Seek out your talents. Strive for greatness.
Serve the common good. Thrive with confidence.


When you choose a St Joes education, you decide to make the most of your high school years: to try new things; to challenge your skills and expand your thinking; to never settle for the status quo; to devote your time and gifts to helping those in need; and to build an ethical foundation for your future success. 

We’re ready to help you start your St Joes journey. Contact our admissions team to visit our campus, learn about our personalized tours, or become a Cadet for the Day—and discover why more than 800 students select St Joes to launch them from high school to higher education. 




What does it mean to be a St Joes Cadet? 

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To seek out your talents and discover your passions; to continuously set higher goals and strive for greatness; and to thrive with confidence as you move forward on the path of your own choosing.
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The welcome you feel when you walk through our doors is freely given. There are no initiation rites, no unspoken membership rules. Here, you’re known and admired for who you are, and who you’re working to become. 
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You’re constantly evolving, whether in the classroom, on the athletic field, or in a new place and culture. SJ Cadets embrace the personalized rigor that provides a competitive edge for college admission.
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From talented faculty, to alumni connections, to friendships that last a lifetime, you always have the support you need. SJ Cadets take care of each other and understand that with privilege comes responsibility. 



St. Joseph High School believes in the many social and academic benefits of a mixed-gender education. A co-ed environment promotes healthy student relationships, fosters effective learning, and reflects 21st century realities. As we look to the world we're preparing our students to enter, their success will be dependent on how they work, interact, and collaborate with diverse groups of people. 

According to Janet Hyde, a professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, which did one of the largest studies on co-ed versus single sex education, "there is a mountain of research in social psychology showing that segregation by race or gender feeds stereotypes, and that’s not what we want. The adult world is an integrated world, in the workplace and in the family, and the best thing we can do is provide that environment for children in school as we prepare them for adulthood.”

Of the 5,300+ colleges in the United States, only 33 are single-sex, and of those, only three are for menTeaching our young men and women how to learn and work together allows our students to see beyond stereotypes and develop respect for views that are different from their own. At St. Joseph High School, students benefit from a safe environment in which they are able to learn from people who are different from themselves. As they mature, they appreciate more other perspectives, approaches, and responses. 




The St. Joe's Campus



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Exceptional Opportunities




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China Immersion Trip


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College Counseling Peer Ministers



here, we're family

The St. Joes School-Family Partnership

To say that we’ve been happy with our decision to send our son to St Joe’s would be an understatement. We have put our full trust in the SJ institution and it has benefited our family as a whole quite significantly. Chris’ experience could not likely have been duplicated elsewhere. 

The faculty, staff, and culture make SJ a special place. You feel welcomed the minute you walk through the front doors of the school. The teachers are dedicated and genuinely care about their students, often going the extra mile, even if it means staying late to review a lesson. The staff is always available to answer parent or student questions. Everyone at SJ shares a common goal, they want to see you succeed! 

When our son walked through the doors, he knew it was the place for him. People will say you get back what you put into education but what if it went one step further? The learning environment means so much and with St Joes you get a warm supportive family to look out for your child. High school is so much more than learning from a textbook, it is learning to be your best self. St Joes offers an environment to do this. That is why we chose St Joes! My advice to parents would be to make sure your child gets involved in things that interest them and encourage them to not be afraid to try new things. 

Diane Pavese & Vinny Pavese '22

SJ offers a strong academic culture combined with Catholic values. There is truly a feeling of being home when you walk through the doors. The teachers, the counselors are all there to help the students but it's not in the sense of "doing their jobs" - they truly want the best for each and every child. The kids encourage one another whether it is in the class, on the stage or on the field. That's remarkable to see!  And how things were handled during the quarantine spoke volumes to us! These children were still learning and they grew together through that difficult time.

Andrezjewski Family

What I am here to share with you, is that this is a special place.  A place where you join a family whose membership never expires.  This is a community of people that will care for, nurture and remember your children.  This is a place that fills in the missing holes that a regular high school does not provide.  Things like faith, respect, consequence, discipline, kindness, generosity, philanthropy.  While it is a catholic institution, all walks of life are respected and every voice is considered regardless of religion or social philosophy.  Forget everything you think you may know about a catholic private high school because this place does not fit any mold.  



Being an SJ Cadet means you’re on a mission for more — and you’re surrounded by people who will help you get there. Are you ready to find your Cadet calling?