We are a Catholic elementary school in Needham, Massachusetts for students pre-kindergarten through grade 5.
Adding a new preschool program in Sept. 2019!

School News


The Kids Healthy Minds Initiative (KHMI) is a new mental health awareness and community education program offered across the Archdiocese of Boston in partnership with mental health clinicians from Franciscan Children's.

The prevalence of youth mental illness is staggering. In the US, 20% of children and adolescents have mental health diagnosis. Failure to detect and treat mental illness early can have a significant impact on a child's potential and success later in life.

Read more about St. Joseph Elementary School to Host Kids Healthy Minds Initiative Program on December 5th

St. Joseph Elementary School unveils a new playground as part of its $3 million renovation project to its main building. The playground includes a play structure, outdoor classroom, and chess & checkers tables. This new space completes the renovation project which has also included a new STREAMworks Lab for collaborative, hands-on learning and a renovated "HUB" cafeteria and meeting space.

Read more about St. Joe's Unveils New Playground!

We are pleased to announce St. Joe's is adding a 3 year-old Preschool 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.

Read more about St. Joseph Elementary School Adds 3-Year-Old Preschool Program, Beginning the 2019-2020 School Year
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."