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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 2021 Population: 104

Classes of 2021 Test Results

SAT Results: Mid-50% Range (Mean)
Critical Reading: 600-710 (650)
Math: 540-660 (600)
Composite: 1160-1350 (1253)

ACT Results: Mid-50% Range (Mean)
English: 24-35 (29)
Math: 23-29 (26)
Reading: 26-34 (30)
Science Reasoning: 23-31 (27)
Composite: 23-32 (28)

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 2021:
Students tested: 146
Tests taken: 261
A score of 3 or above was earned on 93.5% 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 104 members of the Class of 2021 had 91% entering four-year institutions and 6% entering two-year institutions. They received acceptances from 123 different colleges and universities in 2 countries, 36 states and DC, and attended 35 different colleges in 17 states and DC.

Ninety-eight percent of the Class of 2021 received at least one merit-based scholarship, totaling 14 million dollars in merit-based scholarships earned.

Nine members of the Class of 2021 committed to continuing their athletic careers in college. In the school’s eleventh year of competition in the SC High School League, its teams earned two state titles, and three teams were state runners-up. 

National Merit Scholarship Competition
The Class of 2021 had two Finalists and one Commended Scholars. Since the school’s first graduation in 1997, there have been fifty-five Finalists/Semifinalists, fifty-seven Commended, six National Achievement Scholars, and three National Hispanic Scholars.

2021-2022 School Profile

Accreditations & Affiliations

  • Cognia (Formerly AdvancEd)
  • South Carolina Independent School
    Association (SCISA)
  • National Catholic Education Association (NCEA)
  • Palmetto Association of Independent
    Schools (PAIS)
  • Southern Association for College Admission
  • National Association for College Admission
  • South Carolina High School League (SCHSL)

Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Average Class Size: 16
Faculty Holding Advanced Degrees: 35 (58%)