We are a Catholic elementary school in Needham, Massachusetts for students pre-kindergarten through grade 5.
We are adding a new preschool program in Sept. 2019!
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St. Joseph Elementary School's STREAM program is a favorite at the school. In the newly renovated STREAMworks Lab students solve real-world problems, are given the opportunity to build critical thinking skills, and make connections among school, community, and the world, within a hands-on creative environment. The school is expanding its curriculum and is participating in two pilot programs. Our STREAM team faculty will also be presenting our projects and collaborating with other teachers in the field.

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The Catholic Schools Office has shared their Predictability Index of the 63 elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Boston. It included results of meeting targets in the key areas of Mission and Catholic Identity, Academic Excellence, Operational Vitality and Finances. Saint Joseph Elementary School received the highest rating given, a green rating! Fifteen schools were assessed green, thirty-three schools were assessed at yellow, and fifteen schools were assessed at red.

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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.

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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.

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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."