At St. Joseph Parish School we live our Faith daily with the children. We understand the strong role a Catholic education provides. We pray daily along with education in Religion as part of the curriculum. We also join in weekly masses or prayer services. We pass on our Catholic Faith as we seek Christ in our daily lives and help students fulfill their God-given potential.
During the 2020-21 school year we were able to safely remain in-person the entire school year during a continued Covid-19 pandemic. The continuation of a face-to-face, positive, rigorous, and faith-filled learning experience has made an incredible impact on our students. While students of other schools following Virtual or Hybrid learning saw significant declines in student achievement, St. Joseph Parish School continued to see strong academic student accomplishments. The faculty of SJPS are dedicated to helping our students grow in mind, body, and spirit. We continue to promote a viable Catholic identity and foster high standards of spiritual, academic and social growth.
In addition to the standard curriculum, SJPS continues to offer valuable instruction that many schools have eliminated due to budget constraints. Our students not only learn math, reading, science, social studies, and religion, but also music, handwriting/cursive, technology, art, and Spanish as part of the weekly curriculum. Students enjoy our large library, piano lessons, and field trips. We continue to offer STEM, athletics, band, choir, and our annual musical in grades 5th—8th. We additionally provide 1:1 technology of iPads or Chromebooks and advanced math and language arts opportunities.
Please Support SJPS
The Annual Fund goes directly to our Operating Budget to make Catholic Education affordable. Tuition only covers 35% of the cost to educate a child each year. The other 30% is generously funded by the Parish, and the remaining 35% is financed through our fundraisers and Annual Fund. Our budget is used judiciously to cover ongoing costs such as teacher salaries, textbooks, necessary technology upgrades and special programming. Please prayerfully consider making a donation today. Donations are 100% tax deductible.
St. Joseph Parish School is pleased to share the news that we have been awarded a grant from The Catholic Community Foundation in the amount of $12,000! This grant will go into a new Angel Fund that will provide tuition assistance for families above and beyond what St. Joseph Parish School is able to provide through scholarships and tuition discounts. Funds will be available beginning in the 2021-22 school year and will remain in the fund as needed.
We are always grateful to our generous donors who fund our Scholarship Fund and help families bridge the gap between the cost to educate a child and actual tuition. Many families have faced hardships during the past year and this generous grant from the TCCF will enable us to offer additional tuition assistance to families in need. St. Joseph Parish School develops the whole child and prepares them to be educated, faithful, dedicated, and reverent servants of society.
Many thanks to Principal Matthews in securing this grant. She has a continued determination to ensure St. Joseph Parish School is able to live our mission of Teaching, Learning, Leading, and Serving as the Hands of Christ.