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About This School

St. Joseph School is a private middle school in Fairhaven. 232 students go to St. Joseph School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. The ratio of students to teachers at St. Joseph School is 16:1. Hastings Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
White, non-Hispanic 90%
Black, non-Hispanic 4%
Multiracial 4%
Asian 2%
Hispanic 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    If you are looking for a quality Catholic School with a warm and welcoming environment then you needn't look any further than St. Joseph's. This school is focused on academic excellence & gives special attention to the needs of every child. The principal Mrs. Vareika is a highly qualified experienced educator & proven leader. Every teacher who works at St. Joseph's have their Masters Degree and all aides have an Associates or better. The NAEYC Accreditation sets the bar high for St. Joseph's School. The staff meet or exceed the aforementioned standards which explains the highly desirable Iowa test scores & impressive high school placement scores. Staff members share the same goal & vision; academic excellence! I strongly suggest that parents do their research while choosing a Catholic School. Not all Catholic Schools implement the same standards for required formal education credentials & experience for their teachers and administrators. In my opinion St. Joseph's is one of the best schools in the Diocese and it is my pleasure to highly recommend St. Joseph's to any parent that is searching for excellence in education for their child.

  • (5 years ago)

    St. Joseph's is wonderful place for children to grow and learn. Students are encouraged to reach their fullest potential! My 2 children have been at St. Joseph School since preschool and my oldest will soon graduate! They have loved their school and so have I!!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is an excellent school! The master teachers exceed expectations and are very dedicated. The safe school environment is very family friendly (skate nights movie nights) BUT this family participation does not disrupt the learning process. That said the principal consistently shows great leadership skills. I wouldn't send a child anywhere else.

  • (6 years ago)

    St. Joseph school has proven to be a wonderful asset to our childrens education. The faculty and staff are very helpful and supportive. The school community is very involved active and family oriented. The education far exceeds a public school education. Students have advanced textbooks and extra support to help them succeed in their studies. My children have been here since pre-school and I would have it no other way!

  • (8 years ago)

    It is a great school. My daughter does not have any problems there. She has not even gotten picked on or anything. All the kids in the class are friends. Nobody in the class treats anybody differtly it is like a big happy family there at that school. Teachers are nice but they can be strict if they need to be. The older children learn responsibility of beening on their best behavior because all of he younger children look up to them to see how to act in class in the hallways in the cafeteria and out on the playground. Many after school activities are available to the students such as band basketball teams and softball teams. The children in the middle school have a chance to be in the national junior honnor society. Children in upper grades take notes for regular tests final exams and use past studies for acceptess tests.

  • (8 years ago)

    My child started out at Saint Joseph's in preschool. I decided to put him into the Fairhaven Public school system for Kindergarten and the difference was so tremendous that I am in the process of returning him to Saint Joseph's. The school community is a place where families can be a large part of the school experience along with the child. At Saint Joseph's my child was so enthusiastic about school and although he has excelled in his academics I don't know if it's all the cuts to the public school system in Fairhaven or what but just from experiencing both types of schooling from here on in both of my children will be attending Saint Joseph's from here on in.

  • (8 years ago)

    Excellent pre-school that is in the midst of accreditation. Academic programs appear to surpass that of the local public schools- comparing 5th grade math. Involved principal. Structure and rules help create a comfortable environment for all to learn. Extra activities are the weakness but that has even improved with the addition of instrumental lessons and a small band. There is CYO basketball and cheerleading. Having experienced both public school and St. Joseph School in Fairhaven I feel that St. Joseph School is a better fit for my children.

  • (8 years ago)

    High level of parent involvement. Has a Development coordinator who was great with fundraising.

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