We know you want the best for your children, and we do, too!

  • Does our family have to be Catholic to attend St. Joseph Catholic School?

    No! We welcome non-Catholic families. According to the teachings of the Catholic Church, “the Catholic school’s proper function is to create a special atmosphere animated by the Gospel spirit of freedom and charity.” It is this embedded Gospel spirit that exposes children to moral values in the classroom every day.

  • What is your average class size?

    Our average class size is 16 students. We have one classroom of each grade.

  • Is busing available for SJCS students?

    Busing is provided for students who live within the boundaries of the city of St. Joseph.

  • Do you have special services for students who need extra help?

    Yes. Students can receive Title 1 and special education services through St. Cloud School District. We also have a reading specialist at SJCS.

  • Does SJCS have after school care programs?

    Our after school care program runs until 5:30 p.m. each day. We also offer summer program for our students PK-5. We do not have before care.

  • Are there any speciality classes?

    We currently offer physical education, music, art, and technology integration for all of our students.

  • How does tuition work?

    St. Joseph Catholic School does not turn anyone away due to financial concerns. Please contact us to discuss scholarship options.

  • What is expected of parents in regards to fundraising?

    We have a few fundraisers each year that we ask families to participate in including Rocktoberfest and a fall service project of raking leaves for those in need.

  • Does SJCS offer hot breakfast & lunch?

    Yes, both breakfast and lunch are free!

  • Can we enroll our child in the middle of a school year?

    Yes, let’s chat!  We ask that you call the school office to set up a meeting with the principal prior to registering.

  • Do SJCS students wear uniforms?

    No, however we do have a dress code for our students.

  • Do you follow the calendar of local area school districts?

    We use a hybrid calendar created from the St. Cloud Public Schools and Catholic Community Schools.

  • Does St. Joseph Catholic School follow the curriculum standards required by the State of Minnesota?

    Yes. We use the Minnesota standards as guidelines as a basis for our curriculum.

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