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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    (985) 345-0977
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    Hammond, LA 70401
    (985) 542-7212
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    Covington, LA 70433
    (985) 871-9902
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The average private school tuition in Louisiana is $5,841 for elementary schools and $8,182 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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