St Joseph The Worker School

  • For over 60 years, our students Lead, Love, and Learn. We are working on building servant leadership skills within each of our students. When God puts love and compassion in each of our hearts, He is offering us an opportunity to make a difference in another person`s life. We must act on the love in our heart, learn from others, and lead as servants of God. The people we meet each day need what each of us has-and is. Together, we will do great, awesome, terrific things! LEAD: At SJW, our students create, design, implement, and manage their own Campus Clubs. The teachers empower our students to feel the support to take chances and pursue their dreams. From the Culinary Club food designers and their yummy dishes, to the Theater Club that leads us in passionate productions, to the O`hana Club and their dedication of honoring those SJW family members that go above and beyond to help others, and of course to the Donation Knights who are servant leaders for others. These are just some of the student-led clubs that our school uses to enable students to develop into future community leaders. LOVE: One focus for the upcoming school year is that we want each of our families, not just the students, to grow in his/her love of Jesus, our Catholic faith and each other. We have amazing, faith-filled students at SJW, and we want their faith to continue to develop and grow. Our teachers are such remarkable examples of walking like Jesus and living out their faith with love and compassion for all. LEARN: This year, we will continue to excel academically. We want each of our students to feel successful, and sometimes, that success comes from hard work and struggle. Our STAR test scores last year indicated that all of our students were learning and achieving growth at an impressive rate, and this year, we want to challenge them even more to continue our SGP (Student Growth Percentile) increases. Our team of teachers are incredible. We are all dedicated to each of our students` growth towards excellence! Catholic education, especially in these elementary years, has tremendous value in our community. Our school is developing future leaders who share their love with all people and who will continue to learn and grow. We have seen our students go on to incredible high schools and fantastic colleges over the last 60 years, knowing that an important foundation was set here at St. Joseph the Worker School. We will continue to be dedicated to providing that foundation for your child.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1958
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students305 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade St Joseph The Worker School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio28:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size25 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,000
Tuition NotesNon-parish member rate is 5000/year; parish member rate is $4700/year. Please call the office at (818)341-6616 to inquire about tuition rates for more than one child per family to attend.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMr. CJ Kruska, M.A. Ed.
Admissions AssociateMrs. Deborah Borjas


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Flag Football, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Academic Team, Chess Club, Donation Knights - Community Service Club, God Squad - Campus Ministry Team, Knights of the Altar - Altar Servers

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Knight Bucket Brigade - Drumline, Theater Club

School Notes

  • Fully credentialed by:
    • WASC - Western Assiciation of Schools and Coleges
    • WCEA - Western Catholic Eduation Association
    • NCEA - National Catholic Education Association
  • Before- and after-school day care offered
  • Students consistently overachieve on national standardized tests (based on the difference between their tested ability and their actual test scores)
  • Each homeroom has a teacher's aide
  • Caring, safe, inclusive atmosphere
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Woodland Hills
    Grades: K-8 | 265 students
    5.4 miles
    6061 Valley Circle Blvd
    Woodland Hills, CA 91367
    (818) 340-2130
    5.4 K-8
  • Canoga Park
    Grades: PK-K | 24 students
    2.4 miles
    7839 Topanga Canyon Blvd
    Canoga Park, CA 91304
    (818) 346-3035
    2.4 PK-K
  • Canoga Park
    Grades: K-8 | 181 students
    2.4 miles
    22041 Gault St
    Canoga Park, CA 91303
    (818) 592-2894
    2.4 K-8
  • Chatsworth
    Grades: 6-12 | 1948 students
    3.8 miles
    19800 Devonshire St
    Chatsworth, CA 91311
    (818) 360-4211
    3.8 6-12
  • Encino
    Grades: NS-8 | 299 students
    6.2 miles
    4548 Haskell Ave.
    Encino, CA 91436
    (818) 501-4155
    6.2 NS-8

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