School Information

About Us

St. Joseph Preschool

St. Joseph Preschool offers a morning preschool Monday thru Friday from 8:15am to 11:15am. 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 6th through 8th grades, are departmental with students moving from room to room. Each class attends Library, Physical Education, Art, and Music. Students in 5th through 8th grades are offered to participate in 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 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 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 8th grade. It is an accredited school staffed by 14 certified teachers and two educational aides with a combined experience of more than 250 years.