We are a Catholic elementary school in Needham, Massachusetts for students pre-kindergarten through grade 5.

School News


St. Joseph Elementary School has completed 'Phase One' of its $3 million renovation project, funded by its Building for Tomorrow Capital Campaign. Thanks to the generosity of school families, alumni, parishioners, and other donors, the lower level of the school has been transformed, including the cafeteria, library, music/drama space and STREAM (science • technology • religion • engineering • arts • math) classroom.

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At Saint Joseph Elementary School, we SEEK God first, STRIVE for academic excellence, SHARE our gifts and talents, and SERVE each other and the world. For the past three years we have used SEEK and STRIVE and SHARE so this year we will be using SERVE as our theme for the year. We will serve each other and the world by helping others and by giving back to those in need. We will do this in our words, in our prayers, and in our actions. This theme of SERVING will be carried out in both the classrooms and in the larger school community.

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Two of our fabulous teachers, Kyle Ganley (5th) and Julie Scott (K), participated in the Saints and Scholars Podcast hosted by Superintendent Kathy Mears. Check it out!

In the podcast you can hear why we love Mr. Ganley and Ms. Scott—and why they are a special part of Saint Joe's!
You can find it on iTunes by searching "Saints and Scholars" and it's also available here:
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What I love about Saint Joe's is that since the beginning, it felt like my grade and the teachers are like a second family to me.

Elementary Calendar

We are very excited about the launch of our new STREAM (science • technology • religion • engineering • arts • math) program! It is complete with a STREAMworks Lab.

Saint Joseph Elementary School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges acknowledged our continued accreditation. "The Commission particularly commended the entire school community for continuing to seek excellence in all areas, including improving an already strong technology program, adding a high quality pre‐kindergarten program, and working collaboratively with education professionals within and beyond the school."

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