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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 213 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,436
  • Acceptance rate: 92%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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

Top Rankings

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1850
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2017

Student Body

Total Students
213 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
St. Joseph School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size
17 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniform Belair Plaid, white or green polo, khaki pant)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
http://www.stjosephwilmette.com/admissions/tuition-and-fees/
% on Financial Aid
3%
Acceptance Rate
92%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

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 ~ 

School Reviews

5  
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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 213 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,436
  • Acceptance rate: 92%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Cook County, IL is $9,458 for elementary schools and $16,125 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Cook County, IL is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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