At St. Joseph School, our goal is to prepare students for a bright future with an educational program rich in academic excellence, traditional Catholic values and a loving, nurturing environment. Please call us to set up a private tour of at 865-1491.
Accredited by SACS, St. Joseph School offers a diversified curriculum as well as a variety of extra-curricular activities. Curriculum includes: Art, Computer, Music, Physical Education, Religion, Spanish, and Library. Extra curricular Programs include: Athletic Programs for grades K-8, Choir, Band, Forensics, Scouts and SJS Broadcasting & Video club.
A Before and After School Care Program and Bus service are also available.
“St. Joseph school is doing a masterful job of producing good kids, with good scores, good
attitudes, the right perspective on work, and with a willingness to lead their peers.”
Pope John Paul II High School Headmaster
Current JPII Students From SJS...
43% of current 10th, 11th, and 12th graders from SJS are enrolled in at least one AP class.
57% of current 10th, 11th, and 12th graders from SJS maintain a 3.5 or higher unweighted GPA (4.0 scale).
80% of current 9th grade students from SJS are enrolled in Advanced English, Science, and/or Math classes.
21% of current 9th-12th grade students from SJS are involved in school leadership organizations (House Council or Societas).
C.J. Martin, who was a middle school teacher and assistant principal at St. Joseph School before he left to become the principal of a Catholic school in Georgia, will return to Nashville to become St. Joseph’s principal beginning with the next school year. Martin grew up in Middletown, Ohio, which is located between Cincinnati and Dayton, and attended Catholic schools through high school. His father was a teacher, coach and administrator at a Catholic high school. While a student at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, “I had an opportunity to coach high school football,” Martin said. “I fell in love with working with the kids.” After graduating from college, he taught at a school in Middletown for a year and then moved to St. Joseph, where he was a middle school history and literature, the school athletic director and football coach, winning a parochial league championship.
During his last year at St. Joseph, Martin served as the school’s assistant principal, working with then principal Sister Mary John, O.P. Martin called her “a wonderful mentor to me, both professionally and personally.” Sister Mary John encouraged Martin to apply for the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program through the Alliance for Catholic Education at the University of Notre Dame. The program is designed to prepare leaders for Catholic schools. Students in the three-year program take courses on the Notre Dame campus for six to eight weeks each summer and take two courses per semester online during the school year. “The program starts off with a plethora of information about how to be the best spiritual, academic and community leader you can be,” Martin said. “With those three things, the other things fall into place.” “What we learned at Notre Dame is directly applicable to your everyday vocation” as a Catholic school principal, Martin said.
We are excited to offer weekly sessions in June and July for students enrolled at St. Joseph School and throughout the community. These sessions are at a lower rate than other camps in the area and utilize the strengths and talents of the teachers and parents we have at St. Joseph School.
Camps include: Algebra1, History Detectives, Volleyball, Craft & Snack, Hands on Science, and Kindergarten Boot Camp.
Materials and Supplies are covered in camp fees. Some camps will be limited to 10 students with priority given to early registration. All camps are divided by ages or grades. The grades specified are for the grade your child will be enrolled in the 2015-2016 school year.
To see see the full list of camps and download a registration form go to Summer Enrichment 2015
Eight 7th grade students from St. Joseph School have been invited to participate in this year’s Duke Talent Identification Program. The Talent Program identifies academically talented 7th graders based on standardized test scores. Students must have scored at the 95th percentile or higher on the IOWA tests taken last spring to qualify for the Duke program. The students have now taken the ACT college entrance exam and may earn recognition at the State level or Grand recognition and be invited to a ceremony at Duke University.
For more information about the Duke TIP Program go to Duke Talent Identification Program .
Blue & Gold Gala
Saturday, April 11
Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club
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