From the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston: As many of you are aware, the Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio, recently released a list of priests who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. Included in the list were the names of priests who have been stationed near, or who have celebrated liturgies and other events at parishes within the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, including our Catholic Schools. The Diocese encourages anyone who may be the victim of abuse by one of these priests, or any priest in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, to contact your local authorities or the Diocesan Office of Safe Environment at (304) 233-0880.  Diocese of Steubenville Release.

Why SJS

Saint Joseph School offers…

Challenging Curriculum

Our tradition of excellence is built upon the quality of our faculty, staff, students, and programs. Academic programming is enhanced through educational technology, cross-curriculum lessons, educational field trips, integrated Spanish (currently for grades PreK-2), and innovative classroom STEM resources. Over 50% of our faculty hold a Masters Degree or higher. Our dedicated and nurturing faculty have a true desire to be at St. Joseph School and invest fully in our students and family community.

Faith-based Community

Our Catholic faith is the center of all we do at St. Joseph School. Students participate in various religious activities including weekly Mass at St. Joseph Church, Penance, prayer services, and daily religion classes.

Compassionate Service Learning

Resource Center, Title I, Speech, ESL

Fine Arts program

Students enjoy Art and Music classes each week and have the opportunity to join extracurricular activities such as Choir, Band, Handbells, Musical Theater, and Dance.

Physical Education

Students attend bi-weekly PE classes and middle school students have the opportunity to join extracurricular activities such as Cross Country, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, and Cheerleading.

Committed Parent Community

Cooperation and interest of parents in St. Joseph School are essential to the spirit of the school community and the success of our students.

Ideal Classroom Size

St. Joseph School is home to over 300 students from Pre-Kindergarten (starting at age two) through 8th grade. The teacher-student ratio for Kindergarten through 5th grade is 1:15 (and 1:6 for Pre-Kindergarten), far better than the national average. At St. Joseph School, we pride ourselves on positive learning in an ideal environment. Our faculty and staff are committed to ensuring a well-rounded educational experience for all students, while giving each student more opportunity to succeed and excel individually.

Community Outreach

Our students are encouraged to analyze and address local and global issues. Throughout the year, students are involved in service opportunities to assist local service agencies. Classroom teachers also encourage students to address the school’s mission of global awareness and service to others.

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