St Joseph School

Tel: (808)935-4936
  • 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.

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%
Students by GradeSt Joseph School Student By Grade

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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