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 Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other religious school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students198 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
66%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade St Joseph University School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Buffalo
    Grades: K-8 | 374 students
    1.6 miles
    399 Woodward Ave
    Buffalo, NY 14214
    (716) 836-1191
    1.6 K-8
    374
  • Buffalo
    Grades: NS-12 | 257 students
    4.5 miles
    39 Academy St
    Buffalo, NY 14221
    (716) 634-4821
    4.5 NS-12
    257
  • Buffalo
    Grades: PK-8 | 298 students
    2 miles
    104 New Amsterdam Ave
    Buffalo, NY 14216
    (716) 877-5035
    2 PK-8
    298
  • Buffalo
    Grades: PK-12 | 310 students
    2.3 miles
    4625 Harlem Rd
    Buffalo, NY 14226
    (716) 839-1242
    2.3 PK-12
    310
  • Buffalo
    Grades: PK-8 | 148 students
    5.7 miles
    1988 Clinton Street
    Buffalo, NY 14206
    (716) 822-8057
    5.7 PK-8
    148

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