About Us

Our School

St. Joseph Preschool:                                                                                                                                         

St. Joseph Preschool offers a morning preschool Monday thru Friday from 8:15 AM - 11:15 AM.  This class is taught by a single teacher with the assistance of an educational aide.  Transportation is provided to and from preschool through the Central School district. 

St. Joseph Catholic School:                                                                                                                           

Kindergarten through 2nd grade are self-contained classrooms, with one teacher per grade and an educational aide in Kindergarten.  3rd through 5th and 5th through 8th grades are departmental with students moving from room to room.  Each class attends Library, Computer Lab, Physical Education, Art, and Music.  Students in 5th through 8th grade are offered Band.



Our History

St. Joseph Catholic School has been a learning institution in this community for 150 years.  The original school was established in 1865. In the early years, St. Joseph Catholic School had to close and reopen several times due to the poor facilities and/or lack of staff.  By January 10, 1890, with 83 students and competently staffed by the Sisters of Mercy, the doors of St. Joseph Catholic School were finally opened permanently.  Even after a devastating fire in 1920 destroyed the school, the St. Joseph Catholic School families persevered and found alternative locations so their children’s education could continue.  With a fund drive in 1954 a new school was built in its present location behind St. Joseph Catholic Church on the corner of 6th Avenue. Another fund drive was initiated in 2001 which resulted in renovations that improved the school and church facilities.

St. Joseph Catholic School today houses preschool through eighth grade.  It is an accredited school staffed by 14 certified teachers and two educational aides with a combined experience of more than 250 years. 



Our Location - 417 6th Ave., DeWitt



Non-Discrimination Notice

St. Joseph Catholic School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender identity, socioeconomic status, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, sex, or disability in its educational programs, services, or employment practices.  Inquiries concerning application of this statement should be addressed to:

Sharon Roling, Principal
St. Joseph Catholic School
417 6th Avenue
DeWitt, Iowa 52742