St Joseph School

  • In 1948 St. Mary's and St Joseph's were consolidated into a coeducational institution which was built on the present site at the intersection of Ululani and Hualalai streets.
  • Some nine hundred and sixty-three students were enrolled for the first year.
  • In 1951 the Marianist Brothers were reassigned to teaching posts elsewhere.
  • They were replaced in Hilo with a larger staff of Sisters as well as dedicated lay teachers.
  • The opening of the new school in 1951-52 was a memorable event for it marked the beginning of St. Joseph as a complete coeducational school directly under the Pastor of St. Joseph Parish.
  • In 2000 the Franciscan Sisters celebrated 100 years of service in St. Joseph School.
  • St. Joseph School has since expanded its program to include a Montessori-based preschool, thus providing nearly 400 students a Catholic education from preschool through grade twelve.
  • The student body is diverse in race, national origin and creed.
  • St. Joseph School builds a nurturing community through demonstration of Catholic values and implementation of an academically rigorous and spiritually rich curriculum.
  • St. Joseph students learn, in a safe and disciplined environment, to care for themselves and others and to accept responsibility for making a just and loving society through the generous use of their personal talents and gifts.
  • The mission of Saint Joseph School is to proclaim the message of Jesus through education, worship and service in the Catholic tradition.
  • The St. Joseph Curriculum Committee monitors and evaluates the curricular offerings of the school.
  • For this reason changes may occur from year to year.
  • All changes are made to meet the overall needs of the student with due consideration to academic potential.
  • Whatever the reasons for curricular changes, it is the intention of the school to assure the students that there is sufficient structure within the curriculum to address their academic needs.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other religious school association(s)
State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1869
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students344 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
State avg.: 74%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses5 courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(School uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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