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.
Our primary purpose is to help each child fulfill his maximum potential for good while aquiring a quality education. This is accomplished through a diverse curriculum built around a strong academic program tailored to the needs of each student and each grade level.
A Before and After School Care Program and Bus service are also available.
New student applications are due January 24, 2014. After first round admissions are determined, applications received after January 24 will be considered on a rolling basis. Re-enrollment contracts for current families are due by February 14, 2014. Acceptance letters will be mailed on March 3, 2014.
Call the school office to schedule a private tour at (615) 865-1491
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Dear parents of St. Joseph,
As headmaster of Pope John Paul II High School, I thought that the St. Joseph community would appreciate my perspective on St. Joseph school, from the vantage point of one who receives 80-90% of your 8th grade graduates each year.
All incoming ninth graders must take a placement test for admission to JPII. Our test measures proficiency in language arts, reading and mathematics. Typically we have about 220 kids take the test each year, and we can aggregate that data by the schools they’ve attended and compare that with overall scores.
Despite the fact that the average applicant to JPII is generally strong, incoming students from St. Joseph this year eclipsed the average applicant’s score in every subtest. St. Joe kids scored 5 points higher in reading, 5 points higher in language arts, and an extraordinary 18 points better in mathematics, for a composite score that was 8 points beyond the average applicant’s score.
Furthermore, students from St. Joseph do well once they get here. This year’s seniors who hailed from St. Joseph four years ago are graduating with an average grade point average (GPA) of 3.5. Current juniors, sophomores and freshmen from St. Joseph have average GPA’s between 3.48 and 3.51. These consistent performances show that St. Joseph kids are well prepared for the work here.
A member of our SJS family who is about to begin treatment for brain cancer donated her hair to Locks of Love before she loses it. And so did we at a school wide "Hair-A-Thon"! Join us in praying to Bl. Chiara Luce Badano for her healing and strength.
Click the link below to see the Channel 2 story of the St. Joseph School "Hair-A-Thon"
Prayer to Blessed Chiara Luce Badano
O Father, fount of every good, we give You thanks for the wonderful testimony of Blessed Chiara Badano.
Filled with the Holy Spirit and guided by the radiant light of Jesus,
she believed firmly in Your infinite love, and wished to return it with all her strength, surrendering herself in complete trust
to Your paternal will. We humbly beseech You that You may also grant us the gift to live with You and for You, and ask You, if it
complete healing and strength for Jessica through Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
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 will now take the ACT college entrance exam in February. Congratulations!