St. Joseph Catholic School, located in Anderson, was founded in 1967 and is home to 90 children in K4 through 8th grade. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, St. Joseph is the only private school in Anderson County with this distinction. St. Joseph students score very well on national standardized tests, with many of the 4th through 8th graders qualifying for Duke TIP. Staffed by certified teachers, our school offers small class sizes, personalized attention, and a family-friendly atmosphere. These factors combine to contribute greatly to the success of our students.
St. Joseph Catholic School focuses on enabling children to reach their full potential, both academically and spiritually. The students are taught love and respect for self and others, compassion and responsibility, dignity and integrity, peace and justice. This integration of values and academics enables each student to grow as a whole person.
Many special subject classes are offered, including; Spanish, Latin, music, band, art, library, physical education and computer. The school also offers several after-school activities, such as craft club, a tennis team, drama club, Lego League, and rosary club. The PTO is very active and bridges the gap between home and school with many family-oriented activities.