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.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)|
Other religious school association(s)
State or regional independent school association
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-12|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Total Students||314 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 62%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||30 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||10:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|Number of AP Courses||5 courses|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
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