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Thank you for your interest in applying for admission to Saint Joseph School. While the admission process typically takes place in February after current students re-register, we often are able to accommodate admission at other times as space allows, so please feel free to inquire.

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Open Enrollment

K-8: The application process begins in February following the reregistration of presently enrolled students. Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by August 1st. Grades 1-8 new transfer students may tour SJS and meet the principal and teachers. A current copy of the child’s report card must be reviewed by the principal prior to acceptance. 

Pre-K3 and Junior Kindergarten Program

Options are: 5 Full Days or 3 Full Days -- Tu, W, Th 
August 1st is the recommended date for entrance into Pre-K classes. Students must be potty trained. Although there may be some flexibility with birth date as pertains to Pre-K3 and Jr. K, children must be age 5 before beginning kindergarten. 

School Hours: 7:50 am to 3:00 pm 

Doors Open at 7 am. All students are asked to go to the cafeteria if arriving early. After 7:15 am, students in Grades 4-8 go to the gym until allowed in homeroom at 7:40 am. Supervision of students is provided in the cafeteria and the gym. Early dismissal days conclude at noon for all students. All full-time students enjoy daily recess/lunch periods.

St. Joseph Kids' Club

St. Joseph Kids' Club LLC provides extended day services from 3 pm – 6 pm daily; or starting at noon on early dismissal days. A snack (or lunch), homework, and play time are provided for the students. Supervision is available and students are met and brought to the room by an adult supervisor. Please see this flyer for more information and a registration form.
Available daily from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.


Required for all students and can be purchased from Catholic Supply, 6759 Chippewa Street, 63109, 313-644-0643

Hot Lunch

Available daily provided by Chris' Pancake & Dining

Specialty Classes

Art, Music, Technology, and Physical Education.

Learning Consultant

On staff full-time

Instructional Technology

SMART Boards & CLEVERTOUCH Boards are operational in classrooms, cafeteria, the Makerspace Lab, Music Room and Science lab.

Mass Attendance

Grades 5-8 on Tu and remain for Perpetual Help Novena; Grades 1-4 attend on Wed; and K-8 attend Mass on Friday. Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students attend Mass when the teachers decide they are ready. Special school Mass celebrations throughout the school year are attended with buddies (an older and younger student). 


Students in 2nd Grade prepare to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion; the 8th Grade students prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. We will assist you if you or your child needs to receive the Sacrament of Baptism.

Home & School Association

All parents are automatically members of H & S upon registering to the school. Parental support and volunteerism strengthens the school community and builds morale and spirit among the entire school community. Welcome!

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While shadowing is normally a valuable component of the admission process, due to COVID-19 concerns, we are not offering shadow days at the present time.
Saint Joseph School admits students from Pre-K3 to grade 8. It is recommended that families pursue the opportunity to tour the school and consider the option of registering for the school once they have been able to see the school and hear about our mission.
A day of shadowing will allow prospective students to meet current students, participate in classes, and experience the opportunities we offer.
Shadow days are allowed on a mutually agreeable day and time. A shadow day may be scheduled by calling the school and making an appointment with the secretary. The day of visit will be determined with the interested student and the school depending upon the activities of the school on that day. We will do our best to accommodate visiting families.
The students in grades Pre-K3 through Kindergarten may attend for about one hour to meet the students in their classroom and become familiar with what happens at that level. Students in grades 1-3 may stay for one-half day to familiarize themselves with the school and the students, while students in Grades 4-8 may remain for an entire day to have the full classroom experience.
A visiting student may wear his/her school uniforms or appropriate school attire for visiting days. We request that students not wear jeans, sweatpants, or shorts, or inappropriate shirts or blouses. No apparel with offensive logos will be permitted.
Upon arrival at school at 7:40 am, the student and parent should report to the office to check in. Pick-up should be at 2:30 pm or as otherwise arranged. Lunch can be brought to school or purchased in our cafeteria, with sandwich and drink included in the lunch purchase. 
Please do not bring anything of value such as a computer or iPad, nor books to read or homework to do. We feel these would be a distraction and hinder the social experience of the visit. We will provide any necessary materials.