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

School News


We are pleased to announce St. Joe's is adding a 3 year-old pre-school program, starting in September 2019. The new classroom expansion will further our school's early education program and serves as a perfect transition into our Pre-K program for our young students.

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The Rotary Club of Needham, along with help from Galway Masonry, recently installed a "Buddy Bench" at St. Joseph Elementary School. The bench is a simple way to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground. The teachers at St. Joe's have taught their students that if they see someone sitting on the bench that means they are feeling lonely or left out, and the other students should go talk to them and include them in their recess activity.

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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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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.

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."