Why choose Saint Joseph Elementary School?


SJES made us feel like family…

"Words cannot express how deeply we love SJES. When choosing an elementary school we researched four Catholic schools in the area. We looked at the academics, religious education and culture of each of the schools and we felt SJES came out on top. SJES made us feel like family from the moment we walked through the door. As the years have gone by, we are so happy with the decision we made. Our girls are getting an amazing education and making the best of friends. They feel so much love each day when they are in school, which is so important in a young child's life. SJES is such a warm community we feel blessed to be a part of. We will forever be grateful!"

— Kristie McManus, current parent




The teachers are dynamic…

"We consider ourselves so blessed to send our two boys to Saint Joe's. The school has a warm and nurturing environment. Right from wrong and respect for others is consistently taught and reinforced in a manner that we as parents strive to do. The teachers are dynamic and enthusiastic while challenging the children to do their very best in a loving way. STREAM has become a favorite class with fun and educational ways of exploring and learning!"

— Diane and Paul Schwerdt, current and former parent



I am thankful everyday…

"I feel blessed every day to teach here. I look forward to coming to school and seeing my Kindergarteners bound down the hall to our room. I am thankful every day that I am able to work with the brilliant, caring, passionate coworkers and administrators here at Saint Joe's and I can only hope that I am able to follow their footsteps for years to come."

— Miss Horne, teacher




To think beyond themselves…

"I love how Saint Joe's instills and teaches our kids from a young age to think beyond themselves and how to relate to others."

—current parent




You can see their work, care and attention…


"As the parent of a new kindergarten student, I can't express my gratitude enough with the way that my daughter has been welcomed into the Saint Joseph Elementary School family. While the academic curriculum, STREAM program, planned upgrades to the school facilities and overall feel of the school are excellent, it all starts with Mrs. Kelly and her wonderful staff. You can see their work, care and attention in each student when you visit. I'm excited for the great things to come."

—Jim S., current parent



Steadfast in its core values…


"I feel so grateful to send my children to Saint Joseph each day. The school has continued to innovate, but it is steadfast in its core values of faith, community, and nurturing the young minds we entrust them with each day."

—Regan Fradette



We are blessed…


"This is my 7th year as a St. Joe's parent. We are blessed to be part of such a wonderful community. We have been very pleased with the academic rigor balanced by a nurturing environment. The addition of the STREAM program this year has been fantastic and a huge hit with my children."

—current parent



We made the right choice…

"We chose Saint Joe’s because it has high standards, a strong community, and a commitment to educating the whole person. Our girls (i) have been challenged and nurtured, (ii) love their teachers and classmates, and (iii) are proud members of the Saint Joe’s community. We made the right choice."

— TJ and Ellen Murphy




We sought an education that incorporated a Catholic identity…

"Saint Joseph Elementary School has been a wonderful choice for our family as we sought an education that incorporated a Catholic identity. We have been pleased by the academic rigor and nuturing learning environment fostered by dedicated and caring faculty. In addition, the Saint Joe's community has significantly enriched our family through shared faith, friendship and a commitment to service."

— parent



An amazing community…

"Saint Joe's Elementary School has been wonderful for our family. It is not only an amazing community but the caliber of education has increased every year. The teachers and staff are dedicated to bettering themselves as educators. They are committed towards providing our children with a superior academic experience augmented with faith based values."

—parent




The incredible staff is so dedicated…


"Saint Joes is an amazing community which fosters the academic, social, emotional, and spiritual growth of each and every child. It is a warm and nurturing environment, in which students and parents and teachers come together as a family. The incredible staff is so dedicated and helps each child become the best that they can be."

—current parent



Beyond our greatest expectation…

"Our four sons all love Saint Joe's. The reception we have been given by the school community has been beyond our greatest expectation. We sincerely appreciate our inclusion into this outstanding educational environment. The love, caring and understanding demonstrated by faculty and administration is the heart of the school. The spiritual growth in our boys because of the Saint Joseph influence has been joyous to witness."

—current parent




We are always looking to do more and improve…

"Saint Joe's Elementary School is the perfect choice for our family. I have learned over the past 3 years that it provides a loving and supportive environment that offers a balanced emphasis on developing my children's mind, body and spirit. My two daughters love coming to school every single day. I have the utmost respect and support for the Principal at SJES and I am confident that she is creating a safe place where my kid's will be exposed to appropriate and always evolving academic rigor as well as daily learning that promotes positive community involvement along with family values. She has been quoted many times saying "Saint Joes is thriving, however we are always looking to do more and improve." Those words are exactly what we want to hear as parents."

—Marcia Murphy


One big family…


Saint Joe's is a warm & welcoming community. It truly feels like we are part of one big family! It is an excellent environment that our two daughters thrive in!

—Liz & Chris Nichols, current parents


We continue to be impressed…

"We are so happy with our decision to transfer our daughter to Saint Joe's. She came as a third grader, and she could not have been more warmly welcomed. By the end of September, it was as though she had always been part of the community. She has made nice friends and loves to go to school every day. We find the staff to be warm, welcoming, open, responsive, and above all -- happy to work where they do. Everyone at Saint Joe's clearly loves children and teaching. We continue to be impressed by the school's dedication to professional development and the idea that there is always something to be learned."

— Robin Horrigan, current parent




They know each of my children as individuals…

"As a parent, knowing you’ve made the right decision for your child is everything. At Saint Joe’s, our children are greeted each day with a warm smile and positive environment. The nurturing faculty and staff know each of my children as individuals, allowing them each to grow, thrive and enjoy new experiences in their own unique way. Both academically and spiritually, we know we have made the right choice for our children – and that means the world to us."


— parent




I feel very lucky to be a part of this learning community…

"This is my fourth year teaching second grade at Saint Joe's and I feel very lucky to be a part of this learning community. I love seeing my former students as they take on new challenges, leadership roles, and stretch their learning. Often, my former students stop by to say hello or to share something that they are learning. Second grade is a really special year. I love to support my students as they prepare for two sacraments. One of my favorite days of the year is First Communion. Second graders work hard to prepare themselves for this day and they always do a great job. Family and friends gather and I love to see students' faces as they take part in the service. There are many wonderful events and traditions at our school!"

— Miss Flanagan, teacher




They make collaboration easy…

"I have never worked with a better group of teachers and specialists, they are all so positive and student strength focused. As a counselor it helps me that they try every possible intervention and classroom strategy to help their students. I am confident that when these teachers raise a concern they have gone above and beyond what is asked of them to help a child. They make collaboration easy because they all have such amazing personalities."

—Miss McShane, school counselor



He knows he is special and loved…

New to St. Joe's this year, our family already sees the powerful effect of combining forward-thinking, innovative curriculum with the gentler environment that seems to come naturally from a faith-based school. I am excited that my Pre-K student will delve into coding in the STREAMworks lab, that he has already learned to write numbers 1-6 and that he comes home counting beyond 100 and singing a variety of songs and rhymes. I am, however, even MORE delighted that he tells me that he loves his teachers, that he knows he is special and loved, and that his school day "wasn't just good....it was great!"

—current parent



Everyone at the school and their families are engaged…

"My wife and I had heard great things from our friends about Saint Joe's. We had been pretty set on our neighborhood elementary school, but decided to tour. As we toured with Mrs. Kelly, we were both blown away by her excitement, but more importantly with the enthusiasm of the children in every class. We walked into each grade and were greeted with smiles and incredible enthusiasm from every child in every classroom. This sold us, and what a great decision it has been! Our son is in Kindergarten and loves Ms. B! He looks forward all week to his STREAM class and this exposure is just incredible, as is the religious education he is receiving. Everyone at the school and their families are engaged. It truly is an amazing place!"

—Bill Lovett