School Information

Saint Joseph Grade School

As a part of our parish's mission of "worship, service, and education," Saint Joseph Grade School is the most important ministry that we support. We believe that in providing a strong education for our young people, we are cultivating fertile soil in which the Lord can plant the seeds of insight and wisdom that will grow and flourish for the next generation.

Named a National Blue Ribbon School by the US Department of Education in 2011 and 2019, Saint Joseph Grade School continues a tradition of excellence in educating hearts and minds in the Holy Cross tradition, making God known, loved, and served. SJGS prepares students to succeed academically in high school and beyond while being attentive to the children's spiritual and moral growth.

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Saint Joseph Preschool

Saint Joseph Parish is committed to providing high quality preschool programming that advances our mission of Catholic education in the heart of South Bend. A preschool planning committee was established in August 2012, by Rev. John DeRiso, C.S.C., pastor of Saint Joseph Parish, to explore the necessary preconditions and make recommendations for establishing a preschool at Saint Joseph Parish.

On January 8, 2013, it was announced that the Saint Joseph Preschool would open in the fall of 2013, and be located in the new Ackles Center at 711 Colfax Avenue. The preschool will operate independently of Saint Joseph Grade School and enrollment in the preschool will have no effect on admission into the grade school. There will be no correlation insofar as gaining an advantage from attending the preschool or suffering a disadvantage from not attending the preschool when it comes to grade school registration.

Seeking to provide a high quality program on par with the high quality education provided at Saint Joseph Grade School, Saint Joseph Preschool will adopt the HighScope Early Childhood education program and register as a Child Care Ministry with the State of Indiana with the goal of becoming a Voluntary Certification Program.

Saint Joseph Preschool enrolls infants through age five, and offers full-day and half-day options.

Visit the Saint Joseph Preschool section of our school website for more information.

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