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 February 3, 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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St. Joseph School recently hosted a Spring Extravaganza that included a production of Alice in Wonderland based on the books Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. The entire 5thgrade class participated in the production as well as the school’s choirs and poetry readings by students in St. Joseph School’s Forensics program. Music teacher Crystal Kurek directed and choreographed the production and Art teacher Jennifer George was the Assistant Director and Set Director. The students presented four performances to a standing ovation of parents, grandparents, friends, students, faculty and staff.
28 St. Joseph School 8th graders recently boarded a bus and traveled to Atlanta for the inaugural Stand for Life Atlanta.
Stand for Life, designed to commemorate and focus attention on the 1973 Supreme Court decisions, hosted events in both Atlanta and Washington, D.C.
Individuals and groups in attendance held large signs and banners on each of the 17 sidewalk blocks between the Cathedral and Lenox Square in Atlanta.
They ended the day handing out Holy Cards to people passing by as part of Evangelization for Life.
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.
Perhaps more importantly, they come with the right habits of learning—and that’s not only true for your top students; it’s true for your students for whom school is harder. My wife teaches geometry at JPII to sophomores who are in the non-honors curriculum. One of the reasons that many of those kids are in the non-honors curriculum is because their work habits are so inconsistent. Not so for the St. Joseph kids. Off the cuff a few weeks ago, my wife remarked that as a group, the St. Joseph kids in her geometry class did their homework and came to class with the right attitudes about work. They were a “pleasure to teach.”