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High School

Dr. Steven Jones
Director of the High School

"Thank you for visiting St. Joseph's website! I'm very glad you're considering our High School for your student, and look forward to talking with you in the future. Our philosophy is very simple: we have high expectations for our students, and we offer high levels of support to help them reach their goals. Our graduates often tell me that they realized the full benefit of a St. Joseph's education after their first few weeks of college classes. If you're looking for a place where your student is going to be fully prepared for what comes next, I invite you to look at St. Joe's!"

Situated on a 36-acre campus centrally located in Greenville County, St. Joseph’s High School provides a rigorous liberal arts curriculum with challenging college-preparatory, honors, and Advanced Placement classes utilizing co-educational 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.

The school maintains a 100% college acceptance rate. St. Joseph’s SAT and ACT averages, as well as AP pass rates, consistently surpass the county, state, and national averages.

High School Course Catalog

St. Joseph’s offers 23 honors classes within English, Mathematics, Science, Foreign Language and History and 14 AP classes, including English Literature and Language, Calculus, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Spanish, U.S. History and Government, European History and Art History. View our High School Course Catalog and full Seven Year Program of Study.

Graduation Requirements 

St. Joseph’s Catholic School is a member of and accredited by Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS). Therefore, students must meet all SAIS requirements for graduation. To receive a high school diploma from St. Joseph’s Catholic School, a student entering as a freshman must:

  • Successfully complete 25.5 course credits
  • Complete 65 hours of Community Service
  • Take the SAT or ACT
  • Apply to at least one college

Class of 2021
SAT & ACT Averages

SJCS Average
SAT: 1250
ACT: 28
Greenville County (Public) Average:
SAT: 1059
ACT: 19.9
State (Public) Average:
SAT: 1028
ACT: 18.3
National Average:
SAT: 1060
ACT: 20.3