Saint Joseph Catholic School

(803) 254-6736 |

How to Apply


New Students to St Joseph Catholic School

Registration for school takes place during the months of January – May. Tours are conducted throughout the year. Families of children who seek application to Saint Joseph Catholic School will be notified by mail, as well as by way of church bulletins, to the period of application for the coming school year. An application package will be mailed from the school office upon request. Feel free to contact St. Joseph Catholic School or call 803.254.6736 with any questions or a tour of the school.

Saint Joseph Catholic School New Student Requirements

An applicant for Saint Joseph Catholic School 4 year-old kindergarten (K4) must be four years of age on or before September first. A new applicant for 5 year-old kindergarten (K5) must be five years of age on or before September 1. A new applicant for Saint Joseph Catholic School first grade must be six years old on or before September 1 as required by state law.

St. Joseph Catholic School Acceptance Order

After all application requirements have been completed, students are accepted into Saint Joseph Catholic School in this order:

  • Siblings of students currently attending Saint Joseph Catholic School.
  • Children of registered and regular contributing parishioners of Saint Joseph Parish.
  • Children of registered and regular contributing parishioners of neighboring Catholic parishes.
  • Children of non-Catholic families.

Students Returning to St. Joseph Catholic School

Each February, currently enrolled students will be given the opportunity to reenroll for the following school year. A registration packet will be sent home for each family to complete and return by the due date to ensure a spot for the next school year.

Confirmed School Enrollment

In June, a final enrollment package is mailed to each family containing all information necessary for the start of the year. This enrollment package is to be completed and returned to the office by the required date.

For newly enrolled students it is mandatory that the following grade level materials/forms, be submitted by the parent/guardian on or before the Confirmed Enrollment Day, July thirteenth. Admission is not final until all of the following steps are completed and accepted:

  • Parish verification, Baptismal Certificate, Birth Certificate, SC Cumulative School Health Record and a South Carolina Certificate of Immunization. Please contact your pediatrician for new immunization regulations.
  • Appropriate reporting of student testing and academic records.
  • Declaration of student's special education, psychological, and/or medical needs (if any) by parents/guardians.

Family Stewardship 2014 - 2015 Agreement
(This form is part of the registration of your student and must be completed and signed as part of the registration process.)

Saint Joseph Catholic School 3700 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29205 (803) 254-6736 (866) 456-7374 fax 803-540-1913