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Saint Joseph School is a private Catholic school that provides instruction to students in early education, elementary, and middle school (preschool to Grade 8). Saint Joseph School offers students an educational experience comprised of academic rigor and deep faith with supportive teachers and staff. The school provides an inclusive learning environment, advanced and innovative curriculum to support all grade levels, and encourages students to strive to be better than yesterday through their commitment to God and serving their community. Saint Joseph School provides a solid foundation for success in high school and beyond. Established in 1954, Saint Joseph School families join us from more than 25 communities, including Needham, Newton, Westwood, Dedham, Dover, Marlborough, Hyde Park, Waltham, Natick, Wellesley, Canton, Medfield, West Roxbury, Foxboro, Norwood, Watertown, Norfolk, Medway, Roslindale, Franklin, Milford, Stoughton, Framingham, Ashland, Walpole, and Millis.

A community of faith and learning
  • Serving more than 400 students from more than 25 surrounding towns and cities
  • Supportive staff of 45 Massachusetts State certified educators, 85% with advanced degrees
  • Full day preschool, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs 
  • Extensive focus on charity giving, outreach programs, social justice, and community service activities
  • Wide range of After-School Extra-Curricular Activities including Choir, Band, Instrument Lessons, Drama, Lunch Bunch, Flag Football Club, Yearbook, Snowboard/Ski Club, Field Hockey Team, Cross Country Running Club, Basketball League, Fall and Spring Intramural Sports, Golf Club and Chess Club.
  • MAP Testing which tracks individual student growth in Math, Reading and Language Usage disciplines
  • State-of-the-art STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, and Math) Classroom, Library and Media Center
Specific to lower grades:

Affordable Before Care and Aftercare programs available
  • Learning Center for students who need academic support, including children with IEPs
  • Specialty Classes in STREAM, Music, Art, Library, Physical Education, and Spanish
  • Fine Arts integration and Creative Arts Enrichment Programs
  • Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System
  • Wilson Fundations Phonics Program taught in K — Grade 3
  • Classroom projection—Smart TVs with Apple TV, Chrome book carts on each floor for student use.
Specific to upper grades:
  • Full-time guidance department
  • Special education resource teacher for students with moderate special needs
  • Physical and Biological Science laboratories
  • A State-of-the-art technology lab equipped with Dell touch screen computers, wireless mounted TV and, staffed by a technology integration specialist
  • Specialty classes in Music, Art, Technology, Library Research, Physical Education, Study Skills and Spanish
  • Homework Strategy Program (HSP)
  • Exploratory week to enhance the curriculum
  • More than half of students taking the High School Placement Test in the past four years have scored in the highest category.
  • Saint Joseph School students are accepted into elite secondary schools, including:
    • Belmont Hill
    • BC High
    • Bishop Feehan
    • Catholic Memorial
    • Dexter Academy
    • Fontbonne Academy
    • Milton Academy
    • Montrose
    • Mount Alvernia High School
    • Newton Country Day
    • Nobles & Greenough
    • Notre Dame Academy
    • Portsmouth Abbey
    • Rivers
    • Roxbury Latin
    • Saint Joseph Prep
    • Saint Sebastian's
    • Thayer Academy
    • Ursuline Academy
    • Walnut Hill School
    • Xaverian Brothers High School
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