St. Joseph School
About St. Joseph School
St. Joseph School is a Catholic parish school for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. We foster an environment where each child is appreciated and loved for his/her unique personality and learning style. The outstanding faculty, staff, administration, and pastoral team work collaboratively to create an academic environment that is both challenging and rewarding for our children. Our curriculum is designed to offer a balanced program that engenders spiritual growth, intellectual development, and social responsibility. Students are always encouraged to strive for excellence, develop solid character, and grow into independent, confident, and caring young men and women.
The learning environment at St. Joseph School is influenced by every person in the school community. The understanding of the process of learning, the implications of good teaching strategies, and the effective use of assessment coupled with the understanding of the total learner development creates a vibrant and ever-growing learning community.
Our Mission: St. Joseph School, working within a Christ centered, family-oriented community, offers a quality Catholic education that inspires academic excellence and lifelong learning. Our mission is to form ethical and responsible citizens who demonstrate faith in action through service to others, are competent in 21st century skills, faith-filled, optimistic about the future, and prepared to be servant leaders.
Grades: Full-Time Kindergarten through 8th Grade
Enrollment: 510 Students representing 340 families
Classrooms: Two classes per grade for grades 1-8; three classes for Kindergarten
Administration: Administered by a lay Principal licensed by the State of Virginia NK-8 Elementary Education; Administration K-12 – M.Ed. Administration & Supervision; MA Curriculum and Instruction; BS Elementary Education
Faculty: The SJS faculty team is made up of 27 full time grade-level and encore teachers; Staffed by licensed teachers with one third possessing post-graduate degrees. We also expanded our grade-level teaching team with nine teaching aides.
Distinguished Honors: 2007 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
Academics: Accredited by the Virginia Catholic Education Association whose accreditation process has been approved by the Virginia Council for Private Education as authorized by the Virginia State Board of Education
Top 10% on the nation on Standardized Test Accredited -VCEA
X-STEM registered School – Robotics/Programming integrated within the curriculum
Junior Achievement 1-5
World Language (Spanish) and Advanced Algebra
Electives for grades 7-8
St. Joseph School
750 Peachtree St.
Herndon, VA 20170