Frequently Asked Questions about St. Joseph School
1. What is the cost of tuition?
To view our current tuition schedule, click here.
2. Does St. Joseph School Provide tuition assistance?
Yes, we do! Our tuition assistance is needs based and follows a set process. The process begins at registration time by filing an application. Once reviewed, parents will be notified on the amount of assistance they will receive.
3. Is an extended day program available?
Yes, our extended day program is called Clubhouse and is available to all of the children of our school. It opens daily at 6:30 a.m. and it runs from the time school ends at 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the evening. A nominal fee is charged based on the number of children and the amount of hours used. Parents are billed weekly.
4. Does St. Joseph have a Pre-School program?
Yes, we do! We have a Pre-3 and Pre-4 full day or half day option. Our full day program runs from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Our half day program runs from 8:00 a.m - 11:30 a.m. For more information on our Pre-School programs click here.
5. What are the benefits of sending my child to St. Joseph School?
The benefits are many. First, as a faculty we work together with parents to ensure every child's success. We are deeply committed to helping children succeed. We establish high expectations and we work to develop self-esteem and respect for one another. We strive to instill a sense of peace, justice and responsibility in all our students. Moreover, our school has a rich academic tradition. Our students are well prepared for their future as they are all accepted in to their respective high schools. Our students in grades 2-7 take standardized test yearly. This helps us determine our strengths and needed curriculum improvements so that our program remains effective.
6. What kind of religious program will St. Joseph provide my child?
Every student from Pre-3 through 8th Grade receives daily religious instruction. The goals for the different levels of instruction are based on the developmental needs of the children, the deepening of moral values and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Our students are prepared to receive the sacraments. Our students attend the weekly 8:30 a.m. Mass on Wednesday and prepare for the music by attending liturgical music every Friday. Non-Catholic students are welcome to attend St. Joseph School. Non-Catholics participate in religion classes and attend the weekly liturgies.
7. How do parents get involved at St. Joseph School?
We welcome parents as volunteers. The success of our many fundraisers and the volunteering done by our parents helps
to keep our tuition reasonable. Without the sacrifice of our parent volunteers, we could never offer the program we do.
Our parents volunteer in numerous capacities including the Carnival, Spring Swing, and Walk-A-Thon to name a few.
8. What extra-curricular programs are offered?
Children in K-8 can join our school teams which include: co-ed soccer for grades K-3, girls and boys basketball, girl’s volleyball and bowling for all children in Pre-3 through 8th Grade. Beyond sports our school offers Girl Scouts, Student Council, Yearbook, Altar Serving and Chess as a way for everyone to get involved.
9. Does St. Joseph offer additional ways to help students who need additional assistance?
Yes, we do! We have two programs to help students achieve their fullest potential. Our school currently hosts a Homework
Room daily from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. A different teacher hosts Homework Room each day.
Homework Room provides a quiet, focused place for students to concentrate on their homework, while having a teacher available to answer questions. Secondly, we have a Title1 Sylvan Tutoring program where children are pulled out of class to increase their skills in Reading and Math. The Sylvan program is based on parent or teacher recommendation.