St. Joseph School

Our mission is to serve our community in forming young girls and boys mindful of their ability to shape their future, dedicated to giving the very best of themselves, and capable of rising to the diverse challenges in our ever-changing world.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 176 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,400
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
176 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
St. Joseph School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
17 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Algebra I, Geometry
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(All students wear a uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition rates are set yearly by the Board of Directors, and are below the actual cost to educate thanks to family participation in school fundraisers and returns on our endowments.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Bill Koppes


Total Sports Offered
4 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Knights of Columbus, Student Council Association, Youth Groups

Arts and Music Programs:
Class Grade-level Musicals, Schoolwide Annual Musical

School Notes

  • St. Joseph School (K-8) serves students from diverse backgrounds and from broad geographic areas. The school has been an established part of the Redding community since 1946, when the Sisters of Mercy held the first classes in the church basement on Court Street. At the time, enrollment was only 35 students.By 1953, a new school was completed on Gold Street and a year later the first commencement exercise for St. Joseph School was held. During the 1990s, St. Joseph expanded the facilities by adding a new wing including a science lab and music room. These additions kept in line with our mission of educating the whole child. Beginning in 2014, the current wave of renovations began featuring updated facilities from a new campus office and entry to an engineering lab for Project Lead the Way. We have also invested in the curriculum and technology integral to a 21st century classroom including mobile Chromebook and tablet labs for each classroom. St. Joseph is an outstanding educational community due to the dreams, hard work, support and cooperation of countless stakeholders for decades. Thousands of children have benefited from this dedication. As we celebrate our 71st anniversary, we rededicate ourselves in service to our community.

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 176 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,400
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in California is $13,925 for elementary schools and $20,132 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in California is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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