I was a student at this school from 1975-1978. It was a challenging experience based on past schools but it was a great education because the academic standards were quite high. I saw a comment here from a teacher that has claimed to be a science teacher there for the past 4 decades. I wonder if that
... Read more was Ms. Ulery that I had 1977-1978. We really appreciated her because she was relatively young and could relate to us kids more. I remember she talked about her love of Fleetwood Mac and other hip things. She was great and you could tell that she really loved her job. Read less
Posted by a other on 07/12/13
I came to this school in third grade. It was different for me, because I was used to an environment that was very open an friendly, but I was not shown any sign of welcome. Cliques were already formed, and I had to change who I was as a person to make a few friends. The math program in middle school
... Read more has a bad reputation. However, the school hired a new math teacher that is wonderful. If you want to send your child to this school, make sure she goes at an early age so she/he won't be caught up in the mess of trying to fit in as the new kid. Read less
Posted by a other on 07/10/12
We have three children at St. Joseph School. My children love school! The academics are excellent and the teachers challenge my children every day. The school leadership is strong and is committed to maintaining an environment for your child to be successful. The children learn french starting in
... Read more preschool. All the classes have smart boards. There are after school enrichment clubs and sports starting in first grade. Overall, if you are looking for a school that will encourage, nurture, and challenge your child academically St. Joseph School is the place. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/02/12
Having taught 5-8th grade science at St Joseph over a time frame of four decades I can say that it was a pleasure to go to school every day. The school atmosphere is one of unconditional acceptance. Discipline combined with love works to let the students know what is "fair" so that students, teachers,
... Read more administration and staff work for the good of the school. Read less
Posted by a teacher on 07/18/11
My daughter loves going to school. The environment is wonderful. The staff does a great job nurturing the whole child in a way that can't be matched in public schools. The academics are appropriately challenging and the use of technology (including smart boards) is very current. I would definitely recommend
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Posted by a parent on 02/16/11
Proud parent of a St. Joe's student and parishoner. I would encourage anyone moving to central PA to consider this school for their children. Best in the area.
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Posted by a parent on 04/28/10
We have been a part of this wonderful school community for 7 years now and have been very happy. We have three kids enrolled currently and one more coming in next year. Have there been some bumps along the way? Sure there have, but no more than anywhere else. Teachers are dedicated and caring. Administration
... Read more is top-notch. Discipline policy is excellent and teaches the kids respect for their peers and those in authority. We graduate quality students with all the skills to succeed in high school and beyond. Note: preschool is coming for 3 & 4 year olds for 2010-2011 school year! Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/28/10
I have two kids enrolled, what a wonderful school!! Coming from another catholic school in the area I must say what a difference great administration and teachers make. The school is well laid out, with lower school on the first and second floors and upper school on the third. I wish I would have sent
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Posted by a parent on 02/10/10
I have three children enrolled at SJS, and 2 who will be. The administration is remarkable, and the teachers as a whole are outstanding. Are there some that are better than others? Of course. Are some waiters better than others? We are fortunate to have a staff at SJS who are truly there for the
... Read more Catholic education of the children... they are certainly not there for the money. The most important facet of St. Joe's is the sense of community. I am pleased to send my kids to a school everyday at which I know that they will be held to the same standards as they are at home. I am on a first-name basis with >1/2 of the parents of my childrens' classmates. Top notch school. Highly recommended. Curious to know if those who have been involved for so long ever voiced their concerns at school, or just online? Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/18/08
I am excited to have my 2 children enrolled at St Joseph's. At first I was concerned about the class size being large, but when you experience a typical day at St Joseph's the children are so well behaved and the teachers have such control in the classroom that it is clearly not an issue. St Joseph's
... Read more as a great reputation, and it's obvious why when you compare them to the public schools in the area. Read less
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Mechanicsburg schools — St. Joseph School is located at 420 E Simpson St, Mechanicsburg PA 17055. 420 E Simpson St is in the 17055 ZIP code in Mechanicsburg, PA The school district for St. Joseph School is the Diocese Of Harrisburg. St. Joseph School is a Catholic school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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