School Profile

St. Joseph’s Catholic School is a private, Roman Catholic, coeducational, college-preparatory day school serving nearly 700 students in grades six through twelve. Recognized and approved by and within the Diocese of Charleston, St. Joseph’s seeks academic excellence and strives to form the minds, hearts, and souls of its students in the likeness of Christ. Situated on a 36-acre campus centrally located in Greenville County, the school provides a rigorous liberal arts curriculum with challenging college preparatory,honors, and Advanced Placement classes utilizing both coeducational (high school) and single-gender (middle school) instruction. The school’s spiritual environment, rooted in the teachings of the Catholic Church, helps to create a joyful, Christ-centered school in which students can learn and grow. St. Joseph’s also offers more than 100 co-curricular activities, including athletics and fine arts, as well as academic, leadership, service, and personal enrichment clubs and organizations.

School & Student Distinctions

Class of 2020 Population: 102

Classes of 2019 Test Results
SAT Results: Mid-50% Range (Mean)
Critical Reading: 590-690 (642)
Math: 540-695 (620)
Composite: 1140-1400 (1262)

ACT Results: Mid-50% Range (Mean)
English: 24-33 (27.8)
Math: 23-28 (25.6)
Reading: 25-33 (28.4)
Science Reasoning: 23-29 (26.3)
Composite: 24-30 (26.7)

AP Examinations
Students are admitted into AP courses based on grades in prerequisite courses, teacher recommendations, and PSAT scores. All students enrolled in AP courses are required to take the AP exams. During 2019:
Students tested: 148
Tests taken: 267
A score of 3 or above was earned on 86% of AP exams taken.

School of Excellence
The Cardinal Newman Society again recognized St. Joseph’s as a Catholic Education Honor Roll School of Excellence in Fall 2017. Honor Roll schools are marked by the integration of Catholic identity throughout all aspects of their programs, as well as excellence in academics.

College Acceptance and Scholarship
Traditionally, all graduates attend college with the majority entering four-year institutions. The 109 members of the Class of 2019 had 98% entering four-year institutions and 2% entering two-year institutions. They received acceptances from 123 different colleges and universities in 28 states, and attended 36 different colleges in 17 states. Ninety-nine percent of the Class of 2019 received at least one merit-based scholarship, totaling 20.5 million dollars in merit-based scholarships earned.

Thirteen members of the Class of 2019 committed to continuing their athletic careers in college. In the school’s ninth year of competition in the SC High School League, its teams earned five state titles, and one team was state runner-up. In addition, SJCS was awarded the 2A Carlisle Cup by the SC Athletic Administrators Association (for outstanding excellence in its athletic program).

National Merit Scholarship Competition
The Class of 2019 had two Finalists, and two Commended Scholars. Since the school’s inception, there have been fifty-one Finalists/Semifinalists, fifty-four Commended, six National Achievement Scholars, and two National Hispanic Scholars.

Accreditations & Affiliations
  • AdvancEd (Formerly SACS)
  • South Carolina Independent School
  • National Catholic Education Association
  • National Association of Private Catholic
    and Independent Schools
  • Palmetto Association of Independent
  • Southern Association for College Admission
  • National Association for College Admission

Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Average Class Size: 17
Faculty Holding Advanced Degrees: 31 (57%)


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