We are a Catholic elementary school in Needham, Massachusetts for students preschool through grade 5.
Learn more.


School News

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Thank you again to all of you for your donations to the Thanksgiving food drive. We explained to our students that between the two schools we fed 1,000 people who would not have had a Thanksgiving dinner. Thank you to Mrs. Mary Ann Brady, Mrs. Sue Brady, and Mrs. Alice Owens for organizing the food drive. It was fabulous to have Mrs. Bello back to help on that Tuesday, as she had been the coordinator for twenty years.


Read more about Thanksgiving Food Drive

It was wonderful to see so many of you at our fifth grade production of Frozen Jr.! What talented students we have here at St. Joseph Elementary School! Spectacular, amazing, and fabulous are words that come to mind when describing the performance. We are grateful for all the support from our fifth grade parents, as they have been working as hard as the children since September on costumes, staging, scenery, props, programs and more. Of course, none of this would be possible without the fantastic teachers who work to share their love of music and theater with our youngsters. Thank you to Mrs. Pratt, Miss Boland, Miss McShane, and Miss Mulrenan!


Read more about Fifth Grade Play

The fifth graders once again made fleece blankets for Franciscan Children's as well as homeless shelters and hospitals. They had a lot of fun doing this project and we were proud with how well they worked. As the weather gets a bit colder, these toasty warm blankets will be put to good use.


Read more about Fifth Grade Blanket Project

Mr. Calton who is a parent at St. Joe's, a Marine, and attorney, spoke with the students on what it means to serve. He spoke of his service to the country as a Marine, and encouraged students to serve in any way they can in the Church and community- volunteering, helping others, sacrificing for the good of others. He repeatedly referenced our mission statement - Seek, Strive, Serve- and to be open to sacrificing time for the good of others. He explained that serving others makes you feel good. The students had the opportunity to ask him questions about his time in the military and how he decided to become a Marine. Mr. Calton's talk led wonderfully to our fleece blanket service project.

Read more about Leadership Series
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."