Why families have selected St. Joseph’s Catholic School?

A reputation well beyond Greenville…

St. Joseph’s Catholic School has accomplished a lot in our first 25 years and we continue to strive for excellence. Our reputation for providing a thorough educational experience has expanded well beyond Greenville. Indeed, the Cardinal Newman Society has recognized us as both at a “Top 50” Catholic School in America and named us to the “School of Excellence” list since its inception in 2004. Colleges and universities from all over America have welcomed our graduates, including schools such as Brown, Duke, Georgetown, Notre Dame, Clemson, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, the Air Force Academy, the Naval Academy, and West Point, just to name a few.

Teacher Quality

St. Joseph’s recruits teachers both from within the academic vocation and from professional fields outside education. Our faculty of more than 50 teachers is made up of career-educators, former business and industry leaders, and practitioners from various walks of life. More than 45% have graduate degrees in the fields in which they teach, and SJCS has a comprehensive evaluation and development program for all our teachers. Longevity is a key indicator of success in teaching, and many of our teachers have been at SJCS for ten years or more.


St. Joseph’s offers 14 Advanced Placement courses, all taught by College Board approved members of the faculty. We also offer honors courses throughout the high school curriculum, as well as a range of electives including Astronomy, Organic Chemistry, Creative Writing, Fundamentals of Statistics, Religion and Science, and Biblical Studies. Our Fine Arts course offerings are equally robust, and include Band, Strings, Chorus, Theater Production, and Dance.

Our middle school curriculum is designed to initiate students into a rigorous college preparatory setting, and includes arts, science, mathematics, literature, history, religion, and separate grammatical instruction. St. Joseph’s is firmly committed to writing instruction, and this is a hallmark of our middle school in particular.

At St. Joseph’s we believe there is no substitute for hard work, and our curriculum is designed to develop a consistent work ethic in our students.

Educational Leadership…

The educational administration at St. Joseph’s includes our Head of School, Keith Kiser, who has been at SJCS since July 2000. Mr. Kiser possesses a master’s degree in Education from Duquesne, and is assisted by Dr. Steven Jones, Academic Dean, and Andrea Bell, the Dean of Student Life. Dr. Jones taught at the college level for 11 years before relocating to Greenville to join the faculty at St. Joseph’s, while Mrs. Bell worked in Greenville County Schools for more than a decade as a teacher, assistant principal, and district-trained faculty evaluator before joining St. Joseph’s.