St Joseph University School
- St. Joseph Elementary School is the oldest, continually operational Catholic elementary school in the City of Buffalo.
- St. Joseph School opened its doors in 1849 as a German school.
- Our mission is to provide the highest quality Catholic education possible, in an atmosphere of worship, warmth, and wisdom; and to instill the values of living Christ's word, sharing his word, and loving all without exception.
- We believe education is the means through which children are guided in their life-long quest of becoming responsible members of our world community.
- Such a pursuit involves, on our part, the earnest endeavor to discover and cultivate the individual talents of each child and the sincere effort to develop a healthy self esteem which is the basis of ultimate respect for humanity and the world.
- We believe we can attain this end most effectively by communicating the message of Jesus, not only by word, but also by example, thus creating a genuine faith community in which both students and staff can grow in wisdom and grace.
- Since love of neighbor is the touchstone of a truly Christian life, we will encourage students to engage in service outside the school community, thus carrying the gospel message to others more effectively.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)|
Other religious school association(s)
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-8|
|Total Students||198 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 29%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||17 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||12:1|
National avg.: 13:1
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Buffalo Grades: K-8 | 374 students
399 Woodward Ave
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 836-1191 1.6 K-8
- Buffalo Grades: PK-8 | 298 students
104 New Amsterdam Ave
Buffalo, NY 14216
(716) 877-5035 2 PK-8
- Buffalo Grades: PK-8 | 148 students
1988 Clinton Street
Buffalo, NY 14206
(716) 822-8057 5.7 PK-8