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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 2022 Population: 108

Classes of 2021 Test Results

SAT Results: Mid-50% Range (Mean)
Critical Reading: 580-690 (629)
Math: 540-660 (600)
Composite: 1120-1340 (1222)

ACT Results: Mid-50% Range (Mean)
English: 23-32 (27)
Math: 22-28 (25)
Reading: 23-33 (28)
Science Reasoning: 23-28 (26)
Composite: 23-29 (26)

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 2022:
Students tested: 153
Tests taken: 249
A score of 3 or above was earned on 88% of AP exams taken.

School of Excellence
Since 2004, the Cardinal Newman Society recognized SJCS as a 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 108 members of the Class of 2022 had 98% entering four-year institutions, 1% entering two-year institutions, and 1% pursuing a gap year. They received acceptances from 130 different colleges and universities, 32 states and DC, and attended 39 different colleges in 16 states and DC.

Complete listing of college acceptances for the Classes of 2018 through 2022

Ninety-eight percent of the Class of 2022 received at least one merit-based scholarship, totaling 14 million dollars in merit-based scholarships earned.

Fourteen members of the Class of 2022 committed to continuing their athletic careers in college. In the school’s twelfth year of competition in the SC High School League, its teams earned three state titles, and one team was state runner-up. 

National Merit Scholarship Competition
The Class of 2022 had two Finalists and two Commended Scholars. Since the school’s first graduation in 1997, there have been fifty-seven Finalists/Semifinalists, fifty-nine Commended Scholars, six National Achievement Scholars, three National Hispanic Scholars, and thirteen National Recognition Program Scholars.

2022-2023 School Profile

Accreditations & Affiliations

  • Serving and Accrediting Independent Schools (SAIS)
  • Cognia (Formerly AdvancEd)
  • National Catholic Education Association (NCEA)
  • Palmetto Association of Independent
    Schools (PAIS)
  • Southern Association for College Admission
    Counseling (SACAC)
  • National Association for College Admission
    Counseling (NACAC)
  • South Carolina High School League (SCHSL)

Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Average Class Size: 16
Faculty Holding Advanced Degrees: 43 (73%)