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?
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.