives to develop student leaders. At Saint Joseph School, we encourage and motivate our students to recognize their personal best to fufill their highest potential.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Joseph School cost?
St. Joseph School's tuition is approximately $10,228 for private students.
What sports does St. Joseph School offer?
St. Joseph School offers 6 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Soccer and Volleyball.
What is St. Joseph School's ranking?
St. Joseph School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for: 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).

School Reviews

We have been a part of Saint Joseph School for 7 years now. We currently have a 5th grader, a 3rd grader, and a 1st grader who all started at Pre-K here. I can not say enough about SJS and the faculty here. They truly love the kids and do all they can to make sure they succeed. My eldest is so excited to start middle school next year and start in their Leadership Program and of course to get to wear the Middle School Jacket. My rising 4th grader can't wait to start picking electives next year and is already debating between Robotics and Gardening. We also love the families here at SJS, the community is supportive and extremely friendly. I would 100% recommend SJS to everyone.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 317 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,228
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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