St. Joseph Elementary School

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90 Pickering St

Needham, MA 02492

(781) 444-4459

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Private

Student Enrollment: 406

Students Per Teacher: 14

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28 Parent Reviews for St. Joseph Elementary School

We know families who left St. J's and we were on the fence. We decided to wait because of the new math/reading programs. The math program has not met our expectations. It's lacking! Also, many parents/students complain about short lunch periods (about 15 min) & recess. It's not enough time for kids ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/30/14

We are veteran parents at St. Joe's and are pleased to say we are off to one of our best years yet. Already we are seeing improvements in the curriculum and instruction. Our children came home the first day and announced they have "the best teachers EVER!" As for the trash comment made by a prior parent ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/15/14

We moved from out of state and looked at many Catholic schools in MA. We chose this school because of the positive energy you feel when you walk through the door, the academic success of the students, the numerous after-school clubs, and the leadership of the principal. There does seem to be ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/01/14

We live in Needham, therefore are paying taxes for a top rated public school system that we don't attend .because we LOVE St Joe's! I have been overwhelmed by the attention my kids receive from their teachers, along with amazing communication any time I have reached out. That new staff? They are focused, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/03/14

We tried this school for a year and we are so glad to be leaving. The average tenure of the teachers here is very low. We found our child's teacher to be very inexperienced. When we brought issues to the Principal, she was defensive and did not help the situation at all. Her behavior is puzzling. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/23/14

I am a parent with 2 children at St. Joes, and one of my favorite aspects of the school is the community of families who form the heart and soul of the school. This community is comprised of parents who desire a faith-centered Catholic school with competitive academics and St. Joes delivers! Over ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/23/14

I just saw a previous "1-star" comment that had many incorrect statements. There is no huge exodus from the school. In fact, Saint Joe's just made the Top 10 (out of 81) Catholic elementary schools in the Boston area. There are many veteran teachers on hand, as well as new teachers, who have brought ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/23/14

The teachers care tremendously about each child and are dedicated to making sure each student reaches his or her full potential. The school also appreciates the arts, with lots of support for art, drama, and music programs. The school provides a strong language foundation, teaching Spanish as well as ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/22/14

I would not recommend this school. The teachers are very nice and work hard but they are young and lack experience. There has been a nearly complete turnover in teachers since the new Principal was hired 2 years ago, so there are no veteran teachers to help these young teachers. There are also many ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/17/14

I am a teacher at St. Joseph Elementary School and I am thrilled to be a member of this school community. Our students are excellent young individuals who make coming to school each day a pleasure. Our principal loves children, she is very involved with our school and is always available to meet and ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 02/17/14

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Needham schools — St. Joseph Elementary School is located at 90 Pickering St, Needham MA 02492. 90 Pickering St is in the 02492 ZIP code in Needham, MA St. Joseph Elementary School is a Private school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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