Why Saint Joseph Catholic School?

Serving 4K - 6th grades

Early Childhood development

  • Exceptional 4K program that combines traditional educational values, while implementing best practices in early childhood education.

  • Daily instruction balances learning and play, while maintaining a faith-based curriculum. 

  • A majority of student learning is done in small groups and learning centers while focusing on growth in social, emotional, cognitive, gross, and fine motor skills.

Academic excellence

  • Our students’ MAP testing scores are higher than both Diocesan and national norms in reading, math, and language.

  • Our students regularly win state and national awards in the Catholic Math League.

  • Handwriting is important. Our students win multiple awards in the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest every year.

In the classroom

  • Highly qualified teachers and administration – 42% have advanced degrees and 8% are Nationally Board Certified.

  • Small class sizes

  • Differentiated learning supported by the Director of Student Success in a schoolwide Learning Lab.

  • Dedication to new technology – all classrooms are equipped with SMART Boards, including SMART Kapp Interactive Whiteboards in our 5th and 6th grade classrooms, and a mobile touch screen computer lab is utilized in all grade levels.

  • Rigorous writing curriculum that prepares our students for middle school.

Beyond the classroom

  • Countless hours of community service performed throughout the year, including nearly 185 hours performed by our Student Council members over the summer of 2018.

  • Dedication to the arts – students are offered the opportunity to study visual arts, music, band and drama.

  • Students of all faiths are welcomed and nurtured with daily prayer, weekly Mass, and ecumenical prayer services.

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Saint Joseph Catholic School

3700 Devine Street

Columbia, SC 29205

(803) 254-6736      (866) 456-7374

Extended care: (803) 744-0143

fax (803) 540-1913


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