School Details

St. Joseph Elementary School

43222 Mission Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94539
(510) 656-6525
NR

(out of 10)

Private Grades 1-8 285 students 22 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

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About this school

St. Joseph Elementary School is a private middle school in Fremont. The principal of St. Joseph Elementary School is Kelly Mendoza, whose e-mail is kmendoza@sjsmsj.org. 285 children attend St. Joseph Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at St. Joseph Elementary School is 22:1. Alsion Montessori Middle / High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 57% %
Asian 25% %
Hispanic 18% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    The kids ... Talk with God Walk with Jesus Pray/Sing together EVERYDAY We get to know the families. We are always helping others Teachers & staff are loving nurturing and supportive. We have an AMAZING Kids Club! Many clubs and programs -Spanish Art History Ecology Speech & Debate Journalism Drama Math Olympiad Glee Mission Helpers Technology is strong. Smartboards/iPads are an additional sensory tool/interactive learning. It's about Mastery Imagination Creativity Internalizing concepts and REFLECTION. It's about the CHILD. Personalization includes learning styles/personality styles and learning differences. Communication with teacher is strong; they are always available My kids LOVE the school their friends their teachers Wonderful Special Needs resources. Parents learn tools to help their child/children It's a SAFE and FUN place to learn and grow. Parents are encouraged to share their talents time love and energy in MANY and different ways. Families have a place to find emotional support and have LOTS of FUN. Compassionate. Sharing. Loving. Respectful. Work towards Building and Growing God's community. It's our COMMUNITY our HOME our FAMILY. All are welcome.

  • (1 year ago)

    I had my son at another private Catholic school and later transferred my son to St. Joseph Elementary because of closer distance to our home and good reputation in fourth grade. After attending St. Joseph for a few months my son told me that he is learning more at St. Joseph b/c they teach Spanish the recorder instrument the library has more books than his previous school and he thought the lunch option was better. I like how the teacher's and principal are receptive and show genuine interest in each child. I love the school setting as well it looks like a mission style school small and personal in the middle of the country side. In addition the higher grades have IPads and their technology resources are up to date and wonderful which my son enjoys!

  • (2 years ago)

    This schools profile is inaccurate. Music instruments lessons are not offered at the school but students can take classes at a neighboring school. There is a school Choir with a very talented music teacher however the Choir is held after school hours is not part of the school curriculum. Sports are offered through the Parish Church and is NOT a part of the school.Yearbook is completed by parent Volunteers. The students have no involvement in the creation of the Yearbook because the school will not supply a teach for a yearbook class. Science is very limited. In past years the Science Fair has been cancelled due to "lack of interest" on the teachers part. The school does not publish it's testing scores for a reason. My student will have to be taught by a tutor over the summer so that he can reach the public school standards next year. Bullying is not addressed. Teachers Parents and Students frequently yell bully humiliate and intimidate as a form of communication. These are the lessons being taught at this school. Teachers are overwhelmed and do not communicate with parents. Principal is disconnected from students and parents. Core values are not taught by example.

  • (2 years ago)

    "St Joseph school is my second home." That's a quote from my child. The teachers and staffs are very child centered. We feel very comfortable with the teachers and staffs at the school. The teachers provide fun and challenging work to students. Children are taught good manners along with good academics. Discipline and respect is part of daily routine at St Joseph school. Catholic foundation is wonderful and my son is getting a strong foundation in his faith. This is a well-rounded school; there are team sports (basketball and volleyball) track and field cross country choir robotic club and so on. The kid s club (after school care) staffs are wonderful; they make sure the children finish their homework before they can go out play. St. Joseph is well worth the reasonable cost.

  • (4 years ago)

    Our children are receiving an education full of academic as well as social skills. Their faith-filled experience will provide the foundation that we want for them. St. Joseph School is solid and well worth the sacrifice we've made by choosing the best school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I pretty much like the school. It is well - rounded of extra ciricular activities and is well known for the education for the students. I personally think it is a good school to be at.

  • (5 years ago)

    We too are new to the school and really like it. Our daughter came from a top notch public school and she is definately being challenged. The parent involvement is maditory but I get the feeling that most of these parents would do it even if it wasn't. A+ school!

  • (5 years ago)

    At this school you can get good education and be well rounded by extra curricular activities. They try and help the students and make school fun. there is an excellent staff and princepal and vice. IF you have a learning disability they will help thourgh the years you are there if wanted.

  • (7 years ago)

    We loved this school and we hated to leave (military move)! The families are truly committed and warm and welcoming the principal is dedicated and amazing and sweet! Our daughter's teacher was very committed to helping her with all her individual learning needs and she did very well here! The extracurricular activities are plenty for this age and esteem/ praise-oriented our 4 year old and 2 year old got ribbons at our 2nd grader's track meet for the 'tiny tots' race division. They have CYO sports scouts chess club choir music and band great spring and Christmas concerts and programs an amazing Halloween carnival... lots of emphasis on community service... visits to Sisters at a home food pantry collections school supplies for lesser-endowed schools here and in Guatemala... just a great sense of the kids' place in a bigger faith-filled world. We will dearly miss St. Joseph!

  • (8 years ago)

    Very good for typically developing kids- Excellent leadership. Not very adaptable to kids' individual needs-minimal understanding of learning differences. Fantastic sense of community and Christian social understanding.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is an excellent School you are able to communicate with teachers easy help in the classroom they have a lot of nice activities and religious is very strong. The bad thing about St. Joseph is the number of kids per classroom other than that I will say it is a great environment for kids. I really liked St. Joseph a lot.

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