Congratulations Class of 2022!

You're officially St Joes Cadets, welcome to the family! This page is your "one-stop-shop" for all you need to know as new students entering St Joseph High School. Below is a checklist for you to follow as you prepare for your first day at SJ!

As always don't hesitate to contact the Admissions office at (203) 378-9378 x308 if you have any further questions!


New Student Checklist

Save These Dates

  • New Student Day - Aug 29 (Freshmen and Transfer Students)
  • Freshmen/Sophomore First Day - Aug 30
  • Junior/Senior First Day - Aug 31
  • First Full Day for All Students - Sept 4
  • See the full school calendar for highlighted fall events

Finalize Your Tuition Agreement

Contact Joanne Rodgerson, 203-378-9378 ext 310 or, for further questions and information.

Send Your Student Records

1. Release of Records: Upon the successful completion of your current grade, all medical forms and final transcripts must be released from your current school to St Joseph High School. Please see the release form below that you submit to your current middle school in order for these documents to be released. If these forms are not received by the start of the new school year, the new student may not start classes. Also, the Admissions Office reviews all final transcripts and reserves the right to revoke an acceptance decision if a student is not in good standing or does not successfully complete their current school year.

2. Pupil Information: We take great pride in making sure our students and their parents are always notified with any school updates, closings, etc. In order for us to keep our database updated, parents must complete and return the Pupil Information Form that is distributed at the May Orientation. This form must be returned before the start of school due to the important background and contact information for our school office. Please return your form to the main office at St Joseph High School.

  • To receive a copy of your personal Pupil Information Form, please contact Mrs Lucy at 203-378-9378 ext 455.

3. Health Assessment Record: Please return the Health Assessment Record Form (distributed at orientation) to the school nurse. The information must be from a physical dated between June 1, 2018 - April 30, 2019. If you are planning on playing a fall sport, the physical must be completed at least one year in advance.

Review Your Class Schedule

Freshmen Schedules: All schedules are tentative until the start of school due to any course/faculty changes, placement exam results, and summer course completion. If you have any questions before the first day of school, please contact the Admissions Office. Guidance counselor assignments will be communicated in August.

Placement Exams (Math and World Language): The placement exams are not mandatory. These exams are administered to students who wish to opt-in to taking one or both of these exams to be considered for placement (higher than level 1) in these subjects. All students will be notified of their placement shortly after taking an exam. To register, please continue below.

2018 Dates and Times:

World Language: June 14 or 16 at 10:30am-12pm

  • The World Language exam serves incoming freshmen who wish to be placed into a level higher than Level 1 for Spanish, Italian, French or Mandarin. Any student with previous World Language instruction, can register for this exam.

Math: June 14 or 16 at 9am-10:20am

  • The Math exam serves incoming freshmen who have taken at least one full year of Algebra or Geometry in 8th grade. Students with either Algebra or Geometry noted on their 8th grade report card will be emailed registration information for the exam and further instructions. Click Here for a Math Exam Outline.

For questions regarding the exams, contact Giulia Terese (World Language) at; Robin Berry (Math) at

Complete Your Summer Reading Assignment & Learn More About Summer Programs

1. Summer Assignments
St Joseph High School feels that reading should become a lifetime habit. Every student receives a summer reading list according to his/her grade level. We encourage regular reading beyond the requirements. Enrichment as well as enjoyment should result from this supplementary reading. We recommend that the required book be read carefully and notes taken. Testing will take place within the first two weeks of school. Teachers are required to incorporate a “summer reading” grade that is 10% of the first quarter grade.

2. Summer Programs

The St Joseph High School Summer Institute is the showcase of summer camps, courses and activities hosted on campus for all ages. Get a jump start by taking some summer courses and meeting some new classmates! Click here to access our summer programs information and registration.

3. Summer Sports Camps

Click here for a full list of sports camps hosted off-site by our coaching staff.



Order Your iPad (If You Do Not Already Own One) & Set Up Your Accounts

SJHS is a 1:1 iPad environment, where every student owns and operates an iPad. It is used for assignments, research and more! Our faculty are well-trained in using the iPad in the classroom and students are expected to complete and submit electronic assignments, even on snow days!

iPad Ordering Information:
Recommended Model: Apple iPad 6th Generation 32 GB & Wi-Fi
All students are required to purchase an iPad to have in-hand by the first day of school (the cost is not included in tuition). If you already own an iPad, you do not have to purchase a new one but please ensure that there is ample storage on the device.

Set Up Your Accounts SJ Tech Accounts:
Click here to access your iPad set up information.

Meraki iPad Set Up

Plus Portals
Plus Portal is an important resource for all students and parents. New and transfer students/parents will receive an email with activation, log-in name and password instructions at the start of the school year.

Students use it for:
Class Information
Grade Postings
Teacher Communication
School Events
Clubs and Activities Updates

Parents use it for:
Grade and Report Card Posting
School Event Information
School Calendar
Teacher Contact and Communication Information

Sign Up For SJ Bus Transportation Or Carpool2School (Optional)

Click here to access our transportation page to learn more about St Joes Bus Routes, the Carpool 2 School network and after school options.

Review Dress Code & Purchase Your Uniform

Uniforms: All students are required to be in full uniform for the start of school. The uniform can be purchased at Blake's School Uniform in Stratford, CT. 

Click here to download: Dress Code Requirement for St Joseph High School

Start Your Service Hours

Community Service: At St Joes, community service is a big part of our mission. Each class year has to earn a certain amount of community service hours that are approved by the Coordinator for Student Service. The freshmen class must ascertain a minimum of 15 hours of community service.

You can start your community service hours NOW!
All projects and hours must be pre-approved by the Coordinator for Student Service. Please read the requirements below as well as approved community service projects found here.

Get Connected & Involved

Clubs and Activities:
Check out this list of Clubs and Activities so you can get involved when you enter as a freshmen!

Click here to view our sports by season. We will notify you of fall sport try-outs when the information is available.

Parent Connection:
Parents, you can get involved too! Check out the Parent Association information page and contact Dawn Handwerker, with any further questions!

Get Connected:
There are many ways where you can keep up with the latest information about St Joes!

Get to know our faculty and staff before you enter our school halls in August! Check out the Faculty and Staff Directory with bios and information about our teachers and staff!

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