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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.