Admissions Criteria and Process
The academic curriculum at St. Joseph’s Catholic School is college preparatory and intended for those students planning to further their education at the college level. St. Joseph’s admits students working at or above grade level who are highly motivated, organized, and independent, and who possess a strong desire to learn. Admissions decisions are based upon results from the school’s Admissions Test, teacher recommendations, previous academic performance, and the student/family interviews. In the event of limited space, qualified siblings of current students, followed by qualified Catholic students, will be given priority in admissions decisions.
St. Joseph’s Catholic School provides opportunities for all motivated students wishing to receive a quality education. However, the school does not accept students who have been suspended or expelled from other schools or who have exhibited behavioral problems at their current school.
Local applicants to St. Joseph’s will be considered for admission with a start date in August and again in January at the beginning of the second semester. We close admissions for the semester (except to out-of-town transfer students) following our Add/Drop period, about eight days into the start of each semester.
Non-Discrimination Policy: St. Joseph’s Catholic School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions procedures, financial aid/scholarship awards, and/or any other school administered programs.
Applications for the upcoming school year are first made available at the Annual Admissions Open House held in November. In order to be considered for admission to St. Joseph’s, the student and parents should complete the following process.