School Profile

3St. 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 2017 Population: 100

Classes of 2014-2016 Test Results (2017 Data Not Yet Available)
SAT Results: Mid-50% Range (Mean)
Critical Reading: 540-650 (599)
Math: 530-660 (599)
Writing: 530-640 (585)
Composite: 1620-1950 (1783)

ACT Results: Mid-50% Range (Mean)
English: 24-31 (27.6)
Math: 23-29 (26.0)
Reading: 24-32 (27.5)
Science Reasoning: 23-30 (26.2)
Composite: 24-30 (26.6)

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 2014 – 2016:
Students tested: 426 | Tests taken: 770
A score of 3 or above was earned on 81% of AP exams taken.

School of Excellence
The Cardinal Newman Society recognized St. Joseph’s as a 2014 Catholic Education Honor Roll School of Excellence. 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 101 members of the Class of 2016 had 97% entering four-year institutions and 3% entering two-year institutions. They received acceptances from 115 different colleges and universities in 30 states and attended 46 different colleges in 18 states. Ninety-two percent of the Class of 2016 received at least one merit-based scholarship, totaling 11.6 million dollars in merit-based scholarships earned.

Eight members of the Class of 2016 committed to continue their athletic careers in college. In the school’s sixth year of competition in the SC High School League, its teams earned four state titles, and two teams was named state runner-up. In addition, SJCS was awarded the 1A Director’s Cup by the SC Athletic Administrator’s Association (for outstanding excellence in its athletic program).

National Merit Scholarship Competition
The Class of 2016 had one Finalist and five Commended Scholars. Since the school’s inception, there have been forty-six Finalists/Semifinalists, forty-seven Commended, and six National Achievement Scholars. 

Accreditations & Affiliations


  • AdvancEd (formerly SACS)
  • South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
  • National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools (NAPCIS)
  • National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
  • National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
  • South Carolina High School League (SCHSL)
  • Southern Association for College Admissions Counseling (SACAC)
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
  • Palmetto Association of Independent Schools
  • College Board

Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Average Class Size: 18
Faculty Holding Advanced Degrees: 29 (51%)