St. Joseph School

2017 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence   St. Joseph School is a vibrant Catholic learning community for children in Preschool through Eighth Grade.
We are dedicated to promoting the fullest possible spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical and social development of each student in a Christian environment enlivened by the gospel message of Jesus.
Our modern facility supports a rich curriculum that integrates the latest education best practices.
Our students become involved, committed, responsible learners who work cooperatively with others for individual as well as group growth.
St. Joseph School provides its students an opportunity to achieve academic excellence and to foster their personal and spiritual development within a distinctively Catholic community of faith.

School News

  • St. Joseph Celebrates National Blue Ribbon Award - 11/14/2017 - St. Joseph School received the 2017 NAtional Blue Ribbon School of Excellence award November of 2017. The school celbrated in a big way with Village of Wilmette President Bob Belinski, ...moreArchdiocese of Chicago Superintendent Dr. Jim Rigg, and former St. Joseph Church Pastor Bishop Kane. hide

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1850
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2017

Student Body

Total Students213 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade St. Joseph School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size17 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform Belair Plaid, white or green polo, khaki pant)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,436
Tuition Notes
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryFootball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes

  • Mission Statement:
  • St. Joseph School is dedicated to academic excellence for every child, and fosters personal and spiritual development within a distinctly Catholic community of faith.Philosophy/Belief Statement:
  • St. Joseph School is a place of Catholic values and morals where God and family come first, children learn respect for themselves and others, and students are cared for spiritually, morally, intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally. This is achieved in partnership with students, parents, staff, and the community as a whole.St. Joseph School provides a high quality learning environment in which every student develops a love of learning in a safe, inviting community. Uniqueness is celebrated, allowing students to reach their maximum potential.The staff of St. Joseph School is committed to work collaboratively to ensure that the best practices in teaching and learning are utilized. Technology supports student learning in a global environment, and resources are maximized for the greater good of the learning community.  A Pathway to the Future, Exceeding Academics and more-  St. Joseph School, Wilmette ~ 
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Evanston
    Grades: PK-8 | 223 students
    1.7 miles
    2510 Ashland Ave
    Evanston, IL 60201
    (847) 864-2650
    1.7 PK-8

School Reviews

I came to St. Joseph School four years ago. I was not only impressed with the incredible academics, but the faith-based and family-centered environment as well. We have done everything possible to build upon that and continue to educate young minds to be critical thinkers, problem solvers and moral citizens. We are deeply rooted in our Catholic faith but we welcome all who want to join us. We have recently been endorsed by CAPE (Council for American Private Education) to submit our application for the US Dept of Education's Blue Ribbon Award. We hope to share the good news with you in September of 2017!We are Scholars; we are Leaders; we are a Catholic School centered around family. We are Trailblazers! Come join us!
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