St Joseph School

  • St. Joseph School was established in 1896 to serve the Catholic students of St. Joseph Church Parish.
  • It has been a landmark of the Ponchatoula area for generations.
  • The school is operated by the church parish which for years has been served by the Dominican fathers.
  • For many years the Notre Dame Sisters served as administrators and staffed the school.
  • Presently the school is staffed by twenty-one professionals with four classroom aides.
  • The school serves just over 300 students and their families.
  • St. Joseph Catholic School has been providing a quality Catholic education for students in the Ponchatoula area since 1896.
  • The mission of St. Joseph School is to instill in our students Catholic principles while developing academic excellence in an environment of mutual respect.
  • St. Joseph School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1896

Student Body

Total Students487 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade St Joseph School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPlease check website under Admissions for current tuition information.
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    4.9 miles
    507 N Oak St
    Hammond, LA 70401
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  • Hammond
    Grades: NS-8 | 237 students
    6.3 miles
    47342 North Cherry Street
    Hammond, LA 70401
    6.3 NS-8
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  • Amite
    Grades: PK-12 | 781 students
    20.8 miles
    600 Walnut St
    Amite, LA 70422
    20.8 PK-12
  • Covington
    Grades: PK-12 | 551 students
    18.1 miles
    80 Christwood Blvd
    Covington, LA 70433
    18.1 PK-12

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The average private school tuition in Louisiana is $5,827 for elementary schools and $8,160 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Louisiana is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).