ONLINE APPLICATION

Admissions

Campus Tours

We would like to invite you to contact us and schedule an appointment for a private tour of our school and campus.  We would love to answer all questions you have about our school, curriculum, and admission process.  You may call our office at 864-760-1619 or email school.info@sjccs.net.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do we need to be Catholic for attend St. Joseph?

No.  St. Joseph welcomes students of all faiths.

When may I apply for to St. Joseph for the 2021-2022 school year?

Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year is currently open and applications will be available online or in our school office.  We will continue to accept applications as space allows.

What is the age cutoff for admission?

Students MUST be 4 years of by September 1st to be considered for admission into K4.

Students MUST be 5 years old by September 1st to be considered for admission into Kindergarten.

Students MUST be 6 years old by September 1st to be considered for admission into First Grade.

Does the school offer tuition assistance?

Yes.  Tuition assistance is available to all students.  The amount awarded to each student will depend on need and funds available.  The process will begin by completing a financial aid questionnaire.  For more information, please speak directly with our principal, Haymée Giuliani at 864-760-1619 or email haymee.giuliani@sjccs.net.

What are the school hours?

Students can be dropped off beginning at 7:30am.  School starts for all students at 7:55am sharp.  Dismissal begins at 2:45pm.  Half days are available for K4 students.  Extended care is available each day until 5:30pm.  School office hours are from 7:30am to 3:30pm.

Is extended care available?

Yes, extended care is available after school until 5:30pm each day.  This program may be used on a regular, full time basis or a drop-in basis for a nominal fee.

Does the school offer hot lunch?

Yes, the school offers a hot lunch program 5 days/week.  Food is brought in from local restaurants and is served with fresh fruits and vegetables to encourage healthy habits.  Students may purchase lunch everyday or on select days.  We are unable to offer free or reduced lunch program at this time.

How many students are in each classroom?

Class sizes are kept deliberately small.  Smaller class sizes foster the feeling of community, enable students to find their voice, and allow for teachers to tailor their instruction to meet the needs of the students.

What is your homework policy?

Homework assignments will vary and should be suitable to the particular grade level of the student.  Students should expect approximately 10-20 minutes of homework assigned per grade level.

Does the school offer scholarships?

Yes.  The school accepts the Exceptional SC Scholarship or Tuition Tax Credit.  To be eligible, students must be residents of SC, be eligible to attend public school, and have a medically verified exceptional need.  If you do not have a medically verified exceptional need, but do have any of the following, you will need to have your school complete the Exceptional SC Educator along with one of the following:

  • Multi-Disciplinary Team Report (MDTR): Issued by a public school district.  Provide the full document, including the signature page.
  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP): Issued by a public school district.
  • Individualized Service Plan (ISP): Issued by a public school district.
  • Eligibility Determination Letter : Issued in the IDEA mandated Child Find program.
  • Other letter or document from a South Carolina public school district.

What electives do you offer?

All students will receive instruction in Religion, Spanish, PE, Music, and Art.  Music is taught to elementary students and middle school students participate in the school band.

Does the school offer any classes for high school credit?

Qualifying students in 8th grade can take Honors Algebra I, Honors English I, and Spanish I for high school credit.  Credit acceptance may vary according to your high school or school district policy.

Does the school participate in standardized testing?

The school uses MAP testing to measure student progress throughout the year.  MAP, or the Measure of Academic Progress, is computerized testing and is administered three times per year.  More information can be found at www.nwea.org.

What is your bullying policy?

Students are constantly taught to treat each other with kindness and respect.  These concepts, and many more, are reinforced through our Virtues in Practice program.  Typically, when issues arise, students will be sent to the principal’s office and parents will be notified.  The second time will result in a parent conference, and the third time will result in suspension.  However, there may be situations that require different disciplinary actions to be taken.  These will be handled on a case by case basis.

How To Apply

We encourage families to apply online as it simplifies the process and provides parents the ability to track the status of their child’s application.  Follow the steps below to complete your application:

Step 1:  Click the link below to create your account.

Step 2:  You will receive an email containing an email verification link.

Step 3:  Log in to your account and Create A New Student Application for your child.

Step 4:  Submit your Application (Once completed, print Application if desired).

You will be able to log in and out of your account and access your open application.

A non-refundable fee of $25 must be submitted with each application.

You will be able to track your admission status by logging in to your account.  You can monitor when the school receives any applicable supplemental forms and, if necessary, reprint the forms.

We appreciate your interest and will assist you throughout the process.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 864-760-1619.

Start your Admission Application Here:

ONLINE APPLICATION

Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees 2021-2022

Financial Aid

For many families, providing a Catholic education requires a sacrifice on the part of the parents, the grandparents, and the extended family.  Thank you for making the sacrifice.  We at the school will continue to do our best to keep tuition down and to provide financial aid for those in need.

Every student at our school is receiving financial aid.  Yes, every student from every family.  The cost of education at St. Joseph’s exceeded $8,000 per pupil last year.  The difference between what any family pays and what our education actually costs, financial aid, is made up by several means, including: Annual Fund, Day of Giving, Golf Tournament, Gala, donations from friends and alumni of the school and parish groups such as the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Women Serving, and St. Joseph Men’s Club.  Finally, the most important source of support for the school comes from St. Joseph Catholic Church, without which the school would not exist.

Applications for financial aid can be found on the FACTS website here.  For Catholic families, in order to apply for the St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Scholarship, you will need to have completed your Tuition Assistance Form.

We must always remember to give thanks for our blessings which help support the school.

Uniforms

Our student uniforms exemplify students’ respect for God, themselves, and our learning community.  When everyone is wearing the same thing, students can focus on essential issues like academics and character.

School uniforms promote a feeling of community.  We believe our school dress should complement our learning environment.

School uniforms are more affordable.  Overall, our families save money with uniforms by not having to keep up with the latest fashion trends.

School uniforms make it easier to get ready for school.  No more indecision about what to wear in the morning!

ABOUT US

ACADEMICS

FAITH

We Welcome You

Visit
Apply